US Foreign Policy

US Foreign Policy

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

US backing crucial to Gaza attacks

November 2012

Israel's attack on Gaza could not have happened without the strong support of US administration, but the political changes in the Middle East have left Israel and the US more isolated than ever.

Crisis and alternatives

August 2012

In the long term we have to transcend capitalism as it cannot ensure a decent livelihood for all nor is it compatible with preserving necessary ecological balances. In the short-term we must start out with basic social democratic demands.