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What Peace in Northern Ireland Teaches us About ‘Endless’ Conflicts

No two conflicts are exactly like, but Northern Ireland offers lessons for today’s seemingly intractable conflicts. If the international community can underwrite war, it can also underwrite peace and justice.


Why Do ‘Anti-War’ Right-Wingers Love Henry Kissinger?

The New Right’s so-called foreign policy “realists” love endless war just as much as the neocons they love to hate. It’s no surprise they also love one of the 20th century’s worst war criminals.


Reading Bin Laden’s Messages Might Have Prevented Decades of Disastrous Foreign Policy

Osama bin Laden’s “letter to America” recently went viral. Beneath its horrifying rhetoric is an important historical document that helps us see how the US response to 9/11 was exactly what Bin Laden hoped for.


Why Haven’t the Protest Movements of Our Time Succeeded?

Vincent Bevins’ new book looks back over recent uprisings of our time and reviews what they accomplished—and what they didn’t.


The Hypocritical, Phony Outrage About Chinese Spying

If we are outraged by China’s spying against the U.S., then is it legitimate for the U.S. to spy on China? Or is espionage only objectionable when other countries do the same things we do already?


Biden Couldn’t Care Less About Human Rights

The Biden administration embraces dictators and barely pretends to care whether US-allied regimes respect basic freedoms.


Anti-Imperialism is Both Morally Correct and Absolutely Necessary for the Left

Foreign policy matters. When progressives neglect to take an anti-imperialist stance, it allows cynical charlatans like Donald Trump to outflank them and score easy political points.


Biden’s Provision of Cluster Bombs to Ukraine Is Illegal and Immoral

Where does this end? Instead of trying to facilitate a negotiated peace, the U.S. further escalates the war.


How the Kurds of Rojava Embraced Revolutionary New Ideas of Social Organization

Janet Biehl discusses the radical practice of decentralized democracy among the Kurds of Rojava.


The Worst Crime of the 21st Century

The United States’ destruction of Iraq remains the worst international crime of our time. Its perpetrators remain free and its horrors are buried.


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