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An International Conference on Iraq as a Solution

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

ISIS is trying to establish its own Sunni state, the so-called Islamic Caliphate, across borders that have their origins in the Ottoman Empire and post-World War I diplomacy.

Where's Saddam Hussein When the U.S. Needs Him?

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

From Egypt, it was off to Baghdad for John Kerry to see whether Iraq's bold effort in democratic nation building could be resuscitated in the face of imminent collapse. The problem there is that Kerry will have trouble locating a military strongman to back.

Syria Lurches From Bad to Worse

Allan Topol | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Allan Topol

At this point, we have no ally in Syria with any strength or credibility. The U.S. has a choice of backing the Islamic Front, which it finds repugnant, or it can acquiesce to Assad's continued rule. Another bad choice. The January peace conference in Switzerland will be a farce if it even occurs.

Military Scales Down Aid Efforts In Philippines

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Manuel Mogato MANILA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has began scaling back its emergency relief operations in the Philippine...

The Russians Are Back in Town

Sophia Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Sophia Jones

Egypt and Russia are far from strangers. For twenty years, the two countries were the closest of allies. But in the early 1970s, President Anwar Sadat ordered 20,000 Soviet military advisers out of Egypt.

Sophia Jones

The Russians Are Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Move over America, an old bedfellow might be returning to Egypt: Russia. On Thursday, top Russian and Egyptian officials began talks in Ca...

To Restore Egypt, Neutralize the Military

William J. Furney | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
William J. Furney

The longer it takes to restore the ballot box to the heart of the country's authority, and banish the meddling military from politics, the harder it will be to achieve lasting stability.

The 10 U.S Companies Profiting Most From Egypt's Military

Posted 08.22.2013 | Business

As Congress debates whether to cut military aid to Egypt in the wake of last week's bloody crackdown, the consequences for America could be even worse...

U.S. Military Aid Is Not a Gift, It's a Payment

Jeremy White | Posted 10.16.2013 | World
Jeremy White

As many advantages as there are to being the last remaining global "superpower," the United States is not the Roman Empire controlling all highways in the known world.

Egypt Aid Question Divides Congress Following Military Takeover

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or a...

Can Colombia and the FARC Make Peace?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The nearly half century of war between the government of Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) that left over half a million Colombians dead and three million displaced may finally be coming to an end.

Ten New Year's Resolutions for U.S. Policy Towards Latin America

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 03.06.2013 | World
Lisa Haugaard

If we could keep these resolutions, 2013 would be a banner year for U.S.-Latin American relations.

Rabbis Support Protestant Leaders' Call To End Unconditional Military Aid To Israel

Rabbi Alissa Wise | Posted 12.22.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alissa Wise

We regret that some Jewish organizations opted to disengage from their Christian colleagues on this painful issue that is of such deep concern to both faith communities.

'Stability' Trumps Democracy in Egypt

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

In the case of U.S. relations with Egypt, under Obama just as much as George W. Bush, those actions have been firmly in support of dictatorship and repressive -- but pro-American -- rule.

Will The Holy Cow Of Aid To Israel Survive The Dull Blade Of Across-the-Board Budget Cuts?

Josh Ruebner | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

With the super committee's failure necessitating cuts across-the-board to reduce the deficit, Israel and its supporters in Congress should be forced to share the pain.

Military Foreign Policy

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

We are so blinded by our military that we continue to prove Osama's case with troops in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and drone-killing in Libya, Yemen, and Somalia.

Like It or Not, the US and Pakistan Need Each Other

Reza Aslan | Posted 09.10.2011 | World
Reza Aslan

Right now, the anger and mistrust between the US and Pakistan is palpable. One could even argue that it is justified. But problematic as this relationship may be, it cannot be abandoned.

Tackling Corruption in the Global Arms Trade: the UN Arms Trade Treaty

Tobias Bock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tobias Bock

The unregulated conventional arms market is costing lives every day. In many cases, as a result of bribery and corruption, weapons destined for governments end up in the hands of criminals or dictators.

Republicans and Democrats Agree: Cut Aid for Poor People, Not Israel

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

As Republicans and Democrats propose cuts in programs that actually benefit their constituents, they agree there's one area of the budget that's not to be touched: the annual $3 billion subsidy taxpayers provide to the Israeli military.

Military Aid to Egypt: A Critical Link

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

Calls in Washington to suspend military aid to Egypt are fueling an already blazing fire. Although a serious review of the $1.3 billion in U.S. military aid to Egypt is long overdue, raising the threat in the midst of a burning crisis is dangerous.

Call on Obama: Tell Mubarak to Leave Now

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

By all journalistic reports, it was the Egyptian government of President Hosni Mubarak that sent thousands of armed thugs into Tahrir Square and the streets of Cairo yesterday to bring violence to what had been a peaceful and nonviolent protest for democracy. Some think many of those who were attacking the protesters were police in plain clothes. Others are believed to have been hired and bused in to foment violence with machetes, clubs, and razors -- some riding in on horses and camels into the peaceful crowds. A call for peace now must mean a call for Mubarak's immediate resignation.

Bribing Israel: Enhancing the Swag

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

What does Israel have to give up for the $3 billion worth of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters? A one-time-only 90-day partial settlement moratorium in the West Bank, not including Occupied Arab East Jerusalem.

Gaza Flotilla Raid May Not Change U.S. Policy Towards Israel

The Associated Press | By BARRY SCHWEID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid the uproar over Israel's deadly raid on the flotilla bringing aid to the Gaza Strip, it's important to note what is not happen...

Dollar vs. Dollar: U.S. Consumers Battle U.S. Taxpayers in Global Drug War

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sanjeev Bery

Americans pay large sums of money to people who grow, process, ship, smuggle, and deliver drugs to the U.S, but they also pay to fight, and kill those we hired to provide the drugs to begin with.

Rockets to Markets

Iqbal Z. Quadir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iqbal Z. Quadir

Military action or aid to governments may be unavoidable in the short run, but unless coupled with commercial opportunities for people on the ground, they're unlikely to be cost-effective and efficacious in the long run.