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Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It's a natural human reaction.

Sadly, some on the left are angrier about NATO's bombing than they are about the Serbian forces' atrocities, even though Milosevic's men have killed more in one Kosovan village than have all the

During the Balkan war of 1912, Leon Trotsky was a war correspondent for a group of liberal Russian and Ukrainian newspapers.

The catastrophic effects of the air war against Serbia subvert the Clinton Administration's declared humanitarian intentions.

The world is a bleak canvas, all black and white, with only some grays "so that the black and the white [don't] bump into each other so hard." The gods are quarrelsome and bored.

President Clinton's address attempting to justify--after the fact--the US-led NATO bombing of Serbia should set off alarms.

Whoever does not fight at Kosovo...

May nothing bear fruit that his hand sows.

     --Serb epic

President Clinton's decision to use military force against the Serbs was not simply a calculated response to Slobodan Milosevic's intransigence.

The present lull in the fighting between Eritrea and Ethiopia may lead to a shift in their bitterly fought contest to the negotiating table, but an end to hostilities between two of the poorest

Henry Kissinger, realpolitiker nonpareil, never gave a damn about human rights.

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Obama caves in to pressure from neocons, liberal interventionists.

March 17, 2011

As Obama heads for Brazil, he might cross flight paths with Aristide, soon expected to return to Haiti

March 17, 2011

America's nuclear power plants are poorly managed and regulated, and it's time they were taken out of commission.

March 17, 2011

Obama's tour of Latin America will highlight how the US’s domestic multiple crises are hamstringing its ability to implement effective diplomacy.

March 16, 2011

Is Earth becoming Easter Island?

March 15, 2011

If the GOP succeeds in cutting back funding for agencies that regulate building standards and facilitate emergency evacuation, how will the US fare in the next unanticipated disaster?

March 15, 2011

Enormous resources are required to construct a safety net for the country's millions of citizens already mired in poverty.

March 14, 2011

Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley decries Department of Defense's mistratement of WikiLeaks suspect Pvt. Bradley Manning. Obama sides with Defense Department and Crowley resigns, warning that “the exercise of power in today's challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values.”

March 14, 2011

Germany shoots down Libya no-fly zone, as neocons ask Obama to bomb Qaddafi's forces.

March 14, 2011

Anonymous leaks Bank of America employee emails allegedly showing fraud, fallout from the cables between Indonesia and the US and more fallout from P.J. Crowley's firing from the State Dept.

March 13, 2011