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Inside the Devastation of America’s Drone Wars

Published on April 22nd, 2016 | by Guest

by Pratap Chatterjee In a trio of recent action-packed movies, good guys watch terrorists mingling with innocent women and children via real-time video feeds from halfway across the world. A clock ticks and we, the audience, ... Read More



The Pentagon’s Potlatch

Published on April 21st, 2016 | by John Feffer

by John Feffer Among the Kwakiutl and several other indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwest, the potlatch was a ritual of hospitality. The host would invite guests to a big feast and then distribute gifts. The ... Read More


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Saudi Arabia and Obama: Time to Reset Relations

Published on April 21st, 2016 | by Emile Nakhleh

by Emile Nakhleh President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia comes in the midst of a changing kingdom with a different outlook on its regional role and its relations with the United States. The US-Saudi relationship is becoming ... Read More



What Have the Saudis Done For Us Lately?

Published on April 21st, 2016 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar The president of the United States is going on a foreign trip, and that means it is time for another surge in temperature-taking regarding the state of relations between the United States ... Read More


Two US Army (USA) Military Police (MP) escort a detainee, dressed in his new orange jumpsuit to a cell at Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay Navy Base, Cuba. Camp X-Ray is the holding facility for detainees held at the US Navy (USN) Base during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

No Justice at Gitmo

Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Guest

by Karen Greenberg Can you believe it?  We’re in the last year of the presidency of the man who, on his first day in the Oval Office, swore that he would close Guantánamo, and yet it ... Read More



On Anti-Palestinianism and Anti-Semitism

Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Guest

by Jerry Haber By “anti-Palestinianism” I understand prejudice against Palestinian Arabs based on perceived negative qualities of Palestinian cultural or natural identity. Views such as “Palestinian Arab culture is a culture of death and martyrdom,” “Palestinian ... Read More



Turkey’s Strategy for Syria and Iraq

Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Robert Olson

by Robert Olson Turkey is in a strong position to achieve its geopolitical objectives in the both Syria and Iraq. In Iraq, for instance, Turkey’s objective after the U.S. invasion in 2003 was to ensure that ... Read More


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Obama in the Arab Lions’ Den

Published on April 19th, 2016 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter President Barack Obama would surely not compare himself to a Biblical prophet. But by going this week to Riyadh to take part in a summit meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, he ... Read More

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