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  1. Europe’s guns, debt and corruption

    Frank Slijper
    06 May 2013
    Article

    This second of two essays on military spending and the EU crisis, explores the role of the European arms trade, corruption and the role of arms exporting countries in fuelling a debt crisis, and why these 'odious' debts need to be written off.

  2. Austerity in Europe? Tighten the military belt

    Frank Slijper
    06 May 2013
    Article

    Five years into the economic crisis in Europe and the elephant in the room is the role of military spending in causing and perpetuating the economic crisis.

  3. The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel

    Phyllis Bennis
    19 April 2012
    Article

    The U.S. is 11 years into its current war in Afghanistan and still losing. We never had a chance to "win" this war of vengeance – and while few in Washington are ready to admit that, they’ve continued to revise and redefine just what "winning" might look like.

  4. September 11th Didn't Change the World. September 12th Did

    Phyllis Bennis
    12 September 2011
    Article

    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.

  5. Headlines or Not, the Iraq War is Not Over

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 September 2011
    Article

    It might seem like cause for celebration after reading the New York Times headline, "Iraq War Marks First Month with No U.S. Military Deaths." But the smaller print on the page reminds us why celebrating is not really in order: "Many Iraqis are killed..." 

  6. Victory in Afghanistan

    Ross Eventon
    16 August 2011
    Article

    Debate over the 10-year-plus war in Afghanistan tends to focus on how and when it "can be won," obscuring the fundamental question of whether it was morally acceptable in the first place. Now as the US gets closer to consolidating its imperial presence in the region for decades to come, the high cost to the Afghani people continues to be ignored.

  7. The Emerging Geo-Strategic Landscape in Central Asia

    Ross Eventon
    15 June 2011
    Article

    Recent developments in Afghanistan suggest the New Great Game is intensifying in Central Asia.

  8. Get all US forces and mercenaries out of Iraq

    Kamil Mahdi
    15 November 2010
    Article
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    The Pentagon: Gargantua’s mouth

    Saul Landau, Nelson P. Valdes
    25 February 2010
    Article

    With no real military dangers threathening the US, the Pentagon has to invent them to justify its multi-billion dollar budget. And the bill is presented to the taxpayers.

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    Closing bases

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    17 November 2009
    Article

    The closure of the US military base in Manta is a huge victory for both the Ecuadorian activists who have been campaigning for a decade against the US military presence in their country, and for the international No-Bases campaign.

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    Uprooted: Foreign military bases and forced displacement

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    17 November 2009
    Article

    Expulsion, or displacement, directly caused by the decision of a government to make way for a military base, is but one of the many problems local communities face when they are confronted with a foreign military presence.

  12. Time to close the US bases in the Antilles

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    02 July 2009
    Article

    The ten-year lease of the two airfields at the Dutch Caribbean island - Aruba and Curaçao - to the US military is now up, which means that the Dutch government has to decide whether to continue with the arrangement.

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    Bonfires for the global vanities

    Phyllis Bennis
    29 October 2008
    Article
    A new US administration will provide an opportunity for change, but it will take a powerful, mobilized antiwar movement to hold a new administration accountable to promises made, argues Phyllis Bennis.
  14. See the world’s foreign military bases from outer space

    30 August 2007
    Article

    Researchers from TNI and other institutions have mapped more than 800 bases onto google earth. Now you can for the first time see the global reach of foreign military bases from outer space and then zoom in close for aerial shots of key bases such as US base Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

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    Outposts of empire

    Wilbert van der Zeijden
    01 March 2007
    Article

    The US has up to 1,000 bases in more than 130 countries. Wilbert van der Zeijden reports on the global military network underpinning the world's only superpower.

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    Further reading

    01 March 2007
    Article

    Resources to know more about US military bases around the world.