Regions / Libya
The Kurds and the Misratan militias have seen U.S. support evaporate.
The group's caliphate may be crumbled, but the political conditions that gave rise to it haven't improved at all.
Trump's racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of U.S. foreign policy are worse.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it's clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
Saudi Arabia's puzzling effort to blacklist its tiny neighbor Qatar begs the question of who's really isolated in the Gulf.
Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.
Even some critiques of Donald Trump's Muslim ban contain unfortunate stereotypes.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
The U.S. responded to a barbaric attack that killed 3,000 U.S. civilians with an ongoing barbaric air campaign of their own that's since produced “towers” of dead civilians in the Greater Middle East and Africa.
“Smart power at its best,” as Hillary Clinton called our intervention into Libya, doesn’t seem like much of an improvement over the heavy-handed use of force.