North Korea: Spyware vs. Spyware

by John Feffer The cyberattack on Sony Pictures last month was a classic whodunit. The FBI, playing the role of Sherlock Holmes, visited the virtual crime scene, gathered up the evidence, and tried to piece together the motives of the… Continue Reading  

US, Obama’s Image Remains Positive Worldwide

by Jim Lobe While Republicans and other right-wingers claim that President Barack Obama has inflicted unprecedented damage on Washington’s global reputation, a major new global survey suggests that the image of the US remains generally positive.

The US-Russian Cold-Shoulder War

by Robert E. Hunter …we have reached the conclusion that there is not enough recent progress in our bilateral agenda with Russia to hold a U.S.-Russia Summit in early September…Russia’s disappointing decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum was also… Continue Reading  

Now You See Him, Now You Don’t

Living in a One-Superpower World (or Edward Snowden vs. Robert Seldon Lady)  by Tom Engelhardt via Tom Dispatch He came and he went: that was the joke that circulated in 1979 when 70-year-old former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had a heart… Continue Reading  

The Terrorism Boogeyman

by James A. Russell The globe-trotting travails of the fugitive Edward Snowden have given us an unexpected opportunity to hear from our senior intelligence officials about the necessity of their far-reaching surveillance program designed to protect us from terrorism. But as… Continue Reading