Imagine for a moment that a Bernie-like leader was elected the president of a Latin American country and that the U.S. feared he would adopt policies that were hostile to American corporate interests.
Many Ukrainians expect America and Europe to save them. Suggest that they are living a fantasy gets you tarred as a blatant fool and Russian stooge. Yet Ukraine shouldn't waste time posing as a fairy tale maiden in distress waiting for rescue by the Western knight in shining armor. Kiev risks ending up as a failed state.
Rana Husseini is an award-winning journalist, senior reporter for the Jordan Times, and human rights activist. She is a leading international inves...
The Afghan Taliban just announced the launch of a spring offensive against the National Unity Government. This spring offensive, dubbed "Operation Omari," is named to honor the late Taliban leader Mullah Omar who died in 2013, but whose death was kept a secret until last year.
We adults can bewail the use of child soldiers by all those thuggish brigades around the world. But as in The Lord of the Flies, those young people are just enacting the savageries of their elders. They are both victims and perpetrators.
The dishonesty of words illustrates the dishonesty of America's wars. Since 9/11, can there be any doubt that the public has become numb to the euphemisms that regularly accompany U.S. troops, drones, and CIA operatives into Washington's imperial conflicts across the Greater Middle East and Africa?
Heading into its sixteenth year, with no endpoint in sight, America's longest war is its least talked about. Afghanistan has not come up in any Repu...
As an interpreter for the U.S. Army and NATO during the last eight years in Afghanistan, I recognize that the Afghan government, despite receiving billions of dollars in U.S. assistance, is now a failed state.
Politicians and the school boards, time and again, claim their school systems are broke. No money for books, teacher's salaries and pensions, healthy lunches, etc. And yet, in 2015, the U.S. spent $598 billion on the military. That's nearly 10 times what it spent on education.
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Think of what, for example, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Mali could learn from each other in deploying culture to help recovery from conflict. These countries all understand the value of culture in fostering peace, harmony, and economic development.
Pakistani civil and military leaders, as well as the society, must realize what is bad for Kabul and Delhi is bad for Lahore, too. The Pakistan state policy of using jihadist terror to wage proxy wars is backfiring, as the Lahore bombing on Easter Sunday has tragically demonstrated.
This week we begin a two part series on a post-ISIS Middle East. In Part I we look at "The Middle East after ISIS." Next week, in Part II, we examine whether a post-ISIS Middle East can be stabilized and what role, if any, the U.S. and its allies can play.
Although a religious identity, if not exclusionary and fanatic, may not be a problem, the Pakistani version is intolerant, extreme and murderous.
A leading presidential candidate recently dismissed the threat of climate change by saying, "I think our biggest form of climate change we should worry about is nuclear weapons." It's a silly statement, but it represents a school of thought that climate change isn't a serious issue.
When I was a college student at Cornell University over three decades ago I decided to major in history because I felt it would allow me to understand...