US Foreign Policy

US drones strategy

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Topic: 
War on Terror
War on Terror
Programmes: 
War & Pacification
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US drones strategy relies ‘too much on killing people, too little on solving the problems’
Article type: 
Article
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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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Las bases de Obama se movilizan contra la guerra

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Topic: 
Conflicto en Oriente Medio
Programmes: 
Guerra y Pacificación
Article type: 
In the media
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«Llevo años trabajando para parar las guerras de EEUU en Oriente Próximo y estoy convencida de que tenemos que parar ésta también», dijo tajante Phyllis Bennis, directora del Proyecto Nuevo Internacionalismo. Así empezaba el vídeo que la organización MoveOn envió ayer a sus 8 millones de miembros, horas después de que Barack Obama anunciara al país que ha tomado la decisión de atacar... Read more

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Syria crisis demands tough diplomacy

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Topic: 
Middle East Conflict
Programmes: 
War & Pacification
Article type: 
Article
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The US government has been divided over the Syria crisis since it began. Some, especially in the Pentagon and some of the intelligence agencies, said direct military intervention would be dangerous and would accomplish nothing. Others, especially in Congress and some in the State Department, have demanded military attacks, even regime change, against the Syrian leadership, even before anyone... Read more

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Egypt's still-unfinished Revolution: Celebration & Danger

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Topic: 
Arab Spring
Arab Spring
Democratisation
Programmes: 
War & Pacification
Article type: 
Article
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The democracy of the street –which 16 months ago led to the overthrow of the longstanding President Hosni Mubarak – is claiming the same kind of people’s victory in the overthrow of Morsi.... Read more

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Way worse than a dumb war: Iraq ten years later

English
Programmes: 
War & Pacification
Article type: 
Article
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It didn’t take long for the world to recognize that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq constituted a dumb war, as then Senator Barack Obama put it. But “dumb” wasn’t the half of it.The US war against Iraq was illegal and illegitimate. It violated the UN Charter, the Geneva Conventions and a whole host of international laws and treaties. It violated US laws and our Constitution with impunity... Read more

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Will Chuck Hagel's Appointment Actually Help the Anti-War Left?

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Programmes: 
War & Pacification
Article type: 
Article
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Chuck Hagel isn’t anyone I’d pick to be in a position of power. He’s a conservative Republican, a military guy who volunteered to fight in Vietnam. According to Forbes magazine, during Hagel’s tenure in the Senate, “he favored school prayer, missile defense and drilling in Alaska, while opposing abortion, same-sex marriage and limits on assault guns. He voted in... Read more

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Militarizando la crisis climática

Topic: 
Políticas de seguridad de la UE
Seguridad climática
Spanish
Programmes: 
Guerra y Pacificación
Justicia Agraria y Ambiental
Article type: 
Article
Translators: 
Beatriz Martínez
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Los líderes políticos del mundo no podían decir que no habían sido advertidos. Poco antes de que comenzaran las negociaciones sobre el clima de la ONU a principios de diciembre de 2012 en Qatar, no eran solo el Banco Mundial, la Agencia Internacional de la Energía y la compañía internacional de contabilidad PWC los que preveían unos peligrosos niveles de cambio climático. Incluso la naturaleza... Read more

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After Doha: rejecting dystopia by default

English
Topic: 
Climate security
EU security policies
Programmes: 
War & Pacification
Agrarian & Environmental Justice
Article type: 
Article
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The world's political leaders couldn't say they hadn't been warned. In the run up to the UN climate negotiations in early December in Qatar, it wasn't just the World Bank, the International Energy Agency, global accounting firm PWC predicting dangerous levels of climate change. Even nature appeared to sound alarm bells with unseasonal hurricanes devastating New York and islands in the Caribbean... Read more

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Israel is right to back away from war with Iran despite nuclear fears

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Topic: 
Nuclear weapons
Programmes: 
War & Pacification
Article type: 
Article
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Now that the crisis over Israel's bombing of Gaza has been defused with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United States, it will soon be time for the world to turn to the Middle East's "other" thorny problem: Iran's nuclear programme.... Read more

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