Posts Tagged: U.S. military aid
With development assistance slashed, the face of U.S. diplomacy in the region will more often be wearing a uniform.
In 45 countries, U.S. military bases prop up undemocratic regimes of all sorts, while often interfering with local campaigns for democracy.
A winning (losing) formula would look something like: Rush headlong into new conflicts. Create failed states. Prop up dictatorships. Alienate the public. Sound familiar?
In real life, human memories work better than they do in Orwell’s 1984. Or do they?
Every day Palestinians live in fear of another U.S.-funded attack by the Israeli government.
Washington wants to loosen its human rights aid restrictions even as Egyptian security forces killed 500 people in their custody last year.
Clinton’s State Department overlooked human rights abuses and corruption while keeping a lucrative flow of contracts moving to U.S. security firms working in Mexico.
Nothing recruits terrorists like corrupt security forces committing human rights abuses with impunity.
Washington is effectively subsidizing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal — the fastest-growing in the world — even as the country drifts closer to China and Russia.
Let's say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?