Peace & Security

Torture: Immoral, illegal, counterproductive, and un-American

May 2011

Resorting to lawlessness in 'the war against terror' only serves to undermine the very values that made American society strong in the first place.

Free private Manning: Unmasking the Myth of National Security

May 2011

Double standards and double speak surround the case of private Manning; the term 'national security' has been used again and again by the government to cover up bureaucratic mistakes and human rights crimes.

Is the Arab Spring a Black Swan?

May 2011

A recent comparison by top foreign policy thinkers in the US reveals the not so pro-democratic thinking that also goes on in Washington, referring to the emancipatory movements of the Arab Spring as a improbable "worst-case scenarios."

India and Pakistan's hope after Osama

May 2011

Bin Laden's demise may mark a turning point in the relationship between India and Pakistan.

Osama is no martyr, but the man prevailed

May 2011

The US response to 9/11 over the last decade played right into bin Laden's preferred terrain.

Who will reshape the Arab world: its people, or the US

May 2011

Phase one of the Arab spring is over. Phase two – the attempt to crush or contain genuine popular movements – has begun.

Justice or Vengeance: lessons from Bin Laden's death

May 2011

Vengeance may have been wreaked on the infamous Al Qaeda leader, but as long as deadly U.S. wars continue in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and beyond, justice has not been done.

International Seminar “La lucha contra el crimen organizado: hacia una estrategia integral”

April 2011

On 4 and 5 April 2011, Tom Blickman participated in the International
Seminar "La lucha contra el crimen organizado: hacia una estrategia integral” in Mexico City.

Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now! talks about the expanding Western intervention in Libya and it's consequences

Amy Goodman, www.democracynow.org
April 2011

The continuing expansion of NATO's intervention in Libya has less to do with oil as in Iraq and is more a reactive response to the wider uprising across the Middle East which threatens US / Western hegemony.

Selective vigilantism by the West

April 2011

Bombing Tripoli while shoring up other despots in the Arab world shows the UN-backed strikes to oust Gaddafi are purely cynical.