Mar 20, 2015

U.S. alienating European allies

by William Pfaff

Trans-Atlantic relations are worse than they have been in some years, as Europeans widely attribute the new jihadism, the chaos in Iraq, Syria and Libya, the newly proclaimed Islamic State group, tension with Iran, and the sinister turn of events in Israel/Palestine to American ...

Putin's military draws U.S. concern from Vietnam to the Americas

Mar 13, 2015

Putin's military draws U.S. concern from Vietnam to the Americas

Russia’s expanding military presence, from Vietnam to Latin America, is reviving Cold War-style tensions with the U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed Thursday that the U.S. is pressing Vietnam to bar Russian military aircraft from refueling at the former American base at Cam ...

Netanyahu plays the security card

Mar 6, 2015

Netanyahu plays the security card

by Gwynne Dyer

Israelis really don't need proof that the Iranians are actually working on nuclear weapons. Their anxiety on the issue is so deeply rooted that it resists all the reassurances by Israel's own military and intelligence communities that Iran is not working on such weapons.

Netanyahu adds to history of dramatic speeches to Congress

Mar 3, 2015

Netanyahu adds to history of dramatic speeches to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech Tuesday has already roiled Washington. That’s because a foreign leader denouncing U.S. policy from within in the House of Representatives chamber, the grand hall of American democracy, upends nearly two centuries of tradition. In a preview of ...

Feb 27, 2015

Americans must tell Washington no more war

by Doug Bandow

No matter how disastrous the outcome, the American war lobby of fools lives on, insisting that the idea to go to war was sound and that any problems resulted from engaging too few troops, not doing enough bombing, ending an occupation too soon or ...