Shinzo Abe and the Apology Olympics

by John Feffer Imagine an international event sometime in the near future known as the Apology Games. It is held every four years and features teams of professional diplomats, politicians, and conflict resolution specialists (with a few actors thrown into… Continue Reading  

Bibi Comes to Town

by Peter Jenkins The Prime Minister of Israel addressed the UN General Assembly on Sept. 29, once more filling the chamber with fire and brimstone. Like many a leader before him, he built his speech on the well-tried formula that… Continue Reading  

Wanted: Reliable Iraqi Partners for the US

by Wayne White An old military dictum still applies: no determined enemy can be stopped by air power alone. Following President Obama’s statement last night that he has authorized US air strikes in Iraq, much will depend on whether the… Continue Reading  

Israel-Palestine: Correcting Some Faulty Ideas on Both Sides

by Mitchell Plitnick Like many of us, I’ve been very busy on social media since Israel began its military operation in Gaza. I see a lot of ignorant nonsense there, and it’s not limited to the pro-Israel side. I also… Continue Reading  

Speaking of Abrams, What Did He Know About Genocide in Guatemala?

by Jim Lobe A Guatemalan court this afternoon found former President Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity committed against the indigenous Mayan Ixil population as a result of the counter-insurgency campaign he directed as president from… Continue Reading