Tagged: Petropolitics

Pentagon Moving Swiftly to Become “Globocop”

Much like its successful military campaign in Iraq, the Pentagon is moving at breakneck speed to redeploy U.S. forces and equipment around the world in ways that will permit Washington to play "Globocop," according to a number of statements by top officia

U.S. Weapons Aid Repression in Aceh

Given the central role of U.S. weapons in this new round of government sanctioned killing, weapons that Indonesia has paid for already, how can the Bush administration wield its influence to demand more from our ally than "transparent" indiscriminate kill

Departure of Key Aide Marks New Powell Setback

The announcement on June 5 that the State Department's director for policy planning, Richard Haass, is leaving to become the next president of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, marks the latest sign of the eclipse of Secretary of State Coli

Recycling Wars

Congress is set to give the Pentagon more than $400 billion to spend on war preparations and now, it seems, on the "non-wars."

The Need for UN Police

The aftermath of the Iraq War has shown us that good soldiers are not always good cops.

Credibility Gap over Iraq WMD Looms Larger

Arguments over what the administration knew about weapons of mass destruction and when it knew it--to paraphrase the famous Watergate questions--are now claiming the limelight, to the administration's clear discomfort.

Iraq: The Challenge of Humanitarian Response

To be successful, humanitarian organizations providing aid to Iraq must struggle to establish a humanitarian/reconstruction agenda with some degree of autonomy from military occupation plans.

A Threadbare Emperor

Like Caesar, Bush expects others to show due respect for the global hegemon, suggesting, for example, that he was ready to forgive if not quite forget those, like French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who doubted his wis
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