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The Chile Burn Victims Case: Containment vs. Human Rights under Pinochet

ADST | Posted 06.30.2016 | World

During a 1986 protest in Santiago, Chile against the human rights abuses of Augusto Pinochet's regime, teenagers setting up barricades were arrested by a military patrol. What happened next to Rodrigo Rojas DeNegri (seen right) and Carmen Quintana is a matter of dispute, but in the end, Rojas was dead and Quintana severely burned.

CW's Containment: an Action-Packed Support Group For Fans Who Desperately Miss The Walking Dead

David Hinckley | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Containment is as close as you'll get to an antidote for Walking Dead withdrawal. This six-episode miniseries, which launches Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET o...

Mearsheimer on Strangling China & the Inevitability of War

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

REPRINTED BY PERMISSION OF REAL CLEAR DEFENSE As part of the research for my Crouching Tiger book on the rise of China's military and its companio...

Where's the Anti-War Movement?

William Astore | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
William Astore

When it comes to war and foreign policy, Americans face a Hobson's choice: the Democrats with drones and Special Ops and bombing against evildoers, or the Republicans with even more drones and Special Ops and bombing against even more evildoers. 

Two Hundred Years of 'Containment' -- Imperial History Revisited

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It might have been the most influential single sentence of that era: "In these circumstances it is clear that the main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies."

Frum-Shrum Predictions After Bibi's Words, Hillary's Emails, SCOTUS's Obamacare Argument

Mark Green | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Two leading authors and media mavens predict a) an Iranian nuc deal that Obama enforces without Congress and b) the Court will not overthrow Obamacare on a technicality. But they clash on Billary's money and emails: Frum thinks voters should care while Bob predicts they won't and shouldn't.

Why the West's Strategy of Containing an 'Aggressive' Putin Is Misplaced

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

While the world's attention is preoccupied with entertaining the possibility of Putin's invasion rampage, this misplaced focus distracts greatly from the internal crisis brewing in Ukraine.

Can GOP Modernize? 'Yes' Since Boomers Economically Insecure, 'No' Due to Rush/FOX Poison

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Frum-Alter disagree on two big topics: is Obama's ISIS strategy of "containment" capable of driving the group back? Can Republicans come back by developing economic solutions for anxious middle-class boomers and by being culturally tolerant? How do either when right-wing media dumbs base down?

Sino-Russian Entente Would Move the World a Step Closer to 1914

Artyom Lukin | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Artyom Lukin

The Ukraine crisis may well become a tipping point, sealing the fate of Eurasian alignments. The Western push to punish and isolate Russia is drawing Moscow closer to Beijing, which, tellingly, has taken a stance of benevolent neutrality towards the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine and its takeover of Crimea. One may suspect that, in exchange, Beijing would expect from Moscow the same kind of "benevolent neutrality" regarding its assertions in East Asia and the Western Pacific.

Consequences of the Truman Doctrine

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Wherever one stands on debates over the "proper" U.S. role in the world and contemporary geopolitical challenges, the antecedents are clear. After 1947 American national security--and foreign relations more broadly -- were no longer premised on a limited view of protecting the political and physical security of U.S. territory and citizens.

Obama in the Funhouse

John Feffer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

The reemerging cold war between Washington and Moscow centers on the fundamental disagreements over Ukraine. But it would be a mistake to pin all the responsibility for the downturn in relations on the Euromaidan protests.

Rand Paul Sounds Presidential in The Washington Post

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Senator Rand Paul wants to set the record straight on an issue that the foreign policy community in Washington considers one of the biggest priorities on its docket: The Iranian nuclear program. He is not... repeat, not... for containment of Iran.

Getting "Containment" Right This Time

Philip Seib | Posted 06.08.2014 | World
Philip Seib

"Containment" is dismissed by some today as an archaic strategy. But as it was defined by Kennan it remains a sensible and honorable way to keep rogue states from proceeding too far down a path that could lead to continued tension and eventual conflict.

The Reductio ad Absurdum of Iran Containment

Jahandad Memarian | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Jahandad Memarian

The discerning and articulate book Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy defends and supports containment policy toward Iran.

The Iranian Deal: Now You See It (Or Do You?), Now You Don't

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

There's still a fair amount of mystery around the West's much ballyhooed almost deal with Iran on its hotly disputed nuclear program. Like, what was the deal? And why did it suddenly stall?

From Containment to 'Restrainment'

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Given the recent behavior of the United States when dealing with Libya, Syria, Mali, Iran, and North Korea, what we may be witnessing is a new way of applying Roosevelt's adage more along more humble lines of practice than seen certainly since becoming the world's only superpower.

In a Future Nuclear Confrontation, Iran and Israel Would Have No Hotline to Avert Catastrophe

Alan Elsner | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

In an Israeli-Iranian confrontation, who would their leaders call? How would they communicate? There may be backchannels but these are slow, cumbersome and unreliable. The danger of a catastrophe would be unacceptably high.

Spring Fever, War Fever

Ned Lamont | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Ned Lamont

"I don't oppose all wars," said a young Barack Obama in 2002 during the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. "I am opposed to a dumb war, a rash war," and a war with Iran is dumb and rash.

Intellectual Containment and U.S.-China Relations

Philip Seib | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Philip Seib

For those attentive to the ongoing intellectual Cold War between the United States and China, Hu's recent words suggest the need for an American equivalent of George Kennan's "X" article of 1947.

Rift Grows Between Government and BP

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

One thing BP has proven without a shadow of a doubt is if you don't ask the right question, they are more than happy to just sit there and not answer the relevant questions.

Explaining BP's Explanation: Next Effort to Stop Oil

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

BP's latest solution may work, but why did it take 2 1/2 months to build? In one of its presentations, BP said that this was one of the first ideas they had. If that's true, why didn't they just build the thing?

BP Blowout: Containment Effort Halted

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time to step back from deepwater development not only until we have a reliable way to keep disasters from happening, but more importantly, until we know how to cope quickly when they do.

BP's Incentive: To Not Capture All the Oil

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

While they have every incentive to get the well killed, BP also has every incentive to not capture 100% of the well flow until they do. As soon as they do, then a real, measurable spill number will be in front of the public.


Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (Associated Press) - A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but...

The Non-Bush Doctrine: Still Waiting for Obama's

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

That the Obama Doctrine and the foreign policy that the president has been pursuing are closer in terms of substance and approach to those advanced by Bush I and Clinton may sound like very good news.