Overblown Claims about Hezbollah in Latin America

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by Michael LaSusa  Most experts who study security issues in Latin America believe that crime—and in particular, organized crime—represents the greatest threat to national and citizen security in the region. And according to widely cited public opinion surveys, many Latin… Continue Reading  

Chinese Dream: Western Imitation or Radical Alternative?

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by Emanuel Pastreich When I arrived in Nanjing to attend a conference recently, I asked the student assigned to show me around whether he could take me to the famed Confucian temple Fuzimiao in the old city. It was my… Continue Reading  

Trump: Legitimizing Extremism

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by Paul R. Pillar One of the more pertinent observations about Donald Trump’s comment this week on what gun owners could do about a Hillary Clinton presidency comes from columnist Thomas Friedman, who recalls the assassination in Israel 21 years… Continue Reading  

Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron

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by William Astore The United States is now engaged in perpetual war with victory nowhere in sight.  Iraq is chaotic and scarred. So, too, is Libya. Syria barely exists. After 15 years, “progress” in Afghanistan has proven eminently reversible as… Continue Reading  

Elor Azaria Is Exposing the Occupation, But He’s No Silence Breaker

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by Yuli Novak Nothing better symbolizes a loss of direction and of hope than focusing on trivial details, instead of on the larger picture. Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier who summarily executed a disarmed Palestinian attacker in Hebron earlier this… Continue Reading