Although Hillary seemed more likeable than usual in the first presidential debate and Trump was his old angry and agitated self, they both still have ...
Succumbing to the Israel lobby, California's Governor Jerry Brown, a once Pacifica radio host, Saturday signed AB 2844, Assemblyman Richard Bloom's (D-Santa Monica) 10-times amended bill to chill criticism of Israel.
There has been relatively little speculation this election year about what could possibly be the "October surprise." In a normal presidential election year, this is a fun subject to speculate about when the actual news from the campaign trail gets dull and repetitive. This year, of course, that hasn't exactly happened.
A resolution (H.Res. 159) was recently introduced in the U.S. Congress in reference to one of the worst mass executions of political prisoners since WWII by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
It's the timing that should amaze us (were anyone to think about it for 30 seconds). Let's start with the conflict in Afghanistan, now regularly described as the longest war in American history.
China is an ever-present element in strategic discourse, yet is rarely treated with the sobriety that it deserves and requires.
This isn't about a Democrat versus a Republican. This is about a man who has capitalized on people's fears, anxieties, suspicions, and above all frustration with government to catapult himself to be a major party nominee.
The last three administrations have followed a bipartisan policy of constant war. Unfortunately, the consequences have been ugly: every intervention has laid the groundwork for more conflict.
U.S. Marines with Task Force Spartan, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), on Fire Base Bell, Iraq, fire an M777A2 Howitzer. Photo by : U.S. Marine...
A constructive, multilateral and modern approach is needed to battle modern methods of terrorism conducted by state or non-state actors.
Human-rights organizations are supposed to defend universal principles such as the rule of law and freedom from state repression. But when they are based in the United States and become close to the US government, they often find themselves aligned with US foreign policy.
The more the west and the world reaches out to Iran in an attempt to reintroduce it to the international community, the more Iran finds itself under p...
The incredible capture of our democratic systems and processes by powerful corporations and elites has significantly impacted the way all levels of our government are protecting the rights of individuals, including the most vulnerable.
This week, President Obama has been talking up his foreign policy accolades in New York and sending his surrogates to applaud all of his many successes, from opening up Cuba to inking the Iran nuclear deal. The trouble is the gaping wound that goes untreated in the cradle of our civilization: Syria.
Whether one finds Donald Trump appealing or appalling, there is something about him on which everyone can agree - he has a way with words. Actually, he has so many ways with words that getting a clear sense of his position on anything is like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall. The hapless Matt Lauer clearly demonstrated that in his recent interview of Trump.
The Obama administration has weakened America's position in the Persian Gulf. The next president will be forced to break this dynamic and forcefully respond to escalating Iranian provocations. To back down further risks even more dangerous and destabilizing behavior.