Issues / War & Peace
On his first day in office, President Barack Obama promised that he would close the Bush-era prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "as soon as practicable" and "no later than one year from the date of this order."
The new marine protection area in the Indian Ocean seems like a great step forward. Until you look at it a little more carefully.
The Obama administration has a new nuclear policy. And we need a new anti-nuclear movement that can reach for change.
At an FPIF panel on Afghanistan at the recent Left Forum in New York, panelists agreed that there are no military solutions to the current situation but disagreed on whether U.S. troops should leave as soon as possible.
Matt Ryan, the mayor of Binghamton, New York, is sick and tired of watching people in local communities "squabble over crumbs," as he puts it, while so much local money pours into the Pentagon's coffers and into America's wars.
The U.S. occupation has never been a part of the solution and never will be.
The Obama administration is hearing, but not listening, when it comes to U.S. military bases.
Measuring economic development in Afghanistan by the same yardstick as a Pentagon mission is a recipe for disaster.
To find the Palestinian Gandhi or MLK, the first step is to look in Israeli detention centers.
For a country in which ultra-nationalism was for so long a problem, the weakness of nationalism in contemporary Japan is puzzling.