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    US no business in the middle of Afghan civil war

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 December 2009
    Multi-media

    Obama said that there was no military solution, but that's all he's really offering.

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    United States, Pakistan: the decade ahead

    Zia Mian
    03 November 2009
    Article

    The recently approved multi-billion-dollar U.S. economic and military aid packages for Pakistan suggest that the US policy of prioritising security policy over development remains unchanged. This could lead to Pakistanis becoming even more hostile towards the United States

     
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    Torture, Aggressive War & Presidential Power: Thoughts on the Current Constitutional Crisis

    Tom Reifer
    02 October 2009
    Article

    This article analyses the intersection of torture, aggressive war and Presidential power in the 21st century, with particular attention to the current US Constitutional crisis and related international humanitarian/human rights law.

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    Dissidents make noise -- oops, news

    Saul Landau
    19 November 2009
    Article

    Duplicity in language of the US administration coincides with stupidity of its policy.

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    UN Note: The Missing U.S. Ambassador

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 November 2009
    Article

    The US crusade to bury the Goldstone report (holding Israel and Hamas accountable for war crimes) was one of the fiercest of any waged in recent years.

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    Reprise? Obama and Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 November 2009
    Article

    Obama's caving in to the pressures of Pentagon to escalate the war in Afghanistan will inevitably mean weakening his programmes at home and losing the support of the broad progressive coalition that brought him to power.

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    President Obama's Afghanistan Escalation Speech: An Assessment

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 December 2009
    Article

    President Obama's speech reflected accountability not to his base, the extraordinary mobilization of people who swept this anti-war and anti-racist candidate into office, but rather to the exigencies of Washington's traditional military, political, and corporate power-brokers who define "national security."

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    Changing the discourse: first step toward changing the policy?

    Phyllis Bennis
    05 June 2009
    Article

    Obama's Cairo speech shifted the discourse, away from justifying reckless imperial hubris, unilateralism and militarism and towards a more cooperative and potentially even internationalist approach. It is the task of people across the US to mobilise and turn that new language into new policies.

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    Israel discourse has changed

    Phyllis Bennis
    03 November 2009
    Multi-media

    The Israel discourse has changed, and Americans no longer wholeheartedly support militaristic policies in Israel. There is room for debate on these issues, and politicians should fear hiding from it more than they fear addressing the issues.

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    Covert memories from Miami

    Saul Landau
    28 September 2009
    Article
    In Miami, several retired U.S. officials remember the early 1960s, when the CIA recruited thousands of Cuban exiles to try and destroy the Cuban revolution.
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    US-Cuba politics play out at OAS gathering

    Roger Burbach
    02 June 2009
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    The United States is facing a virtually united front of Latin American nations demanding that Cuba be readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS) that meets in Tegucigalpa, Honduras today.
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    Hearing holds clues to Clinton's foreign policy approach

    Phyllis Bennis, Joseph Nye interviewed by Gwen Ifill
    13 January 2009
    Article
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    'No reason for unease at Obama presidency'

    Praful Bidwai
    22 January 2009
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    Empire and Latin America in the Obama era

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    03 April 2009
    Article
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    Afghan creep

    Saul Landau
    17 September 2009
    Article
    President Obama’s Afghan and Pakistan goals for U.S. security remain obscure. If Obama focused instead on the phantom-like bin Laden he may ensure a second term.
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    Barack Obama and Afghanistan: a closer look

    Mariano Aguirre
    14 April 2009
    Article
    The United States’s shift of strategy towards “AfPak” needs to go further by taking account of regional concerns and local agencies.
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    Contested terrain: Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan and the peace movement

    Phyllis Bennis
    06 March 2009
    Article
    President Obama's speech to Congress was a good first step, but we still have a lot of work to do to end the war in Iraq.
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    Why Obama will read the riot act to Arroyo

    06 August 2009
    Article

    Reading Arroyo the riot act would not be a gesture of benevolence on the part of Washington. It is one that would serve the US’s current interests as Obama discerns them.

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    Democracy-promotion: doctrine vs dialogue

    Mariano Aguirre
    16 July 2009
    Article
    George W Bush made democracy-support a central theme of his presidency. Barack Obama, by contrast, has downplayed it. Yet the latter's approach may achieve more effective results.