Issues / War & Peace
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?
Arguing that Iran won't possess nuclear weapons soon only makes disarmament advocates look like they're putting off the inevitable.
Allegations of Agent Orange use are rekindling the anti-base movements in South Korea and Japan.
Western powers must accept responsibility for their detrimental influence in the Congo and fulfill their obligation to help structure stability in the war-ravaged country.
As the greatest beneficiary of the Arab Spring, Turkey is going head to head with both Syria and Israel.
George W. Bush and the neocons played right into the hands of Osama bin Laden, and we're paying the economic price today.
The Pakistani city is central to U.S. war efforts, so the recent violence there deeply worries Washington.