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Charles Darwin Has Much to Teach Us About War

William Astore | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
William Astore

In his model of the face of nature, Darwin showcases the interconnectedness of all species, together with the way in which changes to that face (the hammer blows) favor some species (wedges) while forcing out others.

Slip Sliding Away

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

ISIS is cruelly and provocatively murdering innocents. Naturally we are appalled and outraged. They must be brought to justice. Revenge, however, has proved to be quite a corrosive fuel for foreign policy strategy in a hornet's nest of a region even the word "quagmire" does not do justice.

Foreign Policy Focus Should Move From Middle East to Africa

Larry Hirsch | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

Hey everyone, remember Darfur? The massive murder, rape and torture of tens of thousands pf civilians by the government and their agents was termed a ...

U.S. Military Averaging More Than a Mission a Day in Africa

Nick Turse | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

Since its inception, U.S. Africa Command has consistently downplayed its role on the continent. Meanwhile, far from the press or the public, the officers running its secret operations have privately been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today."

The Dither Mongers

Sherman Yellen | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Google the word "dithering" together with the name Obama and out comes Charles Krauthammer calling him a ditherer over foreign policy, followed by Dic...

With No Perfect Option on Syria, President Obama's Call for Congressional Action Is a Win-Win

Bradford Kane | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Bradford Kane

If Congress approves the proposal, then President Obama's ability to conduct effective military action will be strengthened. Even if Congress rejects the president's proposal, he still benefits.

What To Do About Iran's Nuclear Program

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Iran blusters too much, and if it only means half of what it says, Israel should fear for its safety. However, much mitigates against military action, either by Israel alone, or in consort with the United States.