Jun 17, 2014

Sectarian monster reawakens

by Ramzy Baroud

The systematic political marginalization of Iraq's Sunni communities demands the establishment of a new political and social contract to re-order the mess created by the U.S. invasion and Iran's intervention.

Japan to join nuclear treaty to facilitate U.S. cleanup aid

Jun 13, 2014

Japan to join nuclear treaty to facilitate U.S. cleanup aid

The Abe administration plans to submit a bill to ratify an international treaty on compensation for cross-border damage from nuclear accidents during the extraordinary Diet session expected to be held this autumn. The administration released the plan during talks Thursday in Tokyo with the ...

Jun 13, 2014

Kagan and the ruin of ideas

by William Pfaff

Neocon commentator Robert Kagan's belief — detailed in his new book "The World America Made" — that the world will benefit from a benevolent American suzerainty, despite the side effects of the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghan wars, beggars the imagination.

Jun 11, 2014

U.S. foreign policy marked by blatant hypocrisy

by Ramesh Thakur

It is a truth universally acknowledged that behavior by others inconsistent with social norms is condemned as hypocrisy but similar discrepancies in our own conduct is rationalized as understandable prioritization in the face of multiple goals. When the military deposed Egypt’s first freely elected ...

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

May 29, 2014

Seekers of Flight 370 rule out area where 'pings' heard

Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian jet have concluded an area where acoustic signals were detected is not the final resting place of the plane after an unmanned submersible found no trace of it, the search coordinator said Thursday. The U.S. Navy’s Bluefin 21 ...

May 16, 2014

Media's one-sided Yemen spin

by Ramzy Baroud

According to the Western narrative, Yemen exists for one purpose and nothing else: maintain Western interests in that part of the world. When these interests are threatened, only then does Yemen matter.