The Strategic Thinking behind North Korea’s Missile Gambit

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by Christopher Green North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan early on Monday morning was certainly irresponsible. But for Pyongyang, it was more of a carefully calculated risk than a reckless gamble. It is the latest step in a… Continue Reading  

The United States of Permanent War

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by Edward Hunt As the foreign policy establishment continues to grapple with the consequences of Trump’s election, U.S. officials can still agree on one thing. The United States is a nation that is waging a permanent war. In December 2016,… Continue Reading  

Powell Acknowledges Israeli Nukes

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by Eli Clifton According to hacked emails reviewed by LobeLog, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell acknowledged Israel’s nuclear arsenal, an open secret that U.S. and Israeli politicians typically refuse to acknowledge as part of Israel’s strategy of “nuclear ambiguity.”… Continue Reading  

Is John Kerry an Anti-Semite?

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by Jim Lobe For a rather slow Thanksgiving weekend, must reading should include an article on The Nation website by Henry Siegman, a former head of both the American Jewish Congress and the Synagogue Council of America. The article assails a full-page ad that… Continue Reading  

Major U.S. Debate Over Wisdom of Syria Attack

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News While some kind of U.S. military action against Syria in the coming days appears increasingly inevitable, the debate over the why and how of such an attack has grown white hot here. On one… Continue Reading