Trump and the Rush to Deploy THAAD

by Raekyong Lee The Korean police swarmed onto the golf course in Seongju, just 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, just before dawn on April 26. The officers pushed aside the dazed protesters and escorted a group of US Army military trailers… Continue Reading  

Vitaly Churkin: The Consummate Professional

by Robert E. Hunter The death at age 64 of the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, calls for a moment of reflection about the course Russia has taken since the Soviet Union’s collapse. US officials and the… Continue Reading  

Israel Gives Up Little to Get Largest Ever U.S. Arms Deal

by Seth Binder Despite the tensions between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, the United States and Israel have finally signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). After pushing off negotiations until the Iran deal concluded, Netanyahu has “settled”… Continue Reading  

The Pentagon’s Real $trategy

by Andrew Cockburn These days, lamenting the apparently aimless character of Washington’s military operations in the Greater Middle East has become conventional wisdom among administration critics of every sort. Senator John McCain thunders that “this president has no strategy to successfully… Continue Reading  

Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons?

by Peter Jenkins President Barack Obama claimed in The Washington Post on March 30 that the United States had made important progress under his leadership toward the vision he outlined in Prague nearly seven years ago: a world free of… Continue Reading