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  1. Justice or Vengeance: lessons from Bin Laden's death

    Phyllis Bennis
    02 May 2011
    Article

    Vengeance may have been wreaked on the infamous Al Qaeda leader, but as long as deadly U.S. wars continue in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and beyond, justice has not been done.

  2. Iran: Obama's War

    Atilio Boron
    30 June 2010
    Article

    There are several signs that seem to foretell an impending war on Iran.

  3. 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?

  4. The Kashmir Interlocutors’ Panel

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    There's widespread disappointment over India's choice of negotiators for the recent dialogue over Kashmir, which looks more like an effort to pretend - in advance of Obama's visit to the country - that the government is "doing something" about the situation.

  5. Obama’s Nuclear Postures

    Zia Mian
    19 July 2010
    Article

    The latest US government nuclear review shows that Obama's nuclear policy - rhetoric aside - is no different to previous administrations, seeking to retain nuclear weapons for the indefinite future and accepting scant constraint on how these weapons might be used.

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    Obama and hopes for global nuclear disarmament

    Achin Vanaik
    22 April 2009
    Article
    Although Obama's promises on nuclear disarmament should not be exaggerated, the announced shift in the US nuclear policy offers a glimmer of hope. Outlining the key treaties regulating the spread and testing of nuclear weapons, Achin Vanaik explores the prospects the new US presidency offers to the goal of disarmament and suggests strategies for civic action to further the cause.
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    Obama, an “F” in political theory

    Atilio Boron
    17 December 2009
    Article

    Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech  was not much different from the ideological tone set by Bush Jr. and his cronies.

  8. Another missed opportunity

    Manuel Pérez-Rocha
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Obama's trip to Latin America: about gaining economic advantages, ignoring historical and recent diplomatic interferences and strategically placed critisism.

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    Obama Makes Nice Speeches...

    Phyllis Bennis
    10 April 2013
    Multi-media

    President Obama recognizes injustice and need for two states but does nothing to pressure Netanyahu to make concessions to Palestinians.

  10. 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.

  11. 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..." 

  12. The Political Consequences of Stagnation

    Walden Bello
    06 September 2010
    Article

    Progressives should not take comfort from the dead end offered by tea party economics. They should try to understand what has led to the failure of Obama’s pallid Keynesianism.

  13. Don’t Go Back to Iraq!

    23 June 2014
    Article

    This is how wars begin.

  14. Obama’s Afghanistan Review

    Phyllis Bennis, Kevin Martin
    28 December 2010
    Article

    War in Afghanistan is not working: sixty percent of Americans know it, and the U.S. intelligence agencies know it too.

  15. Obama versus the Polar Bears

    Tom Reifer
    26 January 2011
    Article

    President Obama’s decision comes despite the fact that US government and independent models predict an 80% chance Polar Bears will become mostly extinct by 2050, with total extinction this century without cuts in emissions.

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    We're in the midst of an epic battle over the direction of this nation

    John Cavanagh
    05 March 2009
    Article
    Obama has opened the door to change. Whether we can blow on through depends on us and our ability to organize.
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    Change can be tougher than hope

    John Cavanagh
    19 January 2010
    Article

    The Obama administration can learn from its first year's setbacks to guide the country in the right direction in 2010.

  18. Australia Should Leave Afghan War

    Tariq Ali
    11 October 2010

    Troops in Afganistan could be withdrawn quite easily if politicians had the will to do so.

  19. Lessons of the Obama Debacle

    Walden Bello
    13 October 2010
    Article

    It's not for lack of alternatives that the Left has struggled to harness the opportunity for change offered by the global financial crisis - but for failing to translate this into a political programme that connects with the everyday struggles of people suffering under neoliberalism.