North Korea and the United States: War, Peace or the Third Option?

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by John Feffer The rhetoric has been intemperate to say the least. President Trump has called the leader of North Korea “little rocket man.” In his recent speech before the National Assembly in Seoul, Trump called North Korea a “prison… Continue Reading  

Permanent Warfare as Normality

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by Paul R. Pillar The newest issue of Foreign Affairs features the theme of “America’s Forgotten Wars,” with a cover illustration that juxtaposes a carefree scene of Americans enjoying a picnic with that of American soldiers fighting and incurring casualties… Continue Reading  

Trump, the American Ahmadinejad: Worse Than Expected

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by Shervin Malekzadeh Twelve years ago, what now seems like a lifetime ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in New York City to deliver his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. Ahmadinejad’s decisive and surprising election a month… Continue Reading  

How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars

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by Andrew Bacevich Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one faraway place, but at least seven.  Second, the vast majority of the American people… Continue Reading  

Tweeting While the Planet Burns

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by Tom Engelhardt It’s January 2025, and within days of entering the Oval Office, a new president already faces his first full-scale crisis abroad. Twenty-four years after it began, the war on terror, from the Philippines to Nigeria, rages on.… Continue Reading