The Drug War and Human Rights


by Michael LaSusa Adding to mounting public criticism of the “war on drugs,” a scathing new report from a coalition of human rights groups alleges that countries in the Americas have carried out the fight against the drug trade “in… Continue Reading  

Putting Out the Syrian Fire

Aleppo after barrel bombing one of its residential areas

by Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer As war between President Bashar al-Assad and various rebel forces raged across Syria, as the Obama administration and the CIA armed rebel factions of their liking while continuing an air campaign against the militants… Continue Reading  

Dennis Ross: Blame America First!


by Ali Gharib The excerpt from former Obama administration official Dennis Ross’s new book, which ran recently in Politico Magazine, is a remarkable document. The excerpt is headlined “How Obama Got to ‘Yes’ on Iran: The Inside Story,” but that’s… Continue Reading  

How the World Should Respond to the Jerusalem “Uprising”


by Emile Nakhleh The ongoing violence in Jerusalem, as evidenced in the daily stabbings of Israelis and the killings of Palestinian youth, is heart-wrenching—and, of course, it’s unsustainable. The international community, including the key Arab states, cannot remain willfully oblivious to… Continue Reading  

Marking Adoption of the Iran Nuclear Agreement


by Peter Jenkins On the eve of Adoption Day (October 18) for the July 14 nuclear agreement with Iran, two strikingly similar articles appeared, one by Michael Crowley in Politico and the other by David Sanger and William Broad in… Continue Reading