What Wins Respect for the United States

by Paul R. Pillar Much gets said and written, mostly as rhetoric intended to criticize the Obama administration, about the standing of the United States in the world supposedly having declined.  To the extent such rhetoric gets linked to specific… Continue Reading  

Overblown Claims about Hezbollah in Latin America

by Michael LaSusa  Most experts who study security issues in Latin America believe that crime—and in particular, organized crime—represents the greatest threat to national and citizen security in the region. And according to widely cited public opinion surveys, many Latin… Continue Reading  

Venezuela: Failed State in Latin America?

by John Feffer Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids. For a country that depends on oil for 95 percent of its exports, the prolonged drop in the price of crude has been a serious financial blow. If nothing… Continue Reading  

Crimes of the War on Terror

by Rebecca Gordon “The cold was terrible but the screams were worse,” Sara Mendez told the BBC. “The screams of those who were being tortured were the first thing you heard and they made you shiver. That’s why there was… Continue Reading  

How Hillary Clinton Militarized US Policy in Honduras

by Tim Shorrock In 2012, as Honduras descended into social and political chaos in the wake of a US-sanctioned military coup, the civilian aid arm of Hillary Clinton’s State Department spent over $26 million on a propaganda program aimed at… Continue Reading