The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

Appealing to jingoism is certainly easier than prompting national introspection, but is priming an audience for blood what we call art today?

“Argo” and Hollywood’s Muslim Problem

While well-intentioned, “Argo” falls into the common Hollywood trap of making Muslims into a monolithic Green Menace.

Down with Drone War Silence

A hole in the ground, stained in blood, where a family once lived peacefully–is this to be the calling card of America’s counterterrorism campaign in Pakistan?

Pepsi, Pot, Porn…and Politics

The false contradictions of bin Laden’s life on the run.

Democracy Doesn’t Equal Instability

As the current revolts in the Middle East demonstrate, the democracy-versus-stability debate rests on a false dichotomy.

Blackwater: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

The Obama administration continues to award contracts to the private military contractor Blackwater/Xe, despite its seriously troubled history.

Prolonging the Gaza Failure

The blockade of Gaza has not achieved its goal of removing Hamas from power or moderating its positions. The power of Hamas has only become more entrenched.

Coverups in Afghanistan

The Pentagon’s slow response to civilian deaths and subsequent cover-ups points to a much deeper problem in U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

Fort Hood: The War at Home

The tragic effects of the policies that motivate those abroad to attack U.S. soldiers have finally hit home in a direct and devastating way.

Strategic Dialogue: Counterterrorism in South Asia

Fouad Pervez and Sharad Joshi argue over the best way to move forward with U.S.-Pakistan relations.

A Better Alliance with Pakistan

The United States has to abandon its military approach to fighting terrorism and turn Pakistan into a true ally.

The Real Crisis in Pakistan

Hint: It’s not religious extremists.

    The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

    Truthout | February 28, 2013

    The Banal Militarism of Hollywood

    AlterNet | February 27, 2013

    Down with Drone War Silence | November 24, 2012

    Down with Drone War Silence

    Common Dreams | November 21, 2012

    Pepsi, Pot, Porn…and Politics

    Truthout | June 11, 2011

    Pepsi, Pot, Porn…and Politics

    Eurasia Review | June 8, 2011

    Blackwater: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

    The Eurasia Review | August 9, 2010

    Coverups in Afghanistan

    Common Dreams | May 2, 2010