No Diplomacy for South Korea

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by John Feffer The United States has not yet appointed an ambassador to South Korea. This shouldn’t necessarily be interpreted as an insult. A number of other important places still lack U.S. ambassadors: the European Union, Germany, Turkey. The Trump… Continue Reading  

Wrong on Nam, Wrong on Terror

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by Danny Sjursen Vietnam: it’s always there. Looming in the past, informing American futures. A 50-year-old war, once labeled the longest in our history, is still alive and well and still being refought by one group of Americans: the military… Continue Reading  

Creating an Empire of Graveyards?

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by Tom Engelhardt Recently, a memory of my son as a small boy came back to me. He was, in those days, terrified of clowns. Something about their strange, mask-like, painted faces unnerved him utterly, chilled him to the bone.… Continue Reading  

The Dysfunctional US-Pakistan Alliance

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by Umer Karim and Giorgio Cafiero President Donald Trump began this year accusing Pakistan of lying to the United States. He stated that Washington had foolishly given the South Asian country $33 billion in aid while Pakistan’s government allegedly provides… Continue Reading  

Trump’s National Security Strategy: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

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bu Robert E. Hunter The Trump administration’s recently issued National Security Strategy for 2017 has already sunk from public sight. Judged by its content, that is as it should be. As The New York Times reflected when the NSS was… Continue Reading