New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia — and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem.
When our soldiers kill and die in wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore.
As the war on terror enters its 17th year, it’s clear that abuses of power by one administration lead to abuses by the next.
These children’s participation in ongoing atrocities represents an utter failure on the part of states and the international community to provide a minimum amount of stability and economic prosperity in precarious regions of the world.
Jeremy Scahill’s ‘Dirty Wars’ conveys the sinister, unaccountable, and deadly power concentrated in the halls of Washington that now threatens the planet.
Jon Letman interviews Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) about drones, U.S. militarism in Africa, and the portrayal of Muslims in the U.S. media.
The U.S. recognition of Somalia as a sovereign and equal partner entails new responsibilities for both parties.
Only a policy of sustained affirmative action can address ingrained gender imbalances in Somalia.
For the first time in years, Somalis are enjoying a renewed sense of hope and optimism
The bad dream unfolding in Mali is the consequence of the West’s scramble for resources in Africa, and the wages of sin from the recent Libyan war.
Vivid memories of “Black Hawk Down” mean attacks will be confined to air strikes.
Drones may seem like a way to wage war on the cheap, but the moral cost of this kind of warfare is too high.
The international community should accept that a centralized state structure cannot be reconstituted within the borders of what used to be Somalia.
As Somalia’s roadmap for stability encounters internal political hurdles, the upcoming British conference on Somalia might be the most realistic chance to eradicate extremism and keep the nation together.
The invasion of Somalia has spillover effects in Kenya.