Columns

Shiite vs. Sunni?

U.S. policies of divide and rule in the Middle East, explains FPIF columnist Conn Hallinan, are now exploding in our faces.

The Vishnu Strategy

The world's strongest militaries have been raining destruction down on Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon. Why has this strategy not been working?

Protesting Guantanamo

FPIF columnist Frida Berrigan describes her experience of getting arrested at the Federal District Court building in Washington, DC. The goal: to shut down Guantanamo.

Globalization in Retreat

One world economy ready or not? FPIF columnist Walden Bello argues that globalization has reached its high-water mark and is receding.

Madness and War

FPIF columnist Conn Hallinan describes how Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam form a historical axis of political madness and military blunders.

The Post-Abundance Era

We're so beyond the Cold War and September 11th that we’ve entered a new era altogether. FPIF columnist Michael T. Klare warns us all to get ready and tighten our belts.
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.

Chain-Gang Economics

China and the United States are sustaining the global economy. But as FPIF columnist Walden Bello points out, this linked relationship is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Common sense says that Washington won’t attack Tehran. But columnist Michael Klare questions whether common sense is guiding Bush administration policy.
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