Israel Is Trying to Hide Its Arms Sales to Duterte’s Philippines

by Itamar Baz An Israeli court imposed a media blackout on hearings held in September regarding a state sale of weapons to the Philippine regime. The petitioners to halt the sale argued that Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president, was credibly accused… Continue Reading  

A Letter to Brazil, from a Friend Living Under Duterte

by Walden Bello Dear friends: I’m writing to you on the eve of your going to the polls to determine the future of your wonderful country. I think it’s no exaggeration to say that the fate of Brazil hangs in… Continue Reading  

Ensuring That the ICC Rises to the Challenge

by Kenneth Roth and Salil Shetty Four years ago, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International—joining hundreds of others—urged the United Nations Security Council to send atrocity crimes committed in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution. Then, the… Continue Reading  

Is a War with China on the Horizon?

by Michael T. Klare On May 30th, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a momentous shift in American global strategic policy. From now on, he decreed, the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), which oversees all U.S. military forces in Asia, will be… Continue Reading  

A Foreign Policy of Sticks and Stones

by John Feffer The United States has never invaded Norway. It has never bombed Oslo. It has never rounded up Norwegians and thrown them in Guantanamo. Perhaps some U.S. diplomats have referred to the country as a “shithole” — because… Continue Reading