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Historic Belgium Treaty Could Save Afghanistan

Wahab Raofi | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Wahab Raofi

World leaders and NATO allies at the 2016 Warsaw Summit can pledge their "long-term commitment to Afghanistan through the Enduring Partnership," but it won't change a thing.

DNC Searches For Corrupt Pansexual Candidates To Intensify Illusion Of Progress Without Alienating Paulson/Will/Kissinger Wing Of Party

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 06.28.2016 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

Banking executive Barney Frank announced today that the Democratic Party will ramp up its efforts to appear inclusive on any issue that doesn't directly impact the financial interests of the affluent Eisenhower Republicans who own it.

Would You Trust Henry Kissinger With Your Social Security?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

When a group uses prominent people to promote its arguments, it's prudent to ask: Who are these people? Can we trust them? Are they wise and just?

Clinton, Want Berners on Board? Walk Back AIPAC and Never Again Say Kissinger

Marcy Winograd | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

To those of you who say Berners will have to vote for Hillary because they'll have nowhere else to go, I say you're wrong -- those Berners could go to a third party or the living room couch, to sit out the Presidential election. Walk it back from AIPAC, Hillary, and never again say Kissinger.

Two People Discuss War, Formerly Titled: A Marine and an Iraqi Discuss War

Matthew Hoh | Posted 06.11.2016 | World
Matthew Hoh

Last month, as part of Ralph Nader's four-day conference in Washington, DC, Breaking Through Power, my friend Raed Jarrar, a Palestinian-Iraqi-America...

Peace is at Hand in Afghanistan -- Or Not

Wahab Raofi | Posted 05.04.2016 | World
Wahab Raofi

The peace process in Afghanistan relies on an unholy trinity consisting of the Taliban, Pakistan and the United States. Sadly, Afghanistan doesn't wield sufficient strength or influence to extricate itself from this war.

Obama's Saudi Problem Overshadows His Gulf Arab and Western European Summits (and the Next Administration)

William Bradley | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

Indeed, the Saudis, long touted by some would-be realists as just the sort of implacable autocrats the Middle East needs for long-term stability, have themselves been furiously stirring the pot in recent months and years.

Hillary the Hardheaded Hawk

William Astore | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Indeed, the recent New York Times article highlights the fact that Hillary is sometimes more aggressive in advocating for military force than the generals she confers with. Nevertheless, or rather because of this, the generals apparently like Hillary. They really like her!

In the Sanders-Clinton Battle, It's the 1970s vs. the 1990s

William Bradley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Generally presented as some sort of out-of-the-blue challenge to the orthodoxy of our financialized politics, the Sanders vs. Clinton battle actually has deep roots in decades past.

Bernie's Cold War

Sunil Adam | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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The Next President Can Learn From Henry Kissinger

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 02.14.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

Some see him as a master strategist, some believe that he is a war criminal, and some have recently argued that his record is more ordinary than it is made out to be.

Friday Talking Points -- Back to the 1960s

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For those readers who weren't alive (or old enough) to experience the 1960s, this week we had somewhat of a history lesson, packaged as a Democratic debate. Part of why this happened is that the Democratic presidential campaign has entered into a "convince the minority voters" phase.

Henry Kissinger: The Monster Hillary Clinton Admires

Dan Arel | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Dan Arel

When it comes to foreign policy, Hillary Clinton says she has a clear mentor. The former secretary of state, Henry Kissinger. The man that Christopher Hitchens said should be tried for war crimes in his book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger.

Bernie Sanders Rips Hillary Clinton For Citing The Admiration Of Henry Kissinger

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) slammed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for boasting about the praise of former Secretary of State Henry Kissing...

Friday Talking Points -- Toss of a Coin

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are down to a head-to-head contest, which was on full display last night. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made their respective cases fairly well, and the jostling between them for position was notable.

Is It Time For America to Surrender Taiwan?

Peter Navarro | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Last week's landslide election of Tsai Ing-wen to Taiwan's presidency represents the strongest repudiation of China's authoritarian claim to the island since Lee Teng-hui became Taiwan's first democratically-elected president in 1996.

The United Nations and the World Order

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Dr Ion Jinga

In the last days of 2015, I read Henry Kissinger's World Order (Penguin Books, 2015). A legend and a titan of world diplomacy, Mr. Kissinger continues to inspire political leaders, foreign policy analysts and diplomats.

Goodbye Lindsey, and the Hillary Doctrine

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big news today was that Senator Lindsey Graham has decided to drop out of the presidential nomination race. But recently, what has surprised me even more, is one Hillary Clinton quote in particular about the Middle East that hasn't gotten any media attention at all.

Pass or Fail? Profs Grade GOP Foreign Policy Debate

The Conversation US | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

Two weeks after a terrorist attack in California, the GOP candidates for president met to discuss foreign policy. We asked two national security experts to grade the ideas they expressed.

Human Rights and Justice for All: A 21st Century Foreign Policy Doctrine

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
Atif Choudhury

"Our government has failed to denounce the suppression of democracy. Our government has failed to denounce atrocities." Thus began the opening lines ...

Yellow Ribbons and Endless War

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Our official policy is endless bombing, endless war. No matter how much suffering it causes and no matter how poorly it serves any rational objectives, our official response to geopolitical trouble of every sort is to bomb it into compliance with our alleged interests.

How Air Strikes Fail and Why Washington Never Notices

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In these years, air power has, in fact, been closely associated with one fiasco or policy disappointment after another. To take a single recent example: President Obama began his "no boots on the ground" air campaign against ISIS and its "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq in September 2014.

Kissinger, the Bombardier: How Diplomacy by Air Power Became an All-American Tradition

Greg Grandin | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Greg Grandin

Henry Kissinger is, of course, not singularly responsible for the evolution of the U.S. national security state into a monstrosity. That state has had many administrators. But his example has coursed through the decades, shedding a spectral light on the road that has brought us to a state of eternal war.

WATCH: Was Young Kissinger An Idealist?

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

If you look closely at Henry Kissinger’s senior thesis at Harvard and his early writings when he was far from the realms of power, would you conclud...

Putin's Airstrikes on Syria Are Not What You Think

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Said Elias Dawlabani

Since Russian President Vladamir Putin began his military air campaign in Syria last week, Western media has been clamoring to explain his motivation. Most of the analysis so far has been incomplete or half-baked at best.