Fear and Loathing in America

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by James A. Russell A variety of recent opinion polls indicate that a significant portion of the American public remains deeply fearful of international terrorism. Many Americans even feel less safe now than they did before the 9/11 attacks. A… Continue Reading  

US, Obama’s Image Remains Positive Worldwide

President Barack Obama views a replica of the Oval Office at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, April 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

by Jim Lobe While Republicans and other right-wingers claim that President Barack Obama has inflicted unprecedented damage on Washington’s global reputation, a major new global survey suggests that the image of the US remains generally positive.

The Three Faces of Drone War

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Speaking Truth From the Robotic Heavens by Pratap Chatterjee* Enemies, innocent victims, and soldiers have always made up the three faces of war. With war growing more distant, with drones capable of performing on the battlefield while their “pilots” remain thousands… Continue Reading  

Has Iran’s Internet Policy Changed With Rouhani?

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by Ali Reza Eshraghi “Restrictions on social media must be lifted,” said Ali Jannati, Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance to Aljazeera this Monday, admitting that he has been using Facebook for the past three years. His words are… Continue Reading  

Edward Snowden in Russia

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by Robert E. Hunter Edward Snowden has left Moscow for an “undisclosed location” in Russia, with a one-year freedom-of-the-country pass. The US government is naturally incensed with Russian President Vladimir Putin. To borrow a Russian phrase coined by Nikolai Chernyshevsky… Continue Reading