What the civil war in Syria and the Arab Spring have exposed is that the massive political and social transformation and real regime change underway is led by the people themselves, largely without military force and certainly with no role for the United States. U.S. military involvement serves only to escalate the destruction.
Join us for a remarkable panel discussion on the impact and future of the small arms trade in Africa.
Join the report editor John Collins and drug policy expert Coletta Youngers for the Washington DC Report Launch followed by an audience discussion of the international drug control system.
The U.S. war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology to all those who suffered from the war.
Appealing to jingoism is certainly easier than prompting national introspection, but is priming an audience for blood what we call art today?
On Obama’s second inauguration, let’s challenge our society to look at how well we are addressing the “giant triplets” of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.
Africa is wealthy in oil, gas, iron, aluminum and rare metals.
As long as it’s fought by other people on someone else’s soil, Americans can live with perpetual conflict.
When one country polices the world, who polices the police?
The Pakistani government loudly protests that many of the casualties of drone strikes are civilian.
“Democracy and god have failed”— captures the spirit of this provocative collection of essays. Arguing that the religion must be used for the expansion of democracy, Gods, Gays, and Guns takes up the topics of gay marriage, economic justice, and social movements. Written in the Parisian cafes, London’s ghetto, and the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake and post-Katrina New Orleans, Gods, Gays, andGuns is a spiritual tour-de-force— revealing a crisis of faith in religion and democracy. With an unflinching pen, Rev. Sekou challenges the reader to rethink the meaning of the role of religion in our global democracy.
Wars of conquest are most popular if they can be made to appear tidy, safe, just, and relatively cost-free.
Running the world is a lot of work.
The annals of national security are replete with retired generals expressing second thoughts about how militarized the United States has become.
If weapons orders get diverted, so do campaign contributions.