NPR Has a Blob Problem

by Ben Armbruster The Iraq war, endless conflict, and a ridiculously out-of-control Pentagon budget: They’re all products of the bipartisan, cross-ideological consensus in Washington—i.e. “the Blob”—that promotes military primacy as the key tenet of U.S. foreign policy. It might seem… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Middle East Communications Theater

by Sam Bahour One of the key architects of President Trump’s Middle East peace efforts, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has embarked on a frontal assault in one of the key Middle East battlefields, media communications. For someone who prides himself… Continue Reading  

U.S. Prosecution of “Global Terrorist” Ends in Guilty Plea for Shipping Chickens

by Gareth Smyth For many years the United States Treasury, plus some ‘experts’ and media outlets, have assured us that Kassem Tajideen is a “terrorist financier.” In 2009 the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) named the Lebanese businessman,… Continue Reading  

Declaring a State of War Against Iranian Dissidents

by Shadi Sadr Once again, we are at a state of war, and we have an unfinished job of exterminating the dissidents, all at once.  This is the essence of a recently broadcast Mosalas magazine interview with Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, Iran’s… Continue Reading  

U.S. Foreign Policy: This Is Us

by Mitchell Plitnick Last weekend a pair of horrifying massacres in the U.S. cities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio sent shock waves through the country. The outrage was so powerful that even President Donald Trump had to overcome… Continue Reading