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Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exported Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Petroleum Institute (API) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so why not unleash America?

Russia Accuses NATO Of Military Expansion

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — NATO members pushed Ukraine toward dropping its nonaligned status, Russia claimed Wednesday, and also criticized the alliance for expa...

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.

NATO Talks a Sham: War in Afghanistan Is Not Ending

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

NATO's founding purpose no longer exists, but NATO continues to circumvent the authority of the United Nations and to provoke other nations. Instead of trying to bolster the organization, we should begin serious discussions to dismantle it.

Max J. Rosenthal

NATO Denies Major War Policy Changes | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- In Brussels, the more things change, the more they stay the same. On Tuesday, the day before NATO's defense and foreign ministers met a...

NATO Starts the Countdown to Chicago

Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

I can think of no better city to host the NATO Summit than Chicago -- a diverse city with strong, personal links to many of America's European Allies and partners. A city that draws inspiration from its people, and that in turn inspires others around the world.

Karzai: Pakistan Firing Missiles Into Afghanistan

AP | SOLOMON MOORE and RAHIM FAIEZ | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai on Sunday accused Pakistan of firing 470 rockets into two eastern Afghan provinces over the past thr...

Samuel Haass

As Defense Secretary Gates Sours on NATO, Policymakers Mixed | Samuel Haass | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Secretary of Defense Robert Gates suggested recently that NATO was at risk of becoming impotent because certain members of the mili...

Gates Says NATO Alliance In Danger Of Breaking

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Robert Gates calls it "aging out." He's not referring to his imminent retirement as defense secretary. He's talking about a generat...

NATO Pakistan Convoy Attack Leaves 4 Dead

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants in Pakistan attacked tankers bringing fuel to NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Friday, killing four people ...

NATO, Russia To Join For Missile Shield

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LISBON, Portugal — Russia was receptive but stopped short of accepting a historic NATO invitation Saturday to join a missile shield protecting E...

Obama's Trip To Show Europe He Still Cares

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Just days after an exhausting and sometimes disappointing trip to Asia, President Barack Obama is dashing to Europe to assure Ameri...

Afghanistan Rights Monitor Slams Washington Spin About "Progress" in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

If you can't protect the population generally, from the perspective of COIN doctrine, you lose. If you lack a legitimate host nation government as a partner, you lose. And guess what? According to that doctrine the United States is losing. Badly.

NATO Future Raises Questions: U.S. And Europe Rethink Role Of Cold War Alliance

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to a meeting of NATO ministers in Estonia at a time when the 61-year-old organ...

US Seeks Up To 7,000 More NATO Troops For Afghan War

Wall Street Journal | PETER SPIEGEL and STEPHEN FIDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. and European estimates of the new troops they may get from NATO allies vary from 3,000 to 7,000. Those would complement the additional U.S. force...

ISAF, NATO Launch War goes mainstream on the Internet, Facebook and Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NATO announced a new website complete with links to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. In an eerie flashback to the Vietnam War when the public watched th...

Blood and Oil in Central Asia

Conn Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Conn Hallinan

The struggle between an aggressively expanding NATO and the nascent Russia/China alliance will determine who holds the future high ground in the competition for the world's energy resources.

Sarkozy: France Committed To Bigger Role In NATO

Wall Street Journal | DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite strong domestic opposition, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during the weekend that France remains committed to playing a bigger role in...