How We All Learned to Accept Bush’s Lies About Libya

by Charles Davis According to non-partisan, pan-ideological lore in 2017, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi gave up his quest for nukes in 2003—spooked by the Iraq war or strong-armed by imperialism or just trying to be nice, depending on the lesson… Continue Reading  

White House Syria Statement Raises Eyebrows

by Derek Davison The Trump administration may be gearing up for another military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military. Late in the day on Monday, the White House released the following statement: The United States has identified potential preparations… Continue Reading  

Israel Should Ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention

by Shemuel Meir At the end of April 2017, the French foreign minister published a French intelligence report that concluded with a high degree of certainty that Assad used the deadly nerve gas sarin in the Syrian air force’s chemical weapons… Continue Reading  

New Trump, Old Bottles

by John Feffer It didn’t take long for Donald Trump to discover that U.S. foreign policy is about as easy to turn around as a warship in dry dock. Despite any number of promises to shake things up — during… Continue Reading  

What We Can Learn from Spicer’s Gaffes

by Mitchell Plitnick White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a difficult job. Turning Donald Trump’s messages into comprehensible, even respectable, public statements is a tough go. But even taking that into account, his performance has been terrible, and on… Continue Reading