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U.S. Military

We need to abandon nuclear deterrence, the magical idea that nuclear weapons somehow prevent themselves from being used, and seriously pursue the security of a world free of these weapons. more

Jul 25, 2017 12:49 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Misako Chida

Yemen, Southern Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia, are set to collectively lose 20 million people this year from conflict-driven famine. The U.S. House of Representatives just took a step toward ending the conflict. We need to pressure them to do more. more

Jul 21, 2017 2:40 PM Dispatches

The most significant threat to human survival, apart from climate change, is a world in which nuclear weapons continue to exist. Yet, instead of negotiating in good faith the U.S. makes nuclear first strikes more likely. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:16 PM , , Dispatches

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Kristine Beckerle

Disappearing people, ripping families apart, and torturing detainees is neither a lawful nor an effective way to counter an armed opposition. more

Jun 29, 2017 2:54 PM Dispatches

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© Reese Erlich

Unless foreign powers withdraw, Syria is in danger of being permanently partitioned along lines dictated by outside powers. more

Jun 22, 2017 2:56 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The Middle East’s already-complicated foreign policy picture just got decidedly more complicated more

Jun 22, 2017 9:28 AM Multimedia

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Pedro Szekely

The President’s plan will funnel money away from the Cuban people and toward the state. more

Jun 19, 2017 9:45 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Staff Sgt. Adam Mancini, U.S. Army

Re-escalating in Afghanistan is a fool’s errand. What can the United States do? For many analysts and observers, the answer has been obvious for years. more

Jun 19, 2017 4:28 PM Dispatches

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Shealah Craighead

This new crisis in the Persian Gulf is complex and requires a thoughtful and nuanced approach—something apparently beyond the capabilities of the current U.S. administration. more

Jun 16, 2017 9:48 AM Dispatches

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Donkey Hotey

This is the one area in which Trump has bipartisan support. He does not deserve it. Airstrikes in Syria by a U.S.-led coalition just killed at least 12 people. The response from Democrats in Congress: radio silence. more

Jun 13, 2017 1:54 PM Dispatches

When I lived in Morocco I witnessed demonstrations in Rabat—the country’s capital—nearly every week, with protesters pushing the government to take action on education and employment. more

Jun 5, 2017 3:24 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Manuel Noriega is dead, but the ghosts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama remain. more

May 31, 2017 9:59 AM Dispatches

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Pixabay

The regime is pretty much in opposition to all our founding principles. more

May 18, 2017 3:34 PM Dispatches

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Charlotte Cooper

Trump and the Republicans have been busy restricting women's access to healthcare. Time to get to work shutting them down. more

May 12, 2017 3:00 PM Dispatches

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ourjourneytosmile.com

We cannot continue to look the other way as military and economic warfare destroys lives. We must not lose ourselves in trivia and fantasy while the foundation of our real existence is the inescapable misery and suffering of others. more

Apr 20, 2017 2:09 PM Dispatches

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Erdogan’s plebiscite may grant him many years of authoritarian rule even in a society increasingly demanding democracy and justice. The question is what role the United States is going to play. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:56 PM Dispatches

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Syrian Civil Defense

For the first time since the beginning of the war, the regime has suffered consequences for its crimes. Survivors of Tuesday’s massacre and residents of Khan Sheikhoun welcomed the strikes. more

Apr 7, 2017 10:35 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

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Freedom House

Once again, the dictator of Syria, Assad, has committed a crime against humanity. And once again, the U.S. government is playing the role of apologist. more

Apr 5, 2017 8:05 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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YouTube

In contrast, North Korea has voted to negotiate a nuclear weapons ban and China, alone among the nuclear weapon states, has abstained from voting. more

Mar 29, 2017 2:30 PM Dispatches

From Syria to Afghanistan to the UC Berkeley campus, we are seeing violence everywhere. Is it inevitable? Sharp argues that while conflict may be inevitable, nonviolence can be just as effective as the opposite. more

Mar 25, 2017 2:51 PM Magazine

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