Arab Autocrats Aiding Resurgence of Terrorism

The rising specter of terrorism in Syria shows that by clinging to power and refusing to implement meaningful reforms, Arab autocrats in Syria, Bahrain, and elsewhere are indirectly contributing to the resurgence of terrorism in their societies. Arab protests started… Continue Reading  

Taking Uncle Sam for a Ride

How Pakistan Makes Washington Pay for the Afghan War By Dilip Hiro Posted by Tom Dispatch The following ingredients should go a long way to produce a political thriller. Mr. M, a jihadist in an Asian state, has emerged as… Continue Reading  

Why 2012 Will Shake Up Asia and the World

Can Washington Move from Pacific Power to Pacific Partner? Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch By John Feffer The United States has long styled itself a Pacific power. It established the model of counterinsurgency in the Philippines in 1899 and… Continue Reading  

Scamming Washington: Exclusive Letters from the ScamiLeaks Archives

Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch By Tom Engelhardt [Note to Readers: Who hasn’t received one — or 100 — of those “Nigerian” letters offering you, in florid prose, millions of potential dollars and with nary a catch in sight? … Continue Reading  

Crisis of Confidence: How Washington Lost Faith in America’s Courts

Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch By Karen J. Greenberg As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the unexpected extent of the damage Americans have done to themselves and their institutions is coming into better focus.  The event that “changed… Continue Reading