Política Exterior de los Estados Unidos

Way worse than a dumb war: Iraq ten years later

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Peace & Security
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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... Leer más

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

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Peace & Security
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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... Leer más

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Militarizando la crisis climática

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Climate security
European security
Español
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Paz y Seguridad
Justicia Ambiental
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Article
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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... Leer más

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After Doha: rejecting dystopia by default

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Climate security
European security
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Peace & Security
Environmental Justice
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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... Leer más

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

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Nuclear weapons
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Peace & Security
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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.... Leer más

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US backing crucial to Gaza attacks

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Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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The Phases of War: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Israel

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Military Bases
Middle East Conflict
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Peace & Security
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It certainly doesn’t look much like what we’re seeing in Afghanistan today. A feckless, corrupt, incompetent government kept alive and in place (we can’t really say "in power" since its reach doesn’t extend much beyond Kabul) by billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars and tens of thousands of U.S. and allied troops. Escalating, not diminishing violence against civilians. More frequent and more deadly... Leer más

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Could there really be a war against Iran?

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Nuclear weapons
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Peace & Security
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Here we go again with the Iran hysteria. It is tempting to think this time will be just like previous periods of sabre rattling against Iran. But there are significant new dangers. The Arab Spring, Israel's position, changes in the regional and global balance of forces, and national election campaigns, all point to this round of anti-Iranian hysteria posing potentially graver risks than five or... Leer más

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