After Afghanistan, How Probable Is Peace?

September 07, 2021

As the world speculates about the future of Afghanistan, some key figures in the West — with a vested interest in how things evolve militarily — are today claiming to show the clairvoyance that has consistently failed them in the past. Many have criticized President Joe Biden’s...

What About Those Who Were Right on Afghanistan?

August 24, 2021

America’s corporate media are ringing with recriminations over the humiliating US military defeat in Afghanistan. But very little of the criticism goes to the root of the problem, which was the original decision to militarily invade and occupy Afghanistan in the first place. That decision...

Hillary Clinton’s Imaginary Russian Assets

October 21, 2019

For many Americans — both Republican and Democrat — the drama of 2016 consisted of deciding not so much who to vote for, but rather who to vote against, and how. There were basically two ways to handle the “how.” You could abstain or vote for the candidate of the other party you would...

Just Like the Banks, War Itself Has Become Too Big to Fail

December 13, 2018

In US policy, business almost always trumps democratic aspirations, human rights and the needs of the environment. This is the second of a two-part series. George W. Bush, the president, solved the problem Bush, the candidate, had highlighted: his ignorance of the identity of “them.” Instead...