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We Need to Scale Back America’s War Machine
Sixty years after Eisenhower warned the nation against the threat of the military-industrial complex, America continues to maintain a bloated, imperialistic military presence at home and abroad.
July 5, 2021
The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan’s Populism
Widely blamed for mismanaging the economy—and hemorrhaging support since he was elected amid accusations of vote rigging in 2018—Khan seems to believe that running against the US is his ticket to victory.
July 2, 2021
The True American Patriots Are the Anti-Imperialists
Two hundred years ago this week, our wisest secretary of state warned Americans against a career of empire.
June 30, 2021
The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria
A decade after the first shots were fired, cities are in ruins, over half a million Syrians have died, and more than ten million have been displaced.
June 28, 2021
Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent
Fifty years ago this week, the senator read the Pentagon Papers into the
. He never stopped battling war and secrecy. Gravel died on Saturday.
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June 22, 2021
Biden’s New Normal Seems Ominously Heading Toward a Revival of Cold War Politics
We need a far more serious discussion about the real security priorities of the American people—and the real challenges we face.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 18, 2021
American Wars Mean American Lies
We need a truth commission to hold leaders—military and civilian—accountable for America’s failed wars.
June 15, 2021
Biden Has an Opportunity to Begin Rebuilding the US’s Fractured Relationship With Russia
Relations between the United States and Russia have reached a particularly perilous moment.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 27, 2021
Hearts for Palestine
The Palestinian people's struggling for survival.
May 21, 2021
Israel’s Military, Made in the USA
US aid fuels the Israeli military. Could it also become a point of leverage for peace?
William D. Hartung