Real negotiations mean everyone who has a legitimate stake in the outcome of Afghanistan must be at the table.
Has US foreign policy really changed since the departure of Bush and the arrival of Obama?
Renewed U.S. efforts to bring sanctions against Iran are more backlash for being snubbed in favour of a tripartite deal with Turkey and Brazil than they are about nuclear proliferation. A UN Security Council coalition may be able to block U.S. pressure for sanctions that would only punish Iranian civilians.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's role in defending torture and rendition under the Obama administration raises serious concerns about the ongoing failure of the US government to end its own practice of extreme human rights abuses throughout the world.
With no real military dangers threathening the US, the Pentagon has to invent them to justify its multi-billion dollar budget. And the bill is presented to the taxpayers.
Instead of discussing the ethical dimension of the US foreign policy, the national debate in the US still rages around how many more crimes the government should commit to ensure “security.”