Postures and Gestures Rather than Results

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by Paul R. Pillar Last week an op-ed appeared in The New York Times under the byline of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with the title “I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy.” The piece did not seem to get much… Continue Reading  

US, North Korea Both Make Threats, But Only One Has Killed Millions of the Other’s People

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by Eoin Higgins For the consumer of US corporate media, the idea of a nuclear armed North Korea is a terrifying threat. Almost every day for the last two weeks, print and television media have amped up the potential danger of… Continue Reading  

How Media Obscure US/Saudi Responsibility for Killing Yemeni Civilians

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by Ben Norton A coalition of Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, with minor support from several other Middle Eastern nations, has relentlessly bombed Yemen since March 2015. This August, the coalition ramped… Continue Reading  

Worsening Relations between Iran and Afghanistan?

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by Fatemeh Aman According to The New York Times, Iran is sending weapons on helicopters to help the Taliban destabilize Afghanistan. Iran is sabotaging Afghan markets to promote Iranian goods, stealing Afghanistan’s water, attempting to bomb Afghan dams, and even… Continue Reading  

Palestinian Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

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by James J. Zogby One thousand five hundred Palestinian prisoners have been on a hunger strike for almost a week now. They are refusing sustenance in an effort to improve the deplorable conditions faced by the nearly 6,500 Palestinians who… Continue Reading