Foreign Policy

U.S. - Israel military cooperation


Three previous U.S. administrations all ignored the gross power asymmetry between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Read more


Armenian Genocide Memorial

David Stanley

It is shocking that it has taken this long for even one house of the U.S. Congress to recognize this historic tragedy. Somehow it is always a “bad time” to upset the government of Turkey. Read more



Jeff Abbott

Repression against indigenous Bolivians has spurred protests across the Americas. Read more



Noor Al Hassan

Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination. Read more



Joel Alvarez

Evo Morales didn’t resign as the president of Bolivia. No one resigns with a gun to their head. Read more

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Brexit presents a serious conundrum for left and progressive forces. Liberals and social democrats suddenly find themselves in bed with Britain’s largest capitalist corporations. Read more




They say politics makes strange bedfellows. So does war. Read more


Raytheon Gif

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“Strike with creativity!” proclaims Raytheon. Read more


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Mahmoud Hassino

So far, the scheme isn’t working so well. Read more

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“Over 85,000 children dead from war and starvation in Yemen. And now you may pay more at the pump!” Read more


The United States has become a high-tech Bluebeard. Read more


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The White House

As the war approaches the end of its second decade, U.S. officials show no signs that they are willing to address the fundamental power dynamics that have fueled the war for so long. Meanwhile, innocent people die. Read more


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Reese Erlich

For the past year, the U.S. has escalated economic warfare with grudging acceptance by high-level Democrats and Republicans. Read more


The Morales administration’s decision to sign the agreement directly violates an order from the country’s highest court. Read more

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It’s for many of the same bad reasons used by the United States to justify its military interventions. Read more


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It’s easier to bang war drums than it is to maintain what made us a superpower in the first place. Read more


Elizabeth Warren

Edward Kimmel

Warren’s troubling foreign policy history includes uncritical support of Israel, supporting sanctions on Venezuela, and vilifying Russia and China as national security threats. But her views are also evolving. Read more


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While others on the left waffle on questions of imperial power and foreign relations, the freshman Democrat takes on American hegemony. Read more



Kamyar Adl

By treating the Iranian regime as a monolith the Trump Administration risks closing one of the few remaining avenues for defusing the crisis. Read more


Honduras protest

Jeff Abbott

“I want my daughter to have a better life, I want her to walk.” Read more