Foreign Policy

Debating Security Debating Security

The alleged British terror plot contrasts with the fruits of Bush's "war on terror": civil war in Iraq, an empowered Iran and Arab hatred. Let us instead seek security through dipl...

Aug 24, 2006 / Editorial / The Editors

Groundhog Day Groundhog Day

From all official statements so far, the August 10 terror plot uncovered in Britain was the biggest thing since 9/11. But then again, perhaps it wasn't. It's not too early to ask t...

Aug 18, 2006 / Feature / James K. Galbraith

‘Mushroom Cloud’ Rice, The Icy Spinmeister, Tries Again ‘Mushroom Cloud’ Rice, The Icy Spinmeister, Tries Again

Condi takes her "birth pangs" mantra on the road.

Aug 10, 2006 / Column / Calvin Trillin

A Bankrupt Cuba Policy A Bankrupt Cuba Policy

As Iraq burns and Castro recovers, the Bush Administration's schemes to further "Cuba's transition to democracy" ring more hollow than ever.

Aug 15, 2006 / Editorial / Wayne S. Smith

Is Israel Good for the Jews? Is Israel Good for the Jews?

An American Jewish identity that centers on unconditional defense of Israel is not healthy--for either American Jews or Israel.

Aug 5, 2006 / Feature / Norman Birnbaum

The Left Gets Real The Left Gets Real

Is the coziness of progressives and foreign policy realists a strategic alliance or a sign that the conservative co-optation of "human rights" has disillusioned the left?

Aug 4, 2006 / Feature / Eyal Press

Too Late for Empire Too Late for Empire

Thirty years after Watergate, we again face a constitutional crisis at home and a misconceived war abroad. The United States will remain a helpless giant until we finally learn tha...

Jul 27, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Jonathan Schell

The Triumph of Crackpot Realism The Triumph of Crackpot Realism

The American government has lost its grasp on reality in Iraq and Lebanon. They seek out the bright, clear problems of war, leaving rubble and corpses in their wake.

Jul 27, 2006 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

The Fractured Mideast The Fractured Mideast

Bush's Mideast strategy of inaction is a dangerous failure. He must act diplomatically to achieve a cease-fire, prisoner exchange and Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands.

Jul 27, 2006 / Editorial / The Editors

Labor Pains of a Stillborn Foreign Policy Labor Pains of a Stillborn Foreign Policy

By saying that the Israel-Lebanon crisis simply represents the "birth pangs of a new Middle East," Condoleezza Rice underscored the Bush Administration's blindness to the disastrou...

Jul 26, 2006 / Column / Robert Scheer

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