The land the late Arab-American political scientist evokes in his posthumously published memoir is not a real place with real people. It is a land inhabited by people who Western racists would like to imagine.
Tanks and Tragedy
Amid the vacuum of creditable reporting by the mainstream media, Michael Brenner offers a briefing on the background of the neocon-inspired war in Ukraine and his view on the present strategic situation.
The Human Cost of War on Iran
Left out of the frame of U.S. military strategists is the certainty of mass human suffering, a reality forgotten since the days of the Vietnam War, wrote former U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray back in Aug. 2012.
By Protecting Syria’s Idlib, US Created Safe Haven for Baghdadi & ISIS
By claiming to kill self-proclaimed ISIS “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, U.S. officials have blown apart the regime-change propaganda about Idlib, writes Dan Cohen.
For Cliff May, War Pays
About the only thing the Defense of Democracies’ founder does not love about war is fighting it himself, writes Daniel McAdams.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: A Week of Dangerous Developments from Iran to North Korea
The increasingly aggressive moves by Trump’s hawkish advisers give the impression of a palace coup, writes Patrick Lawrence.
The Neocons Have Their Caesar
Hail, Donald J. Trump, we who are about to read your latest tweet salute you! Tom Engelhardt pens an obituary for the republic.
Coming Attraction: Lunatic Loose in West Wing
As Uber-Hawk John Bolton prepares to take over as national security adviser on Monday, Ray McGovern looks back at when Bolton was one of the “crazies” in the George W. Bush administration.
Trump Finds Fellow Bully in Bolton
President Donald Trump’s appointment of John Bolton as his national security adviser is his most dangerous move yet, argues Marjorie Cohn.
U.S. Establishment: Nixing Arms Control
Trump’s new National Security Adviser John Bolton has been instrumental in launching wars and scrapping arms control treaties – just the man for the job as the U.S. embarks on a new arms race with Russia, Ray McGovern sardonically observes.