Who's winning – us or the War Party?
Still opposing the Iraq War in 2003, Senator Rand Paul now wants Congress to declare war against the Islamic State and engage in military action in Iraq. He says that "national security" is at stake.
One reason that Barack Obama is slumping in the polls is that Republicans have successfully painted him as weak on foreign policy. Yet, during his tenure so far, Obama has used air power to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, surged American forces i
The great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises pointed out that one government intervention inevitably produces a crisis, which then causes government officials to enact a new intervention to address the crisis.
Though reasonable analyses of the factors behind that collapse exist, an investigation of why U.S. efforts to create a viable Iraqi army (and, by extension, viable security forces in Afghanistan) cratered so badly are lacking. To understand what real
The SCO was founded in 2001, ostensibly to collectively oppose extremism and enhance border security. But its real reason for being is larger. Putin sees it in a broad context, as a counterweight to NATO (a position that the SCO doesn't deny, by the
The president boosts aid spending rather than fixing its flaws
I have always been amazed when presidents take credit for creating jobs or are blamed for high interest rates. Under our Constitution, and in practice, presidents have precious little influence on either. They cannot act without Congress or the Feder
mid a backlash against political Islam across the region Erdogan is still irritating his Arab neighbors by offering himself as a Sunni Islamist champion. The world, meanwhile, is transfixed by the desperate siege of Kobani, the Syrian Kurdish tow
Both these guys tried their best to get out of Canada, were refused the chance to fight in Syria/Iraq. Both had their passports seized, and were "counseled" against jihad. Instead, it simply made them consider the local option.
In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest.
The president boosts aid spending rather than fixing its flaws.
The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency.
In a speech touting "conservative realism," the Kentucky Republican probed the failures of post-9/11 foreign policy, including too much war.
This most recent episode of violence is the most serious intimidation suffered by Christians in al-Qusiya at the hands of the Zaawila clan. So far, at least twenty complaints lodged by Christians have been met with apparent indifference on the part o
After world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky gave a major address on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the hall of the United Nations General Assembly last week, Amy Goodman interviewed the world-renowned linguist and dissident before an audience of 8
Chomsky talks about the secret US foreign policy .
Dear Readers, I now have for you the complete English transcript of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's speech to the United Nations.
Dear Readers, I now have for you the complete English transcript of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's speech to the United Nations. Lavrov's speech, together with President Putin's remarks in his Serbian press conference....
I know many people have no interest in watching the boob tube because 99% of the programming is either mindless drivel or government sanctioned propaganda.
Wesley K. Clark, a retired U.S. Army general and former NATO supreme allied commander, has sallied forth with wildly naive or misplaced views about the United States and China in his new book, "Don't Wait for the Next War:
I was thrilled to hear that the Swedish and then the British parliaments voted to recognize Palestine, or rather the State of Palestine. I think that this is a joyous day for all peace and freedom loving people.
Barack Obama's central dilemma last week, when he tried to sell a new war to the American public on the eve of the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, was to speak convincingly about the wisdom and effectiveness of U.S. foreign policy over the last dec
The questionable continuance of the NATO alliance after the Cold War ended is demonstrated by Turkey's reluctance to help against the rampaging group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
We have known since . . . well, when haven't we known that our public officials are incompetent. Their incompetence is always expensive, but now it risks a worldwide ebola pandemic.
Anti-interventionist liberals don't get it – but libertarians do.
When President Obama and his army began their bombing campaign against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, they cited as their justification the Islamic State's (aka ISIS) beheading of a private American citizen.
The really interesting thing about the Junior Senator from Texas is the fact that he demonstrates that anyone who wants it badly enough can become president.
The bottom line is there is no immediate action that will make ISIS disappear, even if U.S. airstrikes manage to get the right target somewhere and take out an APC or a truckload of guys with RPGs or whatever. You can't destroy an ideology — or
Congressman Mark Meadows claims ISIS has a secret plan to attack America. Should we have objective, corroborated and public evidence of an imminent attack before going to war?