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When Will the Dirty Wars End?

Jeremy Scahill’s ‘Dirty Wars’ conveys the sinister, unaccountable, and deadly power concentrated in the halls of Washington that now threatens the planet.

Key Fact Suppressed in the Israel-Turkey Reconciliation Story

It’s often forgotten that of the nine killed by Israeli commandos on the Mavi Marmara in 2010, one was an American citizen.

Equatorial Guinea Briefly Disappears Dissident

President Obiang only adds to its reputation as one of the world’s most corrupt, unjust nations.

Gaza Ahoy: Chronicling the Freedom Sailors

A new book tells the story of how the ships to Gaza movement was born.

Hillary Clinton in Laos, Where Our Past Lies Buried

Knowledge about matters such as the U.S. bombing of Laos is a maladaptive trait in her line of work.

History’s Greatest Terrorist: Harry Truman

The motives for dropping nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were political, the targets civilian — a textbook case of terrorism.

Bahrain: the Tear Gas Regime

Bahrain finds an off-label use for tear gas as chemical warfare.

Timing of Stop Kony Campaign Suspicious

In October, President Obama announced that he had authorized the deployment of about 100 American military advisers to help African nations stop Kony.

Divvying up South Sudan

Investors have already bought up a tenth of the land in the fledgling state of South Sudan.

Freedom Flotillas Will Sail Until Blockade of Gaza Is Lifted

Though Freedom Flotilla II was intercepted, it vows to regroup and fulfill its obligations to the besieged people of Gaza.

The Only Cargo on the Next Gaza Flotilla Is Our Letters

The author will shortly be setting sail on the next Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

Will Flotilla 13 Attack Freedom Flotilla 2?

Israel’s decision to deploy its version of the U.S. Navy Seals to interdict the Gaza flotilla was — and is — a recipe for disaster.

Pennsylvania Divests Itself of Companies Working With Iran, Sudan; Somehow Overlooks Israel

Pennsylvania divestment bills are unlikely to have much impact on Iran or Sudan, but they provide fodder for moral pieties by politicians.

Brazil’s First Female President Expected to Carry on Lula’s Work — for Better or Worse

The key to Brazil’s future lies in social movements not politics.

WikiLeaks: An Inventive New Threat to the Propaganda System (Part 2)

A comprehensive overview of reactions to WikiLeaks’ Iraq documents.

WikiLeaks: An Inventive New Threat to the Propaganda System (Part 1)

A comprehensive overview of reactions to WikiLeaks’ Iraq documents.

60 Second Expert: Sudan

Democracy promotion is not a top priority for the United States in Sudan.

Allergic to Dissent: Khartoum and Washington

To effectively advocate for the people of Sudan, we must first understand that Bashir’s open disdain for democracy in the region is amply matched by Washington’s.

Postcard From…Khartoum

Even in the midst of war and international isolation, the capital of Sudan is booming.

Strategic Dialogue: Responsibility to Protect

In response to genocide and ethnic cleansing, the UN has adopted a new doctrine called the Responsibility to Protect. Are we finally going to say “never again” or is it just “more of the same”?

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