Six Global Issues The Foreign Policy Debates Won’t Touch
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
Jon Stewart, the premier political satirist of his generation, is one of a kind. Or is he?
Take Part in the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, April 12
We can all participate in the first Global Day of Action on Military Spending.
People’s Voices: Challenging the G20’s Agenda of Corporate Globalization, September 2009
Research shows the G-20 needs to shift priorities.
Pacific Freeze: Call to Action
How can we tackle the global military industrial complex? Here’s a place to begin.
FPIF In the News
Foreign Policy In Focus The Lehrer News Hour (November 13) and National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation (November 19) talked with FPIF columnist Zia Mian about Pakistan and nuclear weapons.
Just Security: Misconceptions and Recommendations
Security is not just about the military. When we speak of security, we are talking about freedom from military conflicts and terrorist attacks. But we also believe that security involves access to sufficient food and shelter, good health care and good jobs, a clean environment and well-functioning, accountable political structures.
KQED Forum: Iraqi Elections
Four experts from across the political spectrum debate the meaning of the results of the elections and the future of Iraq and U.S. military involvement there.
Israeli Human Rights Abuses and the U.S. Attack on the United Nations and the NGO Community
The Bush administration, like its predecessors, has frequently taken advantage of the idealism and values of the U.S. citizenry to justify foreign policies that most Americans would otherwise find morally unacceptable.
Phoenix Rising? Will the Bush Administration’s Actions Move Aceh Toward Peace or a Continued Descent Into Destruction?
Aceh, so long isolated from international view by the Indonesian government and military, is now??tragically??at the center of world attention.
Bush Administration Disasters Depicted as Triumphs
Even putting aside the many important legal and moral questions about the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq, it has been a disaster even on practical terms.
Noble Rhetoric Supports Democracy While Ignoble Policies Support Repression
President George W. Bush’s November 6 speech before the National Endowment for Democracy emphasizing the need for greater democracy and freedom in the Arab world, while containing a number of positive aspects, was nevertheless very misleading and all-too characteristic of the longstanding contradictory messages that have plagued U.S. policy in the Middle East.
The Proliferation Security Initiative: A Challenge Too Narrow
Look for the Bush administration to push its “Proliferation Security Initiative” (PSI) during the president’s October trip to Asia.
Jakarta Peace Consensus Update: Where is the Antiwar Movement?
In the four months since U.S. President George W. Bush triumphantly declared the end of “major hostilities” in Iraq, the occupation has become ever more untenable and no less illegal by the day. Where are the members of the global antiwar movement?
The War In Iraq Is Not Over and Neither Are The Lies To Justify It
President George W. Bush’s nationally broadcast speech Sunday evening once again was designed to mislead Congress and the American public into supporting his administration’s policies in Iraq.
Liberia: Beyond the Troops-No-Troops Debate
Fueled by media images of carnage and desperation, a debate has been begun regarding a possible U.S. role in Liberia, but so far it has been all troops or no troops, without adequate attention to the big picture.
Iraq: Descending into the Quagmire
The Bush administration seems headed toward committing the same mistakes of its Vietnam-era predecessors–plus a number of its own.
Post-Saddam Iraq: Linchpin of a New Oil Order
Only in the most direct sense is the Bush administration’s Iraq policy directed against Saddam Hussein.
Trading Liberty for Security after September 11
What we have done since September 11 is not to make the hard choice of choosing which of our liberties we are willing to forego, but rather to sacrifice their libertiesthose of immigrants, and especially of Arab and Muslim immigrantsfor the purported security of the rest of us.
Nuclear War in South Asia
There is reason to believe nuclear capability may make the chances of war worse in South Asia.