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Down the Iraqi Rabbit Hole (Again)

Published on June 18th, 2015 | by Guest

by Andrew Bacevich There is a peculiar form of insanity in which a veneer of rationality distracts attention from the madness lurking just beneath the surface. When Alice dove down her rabbit hole to enter a ... Read More


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President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, talian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi  and European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker (L-R) wave hands as they pose for a family photo during their meeting at the hotel castle Elmau in Kruen, Germany, June 7, 2015. Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations met on Sunday in the Bavarian Alps for a summit overshadowed by Greece's debt crisis and ongoing violence in Ukraine.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann   - RTX1FHLZ

The New World Order Rebooted

Published on June 17th, 2015 | by James Russell

by James A. Russell America’s fool’s errand in Iraq continues, with depressing daily headlines suggesting that the United States is doubling down yet again on previously failed attempts to build another Iraqi Army with more advisers ... Read More


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Bahrain’s Latest Sham Trial and Conviction

Published on June 17th, 2015 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh Now that the Bahraini regime has exacted its revenge by sentencing Sheikh Ali Salman, secretary general of the predominantly Shi’ite pro-reform al-Wefaq party, to four years in prison, the al-Khalifa ruling family should ... Read More


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America’s China Problem

Published on June 17th, 2015 | by Guest

by Yu Bin A specter is haunting the U.S.—a specter of a steadily rising China challenging the US-dominated international economic and security system created 70 years ago at the end of World War ... Read More


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The Power of “Iran Derangement Syndrome”

Published on June 16th, 2015 | by Derek Davison

by Derek Davison On Sunday evening The Daily Beast published a first-person account by its senior intelligence and national security correspondent, Shane Harris, with the gripping title “Iran’s Spies Tried to Recruit Me.” No, Iran’s Ministry ... Read More


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Aerial port quarter view of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) tied up at the British Naval Base at Diego Garcia.  The ship stopped at the British Protectorate during her 1987 deployment.  Visible on the flight deck as F-14A Tomcats, A-6E Intruders and E-2B Hawkeye aircraft.

The Forgotten Costs of War in the Middle East

Published on June 15th, 2015 | by Guest

by David Vine First, they tried to shoot the dogs. Next, they tried to poison them with strychnine. When both failed as efficient killing methods, British government agents and U.S. Navy personnel used raw meat to ... Read More


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