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A Year Of U.S. Militarism

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.31.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. ...

America Cannot Afford an Endless War in Afghanistan

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 02.04.2017 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

It's time to face the fact that the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has changed significantly since 2001 when Congress passed the authorization for the use of military force there. We simply cannot continue on the current path.

Rokhshana's Scream

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My heart was pounding while watching the video of Rokhshana: A young woman who was stoned to death in Firozkoh, a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanist...

What If They Gave a War and Everyone Came?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What if the U.S. had not invaded Iraq in 2003? How would things be different in the Middle East today? Was Iraq, in the words of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the "worst foreign policy blunder" in American history?

The Obscenity of Our War

Kathy Kelly | Posted 10.15.2016 | Politics
Kathy Kelly

The U.S. military has said that the matter is under investigation. Yet another in an endless train of somber apologies; feeling families' pain but excusing all involved decision makers seems inevitable.

Why Join the Military With a Reckless (Meaning Republican) Commander-In-Chief?

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Should Americans join the military if the next commander-in-chief of the armed services is an arrogant, ignorant, irresponsible, war-happy hawk? Many of America's best and brightest join the armed services. But with the U.S. constantly at war, joining is a life or death decision, dependent on the judgment of whoever sits in the Oval Office.

No Peace for Women in Afghanistan

Martha Burk | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

There can be no real peace with honor if women are left out. Without women at the table, women's rights will be an empty promise if peace is ever negotiated.

War Is Our Racket

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Khalid Hanifi

Voila! You, citizens, are now the shepherds and fiscal beneficiaries of what seems to be an economic perpetual motion war machine, much to the posthumous dismay of Smedley Butler, and the vast majority of other nations on this planet.

What Happened to the Key Tenets of Islamic Humanity and Spirituality That We Grew Up With?

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 02.18.2015 | Home
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

A corrective political course in Pakistan is the need of the hour. Corruption needs to be eradicated and good governance is essential.

Afghanistan Taken Hostage by Its Politicians

Mahbouba Seraj | Posted 08.25.2014 | Home
Mahbouba Seraj

I don't know how much longer the people of my country, Afghanistan, will tolerate what is being done to them under the elaborate pretense of the devotion, duty and allegiance they supposedly owe to the "saviors" of their land, the legendary and heroic big men of the Mujahideen.


Jonathan Russo | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

If one wants to see the real face of America's declining power abroad, look no further than Karzai's Afghanistan or Maliki's Iraq.

Muslim Women: Movers and Shakers Fight for Women's Rights

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 03.07.2014 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

As we herald 2014 with hopes for peace, prosperity and harmony, I look into the crystal ball and identify a short list of contemporary Muslim women ch...

Can Republicans Recover in Bush-Obama America?

David Dent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Dent

Earlier this week, Congressman Walter Jones Jr slipped away from the consumption of the Washington budget drama for his "friendship" calls. Jones always tries to save a piece of each week to take a pulse of the mood of his district in Eastern North Carolina.

Will Malala's Heroism Turn The Tide For Women And Girls?

Christine Horansky | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Malala's bravery has put a human face to the struggles and aspirations of young women who live in difficult, dangerous parts of the world where they must face down overwhelming odds every day.

Welcome to Romney-World -- the Speech You Should Have Heard About

Carl Pope | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Carl Pope

The fact that Romney's foreign policy tin-ear is not confined to off-the-cuff remarks like those that got him into trouble in Britain and Israel, but extends to a carefully prepared and vetted speech only blocks from the United Nations, is profoundly revealing.

Albania: Our Optimistic Ally

Rob Taub | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Rob Taub

Sometimes our country reminds me of the rich, successful friend we all have who does nothing but complain about the difficulties in their life.

Mr. President, Mr. Romney, Tell Us Please Why You Support American Soldiers Continuing to Remain in Afghanistan

Ed Koch | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Mr. President and Mr. Romney, why do both of you continue to support our remaining in Afghanistan? Please tell us why.

Where is the justice for Afghan Women After Spending $60-billion in civilian aid?

Shaista Gohir | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Shaista Gohir

The Afghan government depends almost entirely on foreign aid and I think it is time to say "if you want the money, you must show how you are protecting women's rights."The global public needs to ensure donor governments make that happen.

What Would Dr. King Think of Ron Paul's "Peace" Platform?

Don Kraus | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Don Kraus

But let's be clear: Ron Paul is no Martin Luther King. While Dr. King most likely would have supported Paul's call for bringing troops home from Afghanistan, King's understanding of what peace means is almost the opposite of Paul's.

Haqqani Militants Use Death Squads In Afghanistan

The New York Times | Ray Rivera | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
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SABARI, Afghanistan -- As targeted killings have risen sharply across Afghanistan, American and Afghan officials believe that many are the work of cou...

British Soldier 'Collected Taliban Fingers'

PA | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a British soldier kept body parts of dead Taliban fighters as "souvenirs". ...

To Bin Laden, Times Square Crowd Says Good Riddance

Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

This is what it feels like in New York in the middle of the night, just hours after reports that Osama bin Laden is dead. Times Square is a victory pa...

See The Most Shocking Revelations Found In The Guantanamo Files

Posted 06.25.2011 | Home

"Impotence-promoting" drugs. The threat of a "nuclear hellstorm." Prisoners leashed like dogs and forced to urinate on themselves. These are just a...

We Needed Real Debate Before Bombing Libya

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

Both sides of the aisle have done a miserable job of fostering a national debate about the wisdom of going to war. We are witnessing the same issues that dogged us in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.

Another Continuing Resolution: A Real Life Fairy Tale in Washington

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tara Sonenshine

It would be more than unfortunate if peace abroad becomes a casualty of a domestic war. And it would be expensive in the long-term. Wars cost money and lives. If we don't stop wars overseas, we pay for them at home.