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Donald Trump Should Announce U.S. Will Stay Out of Syria

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.26.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. presidential election mercifully has ended. But global conflict continues. And politicians are still attempting to drag America into another tragic, bloody Middle Eastern conflict.

Why Donald Trump Should Pursue A Foreign Policy Of Peace

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.24.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

President-elect Donald Trump has a unique opportunity to redirect American foreign policy, which has become dangerously unbalanced and militarized. The answer is not isolation, but robust, thoughtful engagement.

Yes To The Chomsky, Warren, Sanders, Cole Vote For Clinton!

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 11.08.2016 | World
Pierre Guerlain

Voting for Clinton on the part of the radical left is not a sell out but a belief that the terrible times of decomposition offer opportunities for future progressive gains.

Hillary Clinton, Wannabe Global Dominatrix And Liberal Neocon, Plans More Stupid Wars

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.17.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

About the only reason to hope for a Clinton victory is her flawed opponent, Donald Trump. Yet despite his many failings, he remains superior to Clinton when it comes to foreign policy.

America's Bipartisan Policy Of Perpetual War Has Failed To Deliver Peace

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

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.

The Politics Of War: Is Donald Trump Helping The Cause for Peace?

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Trump criticized the Iraq and Libya interventions, opposed confrontation with Russia, and, even more strikingly, denounced "war and aggression" in his recent foreign policy address. He also criticized multiple alliances which seem only to serve as conduits for U.S. aid to populous and prosperous states.

Neocons and Liberal Interventionists -- Like Hillary -- Are Converging on Foreign Policy

Alastair Crooke | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- Why is a group of eminent American foreign policy hands espousing a retrograde approach to Mideast foreign policy that has been tried and failed over and over again?

Will Donald Trump Save America From an Unnecessary War?

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

He's among the most pugnacious of candidates, routinely trashing Republicans, Democrats, immigrants, Mexicans, women, Muslims, and foreign policy professionals. Many of these political battles could reduce his chance of getting elected president. But his fight with the last group might help.

Donald Trump Challenges Washington's Bipartisan War Lobby: Developing a Foreign Policy for America

Doug Bandow | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

There is much about Donald Trump that deserves to be criticized. On foreign policy, however, his at times unsophisticated formulations reflect far greater common sense than possessed by his political opponents and establishment critics.

Trump Versus Rubio: Surprising Man of (Relative) Peace Vs. War-Happy Neocon

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Republican voters face a bad choice. The Donald's shortcomings are manifest. Marco Rubio may be young, well-spoken, and attractive. But his foreign policy judgment is awful. If you want more foolish, costly, and unnecessary wars, vote for Rubio.

Voting Only For Bernie Sanders Will Help the Democratic Party 'Evolve' Away From Republicans

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

One great thing about a Sanders presidency is that Americans will be able to trust a person who never had to evolve towards progressive stances on war, foreign policy, Wall Street, and environmental issues like Keystone XL.

No Jeb, President George W. Bush Did Not "Keep Us Safe"

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

The war in Afghanistan is now in its fifteenth year, making it the longest war in our history. By turning from fighting the terrorists in Afghanistan who attacked us, to Iraq, which had not, President George W. Bush did not "keep us safe.

The U.S. and Russia, Syria and Ukraine: Neo-Cons vs. Liberal Interventionists

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.05.2016 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

United States policy in Syria insists that President Bashar al-Assad must go. But if the U.S. succeeds and the Assad government is scattered to the wind it raises the question: Who will defend the ethnic and religious minorities in Syria from the Islamic State, the al-Nusra Front, and all the other heavily armed homicidal maniacs that already control nearly half the country?

Humanity Washed Ashore

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Humanity washes ashore, but does anything change? There's only one way for real change to happen: The value of human life must supersede citizenship. Refugees -- people forced by terrible circumstances out of their homes -- shouldn't have their escape routes blocked, either by barbed wire or bureaucratic minutiae, because they have been rendered "stateless."

Dick Cheney Was The Real Winner Of The First Republican Debate

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's spirit is apparently as immortal as his earthly vessel. At Thursday evening's GOP candidate forum in Cleveland, C...

Rand Paul Is Right: Republican Neocons Created ISIS

Bruce Fein | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Senator Rand Paul is spot on. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was created and is fueled by Mr. Paul's lobotomized neocon rivals.

Rand Paul's Bet Might Be Right

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Jon Soltz

While the twenty-something other candidates who make up the rest of the GOP field are all fighting over those who agree with neo-cons, Senator Paul figures he can nab the rest -- the growing number of GOP voters who reject neo-con ventures in the Middle East.

In Dick We Trust

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Republicans risk being caught in a trap of their own devising. The master narrative they're going with -- dishonesty -- is as dangerous for them as they want it to be for Hillary Clinton. They want the 2016 election to turn on the question "Can you trust her?" But Democrats can use jiu-jitsu and make the election turn on the question "Can you trust the people who duped you into Iraq?"

Out-Thinking ISIS

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 05.03.2015 | College
Amanda Botfeld

Instead of proposing a liberal alternative, the United States seems to be apologizing. Statements explaining away the actions of ISIS with lack of job opportunities or poor governance can be used to justify genocide. But the strongest indication that America has entered crisis-mode is that it can no longer make its case.

Jeb, Swearing He's His Own Man, Bear Hugs Brother's Failed Foreign Policy

Rep. Ruben Gallego | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Rep. Ruben Gallego

For anyone who served on the ground in Iraq there is something horrifying about the idea of the ideologically blind, strategically ignorant "thinkers" -- Paul Wolfowitz chief among them -- who sent us into a misguided war without a plan to win the peace coming back into office. And yet, Jeb wants to get the gang back together.

Israelpolitik, the Neocons and the Long Shadow of the Iraq War

Danny Postel | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
Danny Postel

The Road to Iraq is a work of tremendous intellectual diligence and moral seriousness.

Paying for the Neocon Moment: Sacrificing Lives, Liberty, and Wealth for Nothing

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

We are living in The Neocon Moment, a testament to the foolishness and arrogance of those who believe themselves to be engineers of peoples, societies, and nations. Yet Washington officials have yet to tire of America's permanent state of war.

Hawks Demand More Military Spending Than During Cold War: Stop Squandering 'Defense' Dollars on Other Nations

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

America does not spend too little on the military. Rather, Washington attempts to do too much with the amount that it spends on the military. America's policy of promiscuous foreign intervention would be foolish even if it was not costly. But it is both.

U.S. Reaps Iraqi Whirlwind: Washington Should Get Out Before It's Too Late

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The administration's Iraq policy has failed. The U.S. is more entangled in conflict and war; Americans have been killed in retaliation for Washington's intervention; the Islamic State is still advancing; U.S. allies continue to free ride on America; Washington hopes to square a nonexistent circle in Syria.

ISIS Atrocities in Iraq Represent the Catastrophic Failure of Bush Doctrine and Neoconservative Foreign Policy

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

After 4,804 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq and 2,340 U.S. soldiers died in Afghanistan, one million U.S. soldiers wounded in both wars, and a potential cost of up to $6 trillion, the last thing Americans need to see is video of fanatics executing civilians in Iraq.