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  1. Staying in Afghanistan: Unending occupation

    Ross Eventon
    30 Agosto 2011
    Article

    While the US focuses on consolidating its permanent military presence in Afghanistan, designed to guard and exploit Central Asian energy reserves, its earlier rational "to fight terrorism" is a faded memory. Afghanis, meanwhile, continue to lose their lives and humanitarian conditions worsen.

  2. Libya: Too Soon to Declare Victory

    Phyllis Bennis
    24 Agosto 2011
    Article

    The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO.

  3. The World's Largest Pyramid Scheme

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    23 Agosto 2011
    Article

    The United States managed to avert a default, and that is good news. But the partisan battle in Congress sent the stock market plunging, and the decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country’s credit rating has made matters far worse.

  4. The Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention

    Walden Bello
    23 Agosto 2011
    Article

    Events in Libya and Syria have again brought the legitimacy of armed humanitarian intervention and so-called “responsibility to protect” into question.

  5. The Afghanistan War in the Mirror of the Tet Offensive

    Richard Falk
    23 Agosto 2011
    Article

    U.S. foreign policy still fails to incorporate the lessons learned from the Tet Offensive. The refusal to admit goals weren't achieved in Afghanistan is frustrating to say the least.

  6. Victory in Afghanistan

    Ross Eventon
    16 Agosto 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. Mubarak behind bars: Human rights and justice

    Phyllis Bennis
    15 Agosto 2011
    Article

    Human rights standards may not be met in this trial, but the more essential purpose is to prove there's no going back to the days prior to the Tahrir revolution.