Don’t Fall For Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Twitter Public Relations Campaign

By Kourosh Ziabari “Throughout history the secret to success has been love, freedom, and justice. … Building a better tomorrow filled with freedom, justice, and love is the goal of every nation. We should all strive to achieve this goal.… Continue Reading  

Repairing the Damage: What Democratic Candidates Ought to Talk About

By Paul Pillar The contest for the Democratic presidential nomination has had the unreal quality of not focusing on what the eventual winner will have the power to do, and will be most pressed to do, as president. Instead the… Continue Reading  

Nothing Will Come of Nothing

By Lawrence Wilkerson On Saturday, October 19 at the College of William and Mary, where I teach, the student veterans group convened “on the green” for a military style breakfast for themselves and military veteran alumnae. The event was well… Continue Reading  

Watching My Students Turn Into Soldiers of Empire

By Danny Sjursen Patches, pins, medals, and badges are the visible signs of an exclusive military culture, a silent language by which soldiers and officers judge each other’s experiences, accomplishments, and general worth. In July 2001, when I first walked through… Continue Reading  

The New Middle East That’s Coming

By Conn Hallinan The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities — sometimes for new ones — and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey’s recent invasion of northern… Continue Reading