William Hartung reviews the 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.
Month: November 2019
THE ANGRY ARAB: Hizbullah’s Response to Lebanese Protests Influenced by its Support for Neo-Liberal Economics
Hizbullah at first backed and then withdrew support for street protests in Lebanon in part because of its support for neo-liberal economic policies and its loyalty to the ‘Awn government, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
Israel & the Problem of Localized Ethics
Meir Shamgar has been eulogized as an ethical hero. But Lawrence Davidson says he threatened civilized legal standards both at home and in the international arena.
In Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy Must Tread Carefully or May End up Facing Another Maidan Uprising
The country’s new president faces a series of domestic and foreign policy challenges reminiscent, though not identical, to the events that preceded the 2013 Euromaidan, write Stefan Wolff and Tatyana Malyarenko.
25 Times Trump Has Been Dangerously Hawkish On Russia
Caitlin Johnstone discredits a CNN listicle on Trump’s “softness” towards Moscow. In fact, she writes, the U.S. president has actually been consistently reckless towards Moscow, with zero resistance from either party.
Inequality Higher in Some States Because of Corporate Welfare
New York and Louisiana are two examples of high corporate incentives aligning with high inequality, writes Joshua Jansa.
A Judge’s ‘Doubtful Proposition’ on Nuclear Weapons
Brian Terrell reflects on the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7.
The Situation Room, October 2039
Michael T. Klare forecasts the U.S. military predicament in a climate-crisis future.
Arbuthnot Out as Assange’s Judge, Says WikiLeaks Lawyer Jen Robinson
UPDATED: WikiLeaks lawyer Jen Robinson said Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the judge presiding over Julian Assange’s extradition proceedings who is embroiled in a conflict of interest, will no longer be sitting on the case.
CN Live! Episode 18: Impeachment, Assange, Brazil and Bolivia
Watch the Season Finale of CN Live! in which we discussed Assange, Bolivia, Brazil and Trump’s impeachment with a great lineup of guests.