When the Cold War ended, many believed there would be a peace dividend, nuclear disarmament, and dismantling of the war machine with industrial conversion to peaceful technology. Instead, we've witnessed the aggressive expansion of NATO, to include the former Soviet Republics, right up to the Russian border, which should be a wake-up call to many living in the American Empire.
From July 25 to August 2 of this year, hundreds of Central American migrants, their family members, and activists participated in the Caravan "Step by Step for Peace" to demand respect for immigrant rights.
The U.S. Institute for Peace wants to change its name. What's the matter with peace all of the sudden?
Violent jihadists don't represent Islam any more than the Anders Breiviks of the world represent Christianity.
Media caution and skepticism are in short supply.
The terrorist network's resort to dramatic spectacle was at once a brilliant tactic and a desperate effort to revive its own fortunes.
Global warming comes on the wings of grasshoppers.
The planned cuts to the bloated U.S. military budget in the debt ceiling deal are long overdue, but lawmakers will likely slash civilian U.S. foreign policy instruments before they significantly reduce military spending.
A new book puts the relationship between Beijing and Washington into the global context.
The case of Timor-Leste proves once again how petroleum dependency turns out to be a curse rather than a blessing.