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There’s growing evidence that the Obama administration is providing just enough aid to the rebels to sustain the war, but not enough to topple Assad.

Mobile phone user in Cuba

Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”

Stop torture

Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America. 

Fort Hood shooting

Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves.

Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Libyan rebels

The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Israel

Many Israelis, Netanyahu included, were never serious about seeking a two-state solution in the peace negotiations.

Blogs

 Tehran raises the possibility of a deal over its nuclear program.

September 6, 2011

 Did NATO help Al Qaeda allies win Tripoli?

August 31, 2011

Both Pakistan and President Karzai are sabotaging US talks with the Taliban.

August 30, 2011

Nagasaki, which lost over 70,000 civilians (and a few military personnel) to a new weapon sixty-five years ago today, has always been the Forgotten A-Bomb City.

August 30, 2011

Qaddafi isn't completely gone yet, but there are calls to apply the US/NATO war plan tom Syria. Is Iran next after that?

August 29, 2011

Hundreds of thousands of peaceful demonstrators participated in marches across Chile, united by the same desire: that the government would commit to working towards a quality, free, not-for-profit education for all students.

August 26, 2011

Christian Parenti and MSNBC's Martin Bashir discuss whether or not the US is prepared for future earthquakes.

August 25, 2011

Following the liberation of Libya from the reign of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, how does the future look for the country, and how does the fall of Qaddafi reflect on President Obama’s foreign policy in the region?

August 24, 2011

Some Republican presidential candidates are pretending Qaddafi's ouster isn't happening. Others are pretending Obama had nothing to do with it. And then there's Mitt Romney. 

August 24, 2011

Don’t believe for one moment that the US backing for Libya’s opposition was about freedom.

August 23, 2011