The American Empire: Maintaining Hegemony Through Wars

November 03, 2020

In January, the US assassinated Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds force, in an airstrike on Iraqi soil. General Soleimani was seen as the main pillar of the regional resistance bulwark in Iran. He was revered by many Iranians as a brave...

The Decline of the West or the Demise of Pax Americana?

February 21, 2019

A global order based on winning and losing is in itself a losing proposition. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. This week on Fair Observer, Daniel Wagner reminds those who may not be paying attention that we are witnessing the rapid decline of the US empire and the inexorable rise of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Dominant Power in the “Region”

January 23, 2018

What does “region” mean from an American perspective? An article by Fred Kaplan in Slate makes the case for maintaining a dominant position for the US in world politics. As evidence, he cites the opinion of Stanford University Professor Daniel Sneider: “People describe the U.S. as being...

What Comes After the American Empire?

October 29, 2015

Imagine the US actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget and closed its global network of bases. Then what? Let’s say the car stops and we get our teeth around the tire. Let’s say we bite down hard enough to let out all the air from the US empire. Now...