The Muddled Travel Ban


by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration’s travel ban is in its third version, and it still does not respond convincingly to the ostensible need it was supposed to address. The supposed purpose itself is unclear. The latest version introduces… Continue Reading  

The Anti-Corruption Revolution


by John Feffer During rush week, aspiring frat boys endure all manner of indignities. They all want to join the exclusive club, and they’re willing to pay the steep initiation fee of risk and embarrassment. One day, they too will… Continue Reading  

Commerce Department Boosts Arms Sales Deliveries to Record High


by Colby Goodman U.S. arms sales deliveries jumped to more than $25 billion in FY 2015, increasing the total value of U.S. arms deliveries by at least $5 billion over recent years, according to latest data from several U.S. government… Continue Reading  

Oil Uncertainty Threatens Iraq’s Ability to Rebuild

Persian Gulf (Nov. 11, 2005) Ð An overall view of the Khawr Al Arnaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT). The terminal, located off the coast of Iraq, is one of two major platforms that export the majority of the country's oil. Coalition forces have been training Iraqi personnel in force protection and search and seizure operations in effort to turn over the oil terminals in the area to Iraq.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Randall Damm (RELEASED)

by Derek Davison The global oil market is undeniably in flux. Crude oil prices, after dropping at the start of this year to levels not seen in more than a decade, have climbed nearly $20 per barrel, back into the… 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