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Current discussions tend to trivialize acts that are not only immoral but illegal according to covenants the United States has signed.

It fails to bring the country to a safer and saner position on nuclear power.

The "war on terror" is causing an escalation of retaliatory thinking.

We can't allow fear to erode commitment to our constitutional liberties.

With the air and ground war in Afghanistan apparently bogged down, the Pentagon is trying to alter the balance of forces on the propaganda front.

Mismanagement and secrecy have stalled the war on terrorism—and at home its effects reverberate against civil rights.

If bin Laden is destroyed, his shadowy armies will grow, rather than wither away.

Egypt's political agenda is increasingly set by the viewpoints aired on Al Jazeera.

Politics govern the increasingly difficult war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In spite of unionist provocations, the IRA has stood down violence during the ongoing democratic process.

Blogs

McChrystal is identified in The Tillman Story (and earlier in various news probes) as a willing participant in the cover-up of how the soldier died.

September 10, 2010

Will the "Team B"–style approach open the debate over the Afghan war, in which the establishment has largely closed ranks in support of a failing strategy?

September 10, 2010

Newest pieces, women complaining about the attention given to Jonathan Franzen, some book and DVD recommendations and the latest mail.

September 9, 2010

Tony Blinken says that the US intends to remove the rest of troops in 2011, but he won't say that they'll leave even if Iraq falls apart. And, he says, there is no dialogue with Iran about Iraq's future.

September 8, 2010

Will Abbas declare Palestine an independent state if talks fail? And if so, how would Obama react?

September 7, 2010

Everyone is spinning the Iraq mission's so-called end but no one's willing to accept defeat.

September 2, 2010

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

September 2, 2010

President Obama has pledged to get the rest of US forces out of Iraq in 2011. But Iraq is still unstable and politically explosive, and it is increasingly in Iran's orbit. All that may cause Obama to reconsider his plans to pull out.

August 31, 2010