Obama’s Last Chance in Africa

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by Francis Njubi Nesbitt President Obama needs to unveil a new foreign policy initiative on Africa during his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia or risk going down in history as the worst president for Africa in recent memory. It would be… Continue Reading  

Fighting for Democracy While Supporting Autocracy

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ISIS and Bahrain’s F-16 by Matar E. Matar For the second time in recent history, the United States is trading away support for democracy and fundamental human rights protections in Bahrain as part of an effort to establish democracy and… Continue Reading  

The Three-War Doctrine

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by John Feffer* U.S. troops have left Iraq and are leaving Afghanistan. The “war on terrorism” now seems so last decade. U.S. military spending has leveled off, and the Pentagon is looking at some fairly serious reductions after 2015. Last… Continue Reading  

Kerry Gaffe on Syria Takes on Life of its Own

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by Jasmin Ramsey You’re no doubt aware by now of a proposal by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for Syria to hand over its (still only accidentally acknowledged) chemical weapons to international control, which his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moualem said Syria “welcomes”. Syrian… Continue Reading  

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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How to Pre-Convict and Pre-Punish an American Muslim  by Victoria Brittain via Tom Dispatch A four-month hunger strike, mass force-feedings, and widespread media coverage have at last brought Guantanamo, the notorious offshore prison set up by the Bush administration early in… Continue Reading