Frida Berrigan serves on the Board of the War Resisters League and is a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus.


The Empty Promise of Global Missile Defense

The Bush administration has been widely criticized worldwide for its go-it-alone foreign policy. But in one area the administration is enthusiastically embracing multilateralism, along with the Pentagon and U.S. defense corporations is missile defense..

Heavy Words or Heavy Actions: Stop U.S. Weapons Sales to Israel

Freezing military aid to Israel would send a message that committing human rights violations is unacceptable.

Nuke Truths — U.S. Helped Create South Asian Standoff

The United States’ actions speak louder than words for Indian and Pakistani leaders.

Washington Is Ignoring Human Rights Abuses: The Indonesia Case

When U.S. and Indonesian officials met in Jakarta in late April to discuss resumption of military cooperation, it should have caused alarm bells to ring all over Washington.

U.S. Arms Transfers and Security Assistance to Israel

U.S. press coverage of Israeli attacks on the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian towns on the West Bank often treat the U.S. government as either an innocent bystander or an honest broker in the current conflict, often without giving a full sense of th

War on Terror Expands at Expense of Human Rights, Future Stability

In a speech marking the 6-month anniversary of September 11th, President George Bush envisioned a “peaceful world beyond terror” where “disputes can be settled within the bounds of reason and good will and mutual security.”

The “Ugly American Problem” in Colombia

President Bush worries that the “United States might become militarily engaged” in Colombia. It’s a little late for that.

Foreign Policy in Focus

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    Enough Already: Close Gitmo

    The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times | January 8, 2011

    Enough Already: Close Gitmo

    Common Dreams | January 3, 2011

    Enough Already: Close Gitmo

    Truthout | January 3, 2011

    Trapped by Guantanamo

    Common Dreams | November 23, 2010