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    Rethinking Afghanistan eight years later

    Phyllis Bennis
    31 March 2010
    Multi-media

    Phyllis Bennis explains in an in-depth briefing why military occupation is causing a resurgence of the Taliban and how rising popular opposition could still end this imperial war.

  2. The Obama Syndrome: New President, Same Mistakes - A Live Interview

    Tariq Ali
    11 October 2010

    Historian and critic Tariq Ali traces the continuity of errors between Bush and Obama in their Middle East and South Asia policy.

  3. Ending the US War in Afghanistan

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 February 2010

    The recent civilian casualties demonstrate, for any who doubted it,  that this is a war against a vast population of Afghanistan, and the only way to stop killing civilians is to stop the killing. That means to stop all offensive actions and withdraw the troops.

  4. Israel-US Relations

    31 March 2010
    Multi-media

    What does the recent exchange of heated language between US and Israeli officials actually translate to in terms of US policy toward the country?

  5. Have Taliban arrests undermined peace talks?

    Jochen Hippler
    31 March 2010

    The recent arrests of senior Taliban figures in Pakistan, which UN officials have said undermine Afghanistan peace talks, reveal a confused US strategy in Afghanistan.

  6. The delusions of the peace process

    Richard Falk
    24 December 2010
    Article

    The politics of the peace process in the Middle East have ensured that the mere prospect for producing peace is nonexistent.

  7. Pernicious parallels

    Mariano Aguirre
    16 December 2010
    Article

    The United States' protracted fight against insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan have raised the spectre of the Vietnam war. A review on recent literature on US wartime policies from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  8. Israel's settlement freeze is over: So what?

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 September 2010
    Article

    If Netanyahu believed Israel really could lose its military aid, his calculations on settlements would be significantly different.

  9. Bribing Israel

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 November 2010
    Article

    Unfortunately the Obama administration seems not only to recognize, but to welcome the reality that the U.S. is supporting illegal occupation.

  10. Iraq: The Invisible War

    Kamil Mahdi
    28 November 2010
    Article

    The US continues to paint a rosy picture of progress in Iraq but the reality is one of poverty, violence, torture and political corruption.

  11. Selling Off Af-Pak

    Tariq Ali
    14 September 2010
    Article

    The notion that the Afghan governance model could be transferred to Pakistan is risible.

  12. ¿Por qué desembarcan los marines en Costa Rica?

    Atilio Boron
    21 July 2010
    Article

    El desembarco de los marines busca reordenar el 'patio trasero' del imperio, que tiene así las manos libres para seguir guerreando en otras latitudes.

  13. It's no secret what Pakistan's been doing with the Taliban

    Tariq Ali
    03 August 2010
    Article

    British politicians "shock" over wiki-leaks shouldn't be taken seriously: Pakistan's ties to the Taliban have never been a secret.

  14. Obama: President of Cant

    Tariq Ali
    28 May 2010
    Article

    Has US foreign policy really changed since the departure of Bush and the arrival of Obama?

  15. Israel again gives Jews a bad name

    Saul Landau
    17 June 2010
    Article

    Israel's attack against a humanitarian flotilla to Gaza was intended to show the world who is the boss.

  16. Secret Israel–South Africa Nuclear Deal Exposed

    Praful Bidwai
    17 June 2010
    Article

    Recently declassified 'top secret' documents show that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to South Africa’s white-racist apartheid regime in 1975.

  17. After the massacre: The Global Impact of the Gaza Flotilla Crisis

    Phyllis Bennis
    07 June 2010
    Article

    When the histories are written, it is certain that Israel's Flotilla Massacre will be remembered as a key battle in what Richard Falk, the UN's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Territory, calls Israel's "war of legitimacy."

  18. In Afghan Negotiations, Who's at the Table?

    Phyllis Bennis
    30 May 2010
    Article

    Real negotiations mean everyone who has a legitimate stake in the outcome of Afghanistan must be at the table.

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    Afghanistan: this war won't work

    Phyllis Bennis
    26 January 2010
    Article

    Obama's announced troops escalation will not bring security to Afghans, it won't turn Afghanistan into a democracy, and it won't make the US safer.

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    Naked empire

    Saul Landau
    07 January 2010
    Article

    In November 2008, Americans, recoiling from the Bush nightmare, voted for “hope” and “change”, but Obama turned out not to be exactly what they voted for.

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