Issues / War & Peace
The Pentagon's increasingly unconvincing denials that Agent Orange was stored on Okinawa prevents veterans from receiving the medical care that they desperately need.
According to Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri's interpretation of Sunni Islamic law, Muslims who support a tyrannical regime or an occupying force are fair game for al Qaeda.
Politicians wage war, rages the poet, but they don't pay the price.
Turkey is winning friends and influencing the Middle East, but its Dale Carnegie approach doesn't extend to Israel.
To Washington, hospitality shown by the Haqqani network toward al Qaeda is probably another reason for the U.S. to remain in Afghanistan.
"Price taggers" are Israeli settlers who retaliate for IDF removal of Israeli settlers from the West Bank by attacking Palestinians and IDF property.
The international community, particularly the United States, is pursuing a dual-track policy that encourages the very warlordism that is pulling Somalia apart at the seams.
The recent decision by the Obama Administration to sell $5.8 billion in arms to Taiwan will annoy Taipei, irritate Beijing, and stir up the China bashers.
WASHINGTON, Sep 21, 2011 (IPS) - As Somalia undergoes its worst famine in six decades and Yemen slides into civil war, the administration of President Barack Obama is expanding its network of bases to carry out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in both countries, according to reports published in two major U.S. newspapers Thursday.
On my many drives from West Bank city to West Bank city, from Ramallah to Jenin, Abu Dis to Jericho, Bethlehem to Hebron, I'd play a little game: Could I travel for an entire minute without seeing physical evidence of the occupation?