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Trump Could Start World War III With Another Syria Airstrike

H. A. Goodman | Posted 04.10.2017 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

My latest article in Counter Propa talks about the end of the world. Literally. President Trump possibly starting World War III with another Syria air...

Human Costs Of Nuclear War Are Driving Push Towards A Ban Treaty – Finally

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.27.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Wakana Mukai, University of Tokyo Even though nuclear powers and countries that fall under their security umbrella are expected to resist efforts to...

The CIA’s 60-Year History Of Fake News: How The Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.20.2017 | Media
Robert Scheer

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence” Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine. Whitney’s n...

Public Concern Over Russia Hits Highest Level Since The Cold War

The Huffington Post | Grace Sparks | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics

Americans today are more likely to see Russia as a threat than at any time since the end of the Cold War, according to a new CNN/ORC poll released Mon...

Police Raid On Cold War Nuclear Bunker Yields $1.2 Million Worth Of Weed

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.24.2017 | Crime

Police in southwest England uncovered an “enormous” cannabis factory during a midnight raid on a Cold War-era nuclear bunker. Officers discovered ...

“Let It Be An Arms Race!” -- Not So Fast, Mr. President

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By John Ashley From 1945 to 1991, the world lived in constant fear of nuclear annihilation as the Unites States and the Soviet Union participated in a...

Why study global development in the isolationist age of Trump?

The Heller School | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
The Heller School

By Rajesh Sampath With any new administration, there is always a reason to study development. If we look back at former President George W. Bush, he t...

News Roundup for January 26, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 01.26.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

We're six days into Trump's America.

Foolish GOP Warmongers want to Make Russia the Enemy: It isn't the Soviet Union Reborn

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

No position taken by President-elect Donald Trump more upsets leading Republican legislators than his desire to reconcile with Russia. GOP propagandis...

Duck And Cover, 2016

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Cross-posted with It’s easy to forget just how scary the “good times” once were. I’m talking about the 1950s, that Edenic, Fa...

The Age Of Great Expectations And The Great Void

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

Cross-posted with The fall of the Berlin Wall in October 1989 abruptly ended one historical era and inaugurated another. So, too, did ...

Trump And Russia: Will Anything Be Done?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.11.2016 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is now apparent that Russia's role in this election is one of the major stories that deserves attention from the media and from American citizens.

Understanding the Fidels of the World requires Empathy-based Nuance: Embrace and Teach It

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Atif Choudhury

This piece was originally published by ergo In 2006, during my junior year in high school, I had a research assignment in my honors Spanish class whe...

Teach Your Children Well

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

It takes political will to prevent genocide, not international law December 9th is the international day of genocide awareness and prevention. The Ge...

Thailand's future under King Rama X: lessons from three Asian countries

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.03.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Buddhist monks pray in front of a picture of Thailand's new king at Wat Pho temple in Bangkok on December 1. Jorge Silva/Reuters Patrick Jory, The Un...

In Crisis-stricken Venezuela, Fidel Castro's Legacy Lives On

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
The Conversation Global

Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro in 1999. Reuters Miguel Angel Latouche, Universidad Central de Venezuela We can't be surprised when a 90-year-old man ...

The Cambridge Spies: The Quest for Stalin's Englishman, Guy Burgess

Thought Matters | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Thought Matters

Why had privileged young men agreed to work for a country they hardly knew and a system which even then was known to be totalitarian? So began a fascination with The Cambridge Spies which has lasted to this day.

How Castro Drove JFK's Anti-Media Bias and Press Censorship

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.26.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

With the death of Fidel Castro, we will be flooded with reflections on his long reign, including a good deal on Cuban Missile Crisis, when a nuclear w...

Book Review: Able Archer 83: The Secret History ...

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War Edited by Nate Jones. Forward by Tom Blanton. A National S...

Leonard Cohen: First He Took Manhattan, Then He Took Berlin

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.12.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

I wrote the following this morning and now comes word tonight that Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest writers of our time (poet, novelist, songwriter)...

As U.S. Faces Trump Wall: The Fall of Berlin Wall 27 Years Ago

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Twenty-seven years ago today the Berlin Wall, which had stood, brutally dividing that city, began to fall. Soon it would be gone and the two sides of...

Reagan Library Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library opened its doors 25 years ago today. To mark the occasion, former Attorney General and all-around Ronald Reagan...

Did Bowie and Springsteen Help Bring Down the Berlin Wall?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Did David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen help bring down the Berlin Wall? When Bowie died this past January, the German Foreign Office tweeted: "Good-by...

Budgeting the Good War, for 75 Years

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.27.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

World War II never quite ended -- it morphed. Today we call it the status quo, or endless war, or we just don't bother to notice it. Indeed, now more...

Six Lessons From Trump's Candidacy

Carl Pope | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Carl Pope

And those who do not learn from history are at least more likely to be condemned to repeat it. So the less you can stand to think about this election, the more you ought to seek its lessons. Here are six that have struck me: