Posts Tagged: U.S. military aid
Most members of Congress accept that the U.S. will sell huge quantities of weapons to the rights-abusing state. It doesn't have to be that way.
We often debate the pros and cons of welcoming immigrants here. We seldom consider the U.S. impact on the countries they leave.
Four years ago, the U.S. and the UK signed a landmark treaty to restrict the sale of arms to rights abusers. So why are they still profiting off the atrocities in Yemen?
Imagine telling the family of a fallen soldier they died to ensure Saudi hegemony in the Gulf, an eternal Guantanamo, or the spread of terror groups and refugees.
Mexico is the third deadliest place in the world to do journalism — and the U.S. is making things worse.
Korea's new pro-engagement president may not have to be as deferential to Washington hardliners as his predecessors.
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?