Listen to the Governor of Okinawa

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by Alexis Dudden The East China Sea seems to have disappeared. Not literally of course, yet only a few years ago around the centennial commemorations of the beginning of World War I, talking heads named the body of water between… Continue Reading  

Thinking about the Thinkable

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by Robert E. Hunter The late Herman Kahn created a major stir in 1962, when he published a comprehensive and deeply unsettling study on thermonuclear war, Thinking About the Unthinkable. Fortunately, his propositions about what was understood, in retrospect, to… Continue Reading  

The New “Long War”

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by Michael T. Klare Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now. Who’s even paying attention, given the eternal changing of the guard at the White House, as well as the latest in tweets, sexual revelations, and investigations of every… Continue Reading  

A Look at the Kuwaiti-North Korean Relationship

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by Giorgio Cafiero Until 25 years ago, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had no diplomatic ties with the Arabian Peninsula’s pro-Western and staunchly anti-Communist monarchies. Throughout the Cold War, Pyongyang’s relations with Arab governments were ideological and mainly… Continue Reading  

To End No Wars

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by John Feffer Jason Smith was both very unlucky and very lucky. His bad luck began on February 20, 2015, when he was walking back to his home in McAdoo, Pennsylvania on a very cold evening. He doesn’t quite remember… Continue Reading