It wasn’t the events of September 11th that changed the world, but the events of September 12th and beyond, when the Bush administration took the world to war in response; that changed the world, and continues to threaten U.S. and global security, and shred U.S. democracy.
President Obama passed up an opportunity to end the war in Afghanistan and respect the views of the vast majority of the American people.
Historian and critic Tariq Ali traces the continuity of errors between Bush and Obama in their Middle East and South Asia policy.
Recent visits of Indian officials to Kashmir at least gave them a chance to see the suffering first hand, but now they need to put a stop to the human rights and civil liberty abuses by the state, including the withdrawal of troops from the region.
The new, non-violent protest movement that has arisen in Kashmir will continue to gain support as the oppressive and thoughtless tactics of police in the region continue to inflame local resentment against the Indian government.
An arc of states across "greater west Asia" will force itself to the new president's attention, says Fred Halliday.
The inauguration of a new United States president is a moment of unusually high hopes the world over as well in the homeland. This is understandable in view both of the legacy Barack Obama inherits and his own striking qualities. But...
While in other policy areas there are enormous differences between Obama and his Republican counterparts, on the issues of war and peace the difference is not nearly as big as his rhetoric would have us believe, argues Phyllis Bennis, which makes the need for an active anti-war movement ever more urgent.Lecture at meeting of the Rachel Corrie...
Hippler in a research paper argues that "terrorism" attributed to Islam does not differ substantially from previous terrorist groups and obscures real political objectives.
You cannot win hearts and minds with ground troops and bombers, says Phyllis Bennis
Instead of abandoning nuclear weapons, India is trying to have them legitimised through the US nuclear deal.
Imagine being asked whether you’d undergo a high-risk operation under a surgeon who’s unaccountable to you. Or being asked to let a distant, supposedly wise, uncle decide about your family’s safety in your absence during...