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The Negotiation Option with North Korea

14 February 2017 - 10:39am
Exclusive: North Korea has learned the lesson that surrendering WMD is a recipe for U.S. invasion and murder of the leader – see Iraq and Libya – but negotiations to limit risks of another war remain an option, says Jonathan…

A Documentary You’ll Likely Never See

13 February 2017 - 10:02pm
Exclusive: Ukraine on Fire, a new documentary about the Ukraine crisis, might change how people in the West perceive the conflict, but it’s unlikely to get much distribution since it contests the prevailing narrative, writes James DiEugenio. By James DiEugenio…

How Israel Out-Foxed US Presidents

12 February 2017 - 1:20pm
From the Archive: President Trump hosts Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu this week with the new U.S. administration expected to fall in line as so many “out-foxed” predecessors have, as Morgan Strong described in 2010. By Morgan Strong (Originally published May…

Amnesty International Stokes Syrian War

11 February 2017 - 3:55pm
The West’s vast propaganda machine has pulled in many formerly respectable groups, such as Amnesty International, which just released a dubious “human rights” report aimed at stoking the war in Syria, reports Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling Amnesty International (AI)…

Deciphering Trump’s Opaque Foreign Policy

11 February 2017 - 12:46pm
President Trump has set loose several competing – and contradictory – strands of foreign policy with the big question now whether he can avoid tripping himself up, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke It is now a commonplace…

The Neocons’ Back-Door to Trump

10 February 2017 - 6:26pm
Exclusive: By enforcing a “group think” calling Iran the chief sponsor of terrorism, Official Washington’s neocons are maneuvering the Trump administration into conforming with Israeli (and Saudi) desires, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry President Trump’s foreign policy is sliding toward…

Trump’s Foreign Policy at a Crossroads

9 February 2017 - 4:30pm
Exclusive: Recent U.S. foreign policy – driven by neocons and liberal hawks – has spread chaos and death around the globe. But can “crazy” Donald Trump bring sanity to how the U.S. approaches the world, asks Robert Parry. By Robert…

Trump Confronts New McCarthyism

9 February 2017 - 8:57am
President Trump has hit back forcefully against the New McCarthyism, including a stunning rebuke of Sen. John McCain for fanning a New Cold War with Russia and risking World War III, writes Gilbert Doctorow. By Gilbert Doctorow The original McCarthyism…

Trump’s ‘Great Wall’ and the ‘Drug War’

8 February 2017 - 1:19pm
Exclusive: The argument for President Trump’s “Great Wall” across the U.S. southern border would be severely undercut if America expanded legalization of personal drug use, reports Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Attention deficit disorder isn’t usually a welcome presidential attribute,…

A Deadly Legacy: CIA’s Covert Laos War

8 February 2017 - 11:10am
Exclusive: The CIA’s covert war in Laos – in the 1950-60’s – has remained a model for U.S. proxy wars through today’s “war on terror,” but the forgotten lesson was the conflict’s destructive failure, recalls war correspondent Don North. By…

Castigating Trump for Truth-Telling

7 February 2017 - 12:36pm
Exclusive: President Trump says much that is untrue, but he draws some of Official Washington’s greatest opprobrium when he speaks the truth, such as noting that senior U.S. officials have done a lot of killing, writes Robert Parry. By Robert…

America’s Lost Tradition on Non-Intervention

7 February 2017 - 12:22pm
By implicitly criticizing U.S. interventionism, President Trump’s inaugural speech drew denunciations from the Washington establishment as a dangerous deviation, but his message actually fit with U.S. traditions, says Ivan Eland. By Ivan Eland Although the media trashed Donald Trump’s inaugural…

What Trump’s ‘Great Wall’ Misses

6 February 2017 - 3:55pm
President Trump’s “Great Wall” ignores a key reason why desperate Mexicans and Central Americans flee north – the history of U.S. military and economic intervention that has created poverty and repression, notes William Blum. By William Blum Instead of building…

Latino Fear from Trump’s Bluster

6 February 2017 - 3:48pm
President Trump’s harsh rhetoric toward undocumented immigrants is spreading fear in immigrant communities, even among people who are in the U.S. legally, a California state senator tells Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein California State Sen. Ben Hueso, whose…

How US Believes Impossible Things

5 February 2017 - 2:42pm
Over many decades, the U.S. establishment has become practiced at putting out claims that are completely false or that leave out key details to mislead the public, but now come complaints about “fake news,” observes William Blum. By William Blum…

Steering Trump Back to Endless War

4 February 2017 - 3:05pm
Exclusive: President Trump’s chaotic first two weeks have seen senior aides reverse his most promising plans for restoring realism to U.S. foreign policy, especially regarding Russia and the Mideast, reports Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Well, that didn’t take long,…

Trump Schooled on Separation of Powers

4 February 2017 - 11:42am
President Trump is getting a crash course on the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers as federal courts knock down his temporary immigration ban aimed at seven mostly Muslim countries, reports Marjorie Cohn. By Marjorie Cohn On Jan. 27, President Trump…

The Double Standard on Yemen’s Suffering

4 February 2017 - 11:01am
The Trump administration condemns Iran as somehow responsible for a Yemeni rebel group’s attack on a Saudi warship, but ignores the Saudi-inflicted bloodbath on the Yemeni people, as Gareth Porter explained to Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein The…

Trump Bends to Neocon Pressures

3 February 2017 - 1:47pm
Exclusive: President Trump’s calls for reorienting American foreign policy look to be disintegrating in his first two weeks in office as he embraces the neoconservative hostilities toward Iran and Russia, as Andrew Spannaus notes. By Andrew Spannaus The Trump Administration’s…

A Reprise of the Iraq-WMD Fiasco?

3 February 2017 - 11:08am
Exclusive: Official Washington’s new “group think” – accepting evidence-free charges that Russia “hacked the U.S. election” – has troubling parallels to the Iraq-WMD certainty, often from the same people, writes James W Carden. By James W Carden The controversy over…

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