Let’s say the U.S. actually curbed its military adventurism, reeled in the Pentagon budget, and closed its global network of bases. Then what?
The quintessentially American urge “to boldly go,” regardless of consequence, has gotten humanity into a heap of trouble.
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of “Who’s your favorite dictator?”
A weekly roundup of what IPS personalities are talking about.
Humanitarian intervention has proven to be an even more valuable propaganda tool than the “war on terror.”
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.
The peace movement needs to make it clear not only what we are against, but what we are for.
The U.S. war in Iraq may be over, but we owe an apology to all those who suffered from the war.
The Cuban missile crisis was started by imperial jockeying and resolved by genuine diplomacy.
Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth exposes the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda and Uganda have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. The film locates the Congo crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The film is a call to conscience and action.