America’s Self-Inflicted Wound

by Alfred W. McCoy We live in a time of change, when people are questioning old assumptions and seeking new directions. In the ongoing debate over health care, social justice, and border security, there is, however, one overlooked issue that… Continue Reading  

The Arabian Peninsula’s Missing Police Force

by Adam Dempsey In December 2014, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) announced plans to create a region-wide police force. The new organization, known as GCCPol, would be based out of Abu Dhabi and, for all intents and purposes, would operate… Continue Reading  

The U.S. Military’s Drug of Choice

by Nick Turse 2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).  There was the investigation of the two-star commander of U.S. Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man’s wife.  There was the investigation into the… Continue Reading  

Into the Afghan Abyss (Again)

by Alfred W. McCoy After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trump’s White House has finally made one thing crystal clear: the U.S. is staying in Afghanistan to fight and — so they insist — win. “The killers… Continue Reading  

The Drug War and Human Rights

by Michael LaSusa Adding to mounting public criticism of the “war on drugs,” a scathing new report from a coalition of human rights groups alleges that countries in the Americas have carried out the fight against the drug trade “in… Continue Reading