After eight years of deafness, the White House is now listening. When it comes to Afghanistan, we just have to speak a little louder.
Will Obama’s multilateral resolve turn to stone or will his administration truly remap U.S. global relations?
The problem isn’t just with China. Even after the election of Barack Obama, many are left wondering: What’s the matter with us?
Why are more than a dozen of the world’s navies converging on Somalia to battle pirates there instead of sailing into New York to capture the Wall Street pirates?
Even if Obama holds to his word on torture, closes Guantánamo within the year, applies the same yardstick to detainees at Bagram and in Iraq, and eliminates the Clinton-era policy on extraordinary rendition, the death of the “global war on terror,” as Mark Twain once said of his own prematurely published obituary, is greatly exaggerated.
The NewsHour online edition hosts a debate on Obama’s foreign policy appointees and the challenges facing the new administration
The end of the Bush administration makes real change — ending wars — possible, but only if we fight for it.
McCain and Palin shout triumphantly, “We’re winning the war in Iraq.” Such rhetoric collides painfully with reality.
The agreement now being negotiated would continue the U.S. occupation for years, but is likely to fail.
The Bush administration will forever be remembered as “the administration that tortured.”
Palin and Biden both uttered an alarming number of false and misleading statements.
Over 4,000,000 Iraqi people displaced as a result of the war, is the largest number of refugees worldwide after Palestine. Between Iraq and Afghanistan, there are 1.6 million U.S. troops (young people) fighting the Bush Administration’s "wars on terror," all subject to PTSD, maiming, and death. Join SALSA for a critical examination of what has happened since the 30,000-troop surge in Iraq just over a year ago with Phyllis Bennis and Farrah Hassen of the Institute for Policy Studies. Their talk will be preceded by a screening of the award-winning news program Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
Obama’s choice of Biden as running mate repudiates his anti-war supporters.
Europe and the U.S. should back the beleaguered Turkish government because of the role a democratic Turkey can play in both stabilizing and liberalizing the Middle East.
UFPJ Talking Points #60: Talks, at least about talking, take hold.