When our soldiers kill and die in wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore.
Five years after the Arab Spring began, four experts debate a pressing question that remains unsettled on the left.
The crisis of people-trafficking and sexual exploitation in Northeast Asia is not a nationalist issue; it is a gender issue.
The peace movement needs to make it clear not only what we are against, but what we are for.
Even a conservative estimate of the true costs of garrisoning the globe comes to an annual total of about $170 billion–or maybe even more.
Barack Obama is a smart guy. So why has he spent the last four years executing such a dumb foreign policy?
Running the world is a lot of work.
The words of IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis following the attacks of September 11th still resonate today, as we examine not only the attacks from al-Qaeda, but the decision by the U.S. to attack Afghanistan less than a month later.
For now at least, the United States of America rules the Earth militarily.
Humanitarian intervention in Libya and elsewhere has led to an intensification of human rights violations, the erosion of the UN’s authority, and the expansion of the reach of great powers.
The Arab world plays dominoes with empire.
In the last year of Chalmers Johnson’s life, the deficit hawks’ bluff got called.
In the wake of Chalmers Johnson’s passing, we must carry on his crusade to dismantle the American empire.
The United States has gone beyond imperial overstretch, and the result will be self-defeating.
China makes the perfect Cold War villain: communist, aloofly “self-interested,” and rapidly expanding an economic empire. Let’s hope America and China can keep the war cold in what is becoming a heated economic battle for control of Africa.