Author Tour Continues: Splinterlands

Author Tour Continues: Splinterlands

Meet the author, John Feffer for a talk and signing of his new dystopian novel Splinterlands: The Great Global Unraveling, 2018-2050. Part Field Notes from a Catastrophe, part 1984, part World War Z, John Feffer’s striking new novel takes us deep into the battered,...
America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

The 2016 election and its terrifying aftermath have pulled millions of Americans into a maelstrom of racism, xenophobia, anti-immigrant hysteria, and Islamophobia, which simultaneously reflects and prepares the ground for an even more militarized,...
Trump is Frighteningly Predictable

Trump is Frighteningly Predictable

Shortly after taking office in 1969, President Richard Nixon devised his “madman theory.” It was the height of the Vietnam War, and Nixon believed that he could end the conflict. It just required a bit of unpredictability. “I want the North Vietnamese to believe I’ve...
Trump’s Pick for UN Ambassador Has Zero Foreign Policy Experience

Trump’s Pick for UN Ambassador Has Zero Foreign Policy Experience

Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley “Has absolutely zero foreign policy experience,” Phyllis Bennis told Real News Network. “No diplomatic experience that we know of.” This makes it very hard to know exactly how...
Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

Hillary Clinton: A Hawk in the Wings

When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in Iraq and toward the “good war” in Afghanistan. This commitment to extricate the U.S. military from the dismal aftermath of a botched...
Lacking a Real Foreign Policy Strategy, Trump Would Turn to War

Lacking a Real Foreign Policy Strategy, Trump Would Turn to War

There’s a certain kind of danger that comes with a presidential candidate who has made a commitment ahead of time to focus on war. But there is a another type of danger that comes from a candidate who is so vague about his foreign policy, that he himself...
What a Sanders Foreign Policy Doctrine Could Look Like

What a Sanders Foreign Policy Doctrine Could Look Like

Lots of people—supporters and opponents alike—are asking what a Bernie Sanders foreign policy doctrine would look like. Beyond a few specific references and the important reminder that he, unlike Hillary Clinton, opposed the Iraq War, he’s tended to redirect questions...
Can Sanders Distinguish Himself From Clinton on Foreign Policy?

Can Sanders Distinguish Himself From Clinton on Foreign Policy?

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has distinguished himself from his party rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to domestic economic issues, but when it comes to foreign policy that distinction is a bit more vague. Referring to his “no” vote...
Latest Agreement in Syria Could Lead to Further Escalation

Latest Agreement in Syria Could Lead to Further Escalation

International powers involved in the Syrian war agreed to next week implement what is being described as a ceasefire. Peace talks remain stalled for the time being, and meanwhile the Saudi and the United Arab Emirates are proposing troop deployments into Syria with...
The War Machine

The War Machine

IPS’s Peter Certo, editor for Foreign Policy in Focus, discusses the role of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, the U.S. establishment press, the war machine, Islamophobia, and the Syrian refugee crisis on Telesur’s Interviews from Washington, DC. Watch...