Pentagon: We Come to Facilitate

by David Isenberg The latest version of U.S. national security orthodoxy was on display this week at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C., where Defense One, a division of Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Media Group, held its third annual… Continue Reading  

Is Japan’s Prime Minister the Next Putin?

by John Feffer In the ads in the back of old comic books, a skinny little kid is hanging out at the beach when a bully comes along and kicks sand in his face. The little kid, who weighed 97… Continue Reading  

The world according to President Obama and Governor Romney

via IPS News  Graphic: The figures signify the number of times each country was mentioned in the Oct. 22 presidential debate. Credit: Zachary Fleischmann/IPS  U.S. strategy in the Greater Middle East, which has dominated foreign policy-making since the 9/11 attacks more than… Continue Reading  

Why 2012 Will Shake Up Asia and the World

Can Washington Move from Pacific Power to Pacific Partner? Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch By John Feffer The United States has long styled itself a Pacific power. It established the model of counterinsurgency in the Philippines in 1899 and… Continue Reading