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Why Trump’s Wars Should Seem So Familiar

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Tom Engelhardt

by Tom Engelhardt MOAB sounds more like an incestuous, war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother of all bombs.”  Still, give Donald Trump credit.  Only the really, really big bombs, ... Read More

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Trump and the Yemeni Quagmire

Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Giorgio Cafiero

by Giorgio Cafiero and Shehab al-Makahleh On April 18, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman and other high-ranking officials in the kingdom as part of a regional ... Read More



Straining to be Anti-Iran

Published on April 23rd, 2017 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration is bending over backward to be, and to sound, hostile and confrontational toward Iran.  This effort to flaunt a role for itself as a dedicated enemy of Iran has ... Read More



Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

Published on April 22nd, 2017 | by Guest

by James J. Zogby One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. They are refusing sustenance in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions faced by the ... Read More



How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

Published on April 21st, 2017 | by Guest

by Danny Sjursen Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ... Read More

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