Queen Elizabeth Gets D-Day Commemoration Right

by Robert E. Hunter In the midst of D-Day oratory this last week, it was left to Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace state dinner to preach the lesson that most mattered, not about the past, but about the… Continue Reading  

More Torture Questions for Haspel

by Dan Plesch Gina Haspel’s nomination to be director of the CIA has focused attention once more on the US use of torture. Her commander-in-Chief Donald Trump has lauded waterboarding—near-death by drowning/suffocation—and Haspel allegedly supervised such activities against al-Qaeda suspects… Continue Reading  

The Fall of the House of ISIS

by John Feffer The Middle East today is enduring a replay of World War II — with the Islamic State in the role of Nazi Germany. Having seized much of Europe and parts of the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany reached… Continue Reading  

President Obama Should Visit Hiroshima

by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima, as part of a trip in which he met with other G-7 foreign ministers in preparation for a summit meeting later this spring, has raised the prospect of President… Continue Reading  

Japan and South Korea: A New Beginning?

by John Feffer Japan and South Korea have very close alliances with the United States. They also have had diplomatic relations with each other for 50 years, not to mention considerable trade back and forth during that time. At a popular… Continue Reading