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Dangerous Brinkmanship Over Taiwan
How to avoid US-Chinese military conflict in the Western Pacific.
Michael T. Klare
Yesterday 5:00 am
Why Biden Should Continue Withdrawing After Afghanistan
The political cost of leaving Afghanistan has largely been paid—and the geopolitical consequences have been positive.
October 21, 2021
Were the Recent Haiti Kidnappings Business, Politics—or Both?
Both the assassination of Jovenel Moïse and the recent kidnapping of the Christian missionaries should be seen as a kind of blowback—blowback that has exposed our deplorable and failed policy in Haiti.
October 14, 2021
Meet Representative Elaine Luria, Chowderhead
The Virginia Democrat wants Congress to give the president the authority to go to war with China. Because the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution was such a shining success.
Andrew J. Bacevich
October 13, 2021
I Lived Through the US Military’s Culture of Surveillance
As a military spouse, I’ve been threatened, silenced, monitored, and shamed by the very people my husband fought alongside.
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September 28, 2021
Why the Media No Longer Cares About Nicaragua
Elite fixations often determine press coverage, and no one in power wants to talk about Daniel Ortega anymore.
September 27, 2021
How Do We Confront America’s Attachment to Violence?
Its toxicity has penetrated all too deeply into the soul of the nation.
September 21, 2021
It’s Time to Break Up the Military-Industrial Complex
Despite the end of two decades of war, a congressional committee just voted to increase the Pentagon’s budget by $24 billion.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 21, 2021
Russia’s War Against the Cold
A new history considers how the struggle with Siberia’s permafrost redefined the country.
September 16, 2021
What Can We Learn From the War in Afghanistan?
Four lessons worth considering.