US Foreign Policy

Bombing Hospitals All in a Day's Work

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War & Pacification
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Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz destroyed by U.S. bombing
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Photo credit WikimediaThe Pentagon relied on its language of “collateral damage,” trying once again to distance itself from any responsibility for this most recent atrocity in Afghanistan. But there is no distance. This is the direct and inevitable result of an air war waged by U.S. pilots flying U.S. planes dropping U.S. bombs on an impoverished and war-devastated country still immersed in the... Read more

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What options are there to respond to ISIS?
The Guardian Reveals the West Ignored Russian Offer to Have Assad Step Aside in 2012
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What options are there to respond to ISIS?

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Middle East Conflict
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War & Pacification
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Multi-media
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The Guardian Reveals the West Ignored Russian Offer to Have Assad Step Aside in 2012
There Is No Military Solution- But Obama Launches New War
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Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

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War & Pacification
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Negotiators in Lausanne, Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war.... Read more

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Zes stappen om IS te verslaan zonder oorlog te voeren

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War & Pacification
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VREDE – Tijdschrift voor internationale politiek’
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“We zullen ISIS afbreken en uiteindelijk vernietigen via een uitgebreide en volgehouden contra-terrorisme strategie”, zei de Amerikaanse president Obama in zijn speech van 10 september 2014 gericht aan de Amerikaanse natie over de Islamitische Staat in Irak en Syrië (ISIS), kortweg de Islamitische staat (IS). Zijn strategie bestaat vooral uit het opvoeren van de steun aan de oppositionele... Read more

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El discurso de Obama que no escuchamos en las Naciones Unidas

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Guerra y Pacificación
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Dirigiéndose a presidentes, primeros ministros, ministros de relaciones exteriores, y tal vez un rey o dos en el "debate general" anual de la Asamblea General de la ONU, el presidente Barack Obama tuvo una enorme tarea por delante. En más o menos veinte minutos(es difícil imaginar al encargado del protocolo, sacando del podio al presidente de los Estados Unidos si se pasa unos minutos) necesitó... Read more

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The Speech on Diplomacy that Obama should have given

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War & Pacification
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In the media
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Too often in the United States—most especially since 9/11—we equate “doing something” with “doing something military.” George W. Bush gave a traumatized, near-paralyzed US public two options: we either go to war, or we let ‘em get away with it. Faced with that choice, it was hardly surprising that 88 percent or so of people in this country chose war. You can find the complete article here. Read more

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Six Steps Short of War to Beat ISIS

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War & Pacification
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President Obama is right: There is no military solution. ... Read more

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Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

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Middle East Conflict
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War & Pacification
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Barack Obama says we’re not going back to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” he said on June 19th, “but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well.”... Read more

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

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Middle East Conflict
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War & Pacification
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We in civil society must sharpen our demands
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This article is based on discussions under way among a number of national peace and justice and anti-war organizations.... Read more

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US drones strategy

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War on Terror
War on Terror
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War & Pacification
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US drones strategy relies ‘too much on killing people, too little on solving the problems’
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Using drones in Pakistan and elsewhere is part of the US anti-terrorism strategy that relies way too much on killing people, and way too little on solving the problems, Bennis said. ... Read more

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