Issues / War & Peace
The U.S. treatment of Haiti is, unfortunately, nothing new.
The Obama administration has failed to close the facility by its own deadline. Columnist Frida Berrigan examines what went wrong.
The United States punished Yemen 20 years ago by cutting off aid. Today, the United States is punishing Yemen by sending aid.
The United States could be creating a failed state where there wasn't one before.
Afghanistan and the U.S. military escalation in the civil war there dominated foreign-related news coverage by the three major U.S. television networks in 2009, according to the latest annual review by the authoritative Tyndall Report.
The latest attempt to highlight the crisis in Gaza captured some media attention. But a failure to balance principle with pragmatism meant that the Gaza Freedom March did not achieve its full potential.
Afghanistan’s problems are all about governance.
Washington is hoping for a united front against Iran’s nuclear ambitions. But China and Russia have ambitions of their own.
What needs rewriting is not the Geneva Conventions but Israel’s abusive and illegal war strategy.
The power of positive thinking has often warped American foreign policy, as a new book by Barbara Ehrenreich suggests.