UN: US Attack on Syrian Civilians Violated International Law

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by Edward Hunt Last week, war crimes investigators at the United Nations charged a U.S.-led coalition with violating international humanitarian law last year when it launched airstrikes on a school in Syria that killed at least 150 civilians. The war… Continue Reading  

Reconciling with Extremists in Afghanistan

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by Edward Hunt As the war in Afghanistan enters its seventeenth year, the Trump administration has begun looking for ways to make a deal with the Taliban, offering Taliban officials leadership positions in the Afghan government. In August, President Trump… Continue Reading  

Killing Civilians in Iraq and Syria

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by Edward Hunt The ongoing effort of the United States to eradicate the Islamic State by aggressively launching airstrikes against targets that include non-combatants is causing significant harm to civilians in Iraq and Syria. Estimates of civilian deaths from airstrikes… Continue Reading  

The United States of Permanent War

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by Edward Hunt As the foreign policy establishment continues to grapple with the consequences of Trump’s election, U.S. officials can still agree on one thing. The United States is a nation that is waging a permanent war. In December 2016,… Continue Reading  

Taking Iraq’s Oil

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by Edward Hunt The leaders of the United States have provided many reasons for their numerous interventions in Iraq. President Donald Trump has focused on one thing: the United States should take the country’s oil. During late 2015, when he… Continue Reading