US Foreign Policy

US Foreign Policy

Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

June 2014

This is how wars begin.

5 Concrete Steps the US Can Take to End the Syria Crisis

May 2014

This article is based on discussions under way among a number of national peace and justice and anti-war organizations.

The civil war in Syria grinds on, and conditions for Syrian civilians—those inside its borders as well as the millions forced to flee to neighboring countries—continue to deteriorate. As global and regional powers not only fail to help end the war but actively engage in arming and funding all sides in the fighting, we in civil society must sharpen our demands for a different position from that of our governments.

US drones strategy

October 2013

US policymakers don’t even claim that all the targets of their drone strikes are posing a threat to the US, Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, told RT.

Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

David Wildman
August 2013

The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever. However any attack will not protect civilians—it will mean taking sides once again in a bloody, complicated civil war.

Egypt's still-unfinished Revolution: Celebration & Danger

July 2013

Whether or not the day’s events in Egypt constitute a military coup d’etat, the removal from office of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military portends great excitement but even greater dangers.

Way worse than a dumb war: Iraq ten years later

March 2013

The US war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology grounded in the recognition of our enormous debt to the people of Iraq, a debt for which compensation and reparations are only a start.

Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?

January 2013

Hagel’s nomination engendered bitter, angry opposition from the moment it was floated as a trial balloon. And the fact that Obama went ahead with the nomination is a good indication that on at least some critical foreign policy issues, Obama is not prepared to allow either the pro-Israeli lobbies or the hard-core neoconservatives, in and outside of Washington, to determine whom he could and could not choose as Secretary of Defense.

Secrets, Lies, & Propaganda

January 2013

After the US embrace of torture after 9/11 it was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to make a tribute to America’s liberal culture of torture for the big screen; Zero Dark Thirty

After Doha: rejecting dystopia by default

December 2012

We need to challenge the security industries and military that are thriving on the fear and insecurity created by our governments' inaction on climate change.

Israel is right to back away from war with Iran despite nuclear fears

December 2012

Iran has shown itself amenable to diplomacy, while Israel's security establishment advises against military intervention