Regions / Middle East & North Africa

The Democrats’ War

After January 3, the Democrats will have to do something about Iraq. Early signs are not positive, unless the anti-war movement kicks it up a notch.
War, instability, and high oil prices have created a perfect storm of profit for the world’s weapons manufacturers. This year, FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan reports, defense military analysts predict the biggest arms bonanza since 1993 ... which is saying something because in the aftermath of the first Gulf War the global industry reaped the benefits of a $42 billion arms race.
The election of a Democratic majority in Congress won't curb U.S. support for Israeli attacks against the civilian populations of its Arab neighbors.

Shafting the Vets

Veterans of the Iraq War return home to face the “friendly fire” of an indifferent Pentagon and Veterans Administration.
With the Army Times calling for Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation, will the Joint Chiefs of Staff have the courage to speak out against the errors of the Iraq War?
Why are students and youth across this country walking out of their schools and jobs on Election Day? Department editor Saif Rahman argues that the answer is not that complicated: young people are getting it in the neck.
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