Trump, Clinton, Sanders, and the Future of U.S. Wars

Trump, Clinton, Sanders, and the Future of U.S. Wars

Stop the War Coalition invites writer, activist, and IPS expert Phyllis Bennis and renowned film-maker Amir Amirani to discuss the prospects for U.S. foreign policy and the U.S. war agenda in light of the astonishing presidential primaries. Prospects for the U.S....
Who is responsible for the crisis in Syria and Iraq?

Who is responsible for the crisis in Syria and Iraq?

Via Edward Briody: The U.S. has involved itself endlessly in the affairs of Middle Eastern countries. Major interests include oil, military bases, sale of weapons, propping up friendly Governments, and limiting Russian influence. But just as the Russians provoked a...
What is ISIS?

What is ISIS?

Confused about ISIS and their origin and proliferation? Then you should attend this informative discussion on the current situation in Iraq and Syria: What is ISIS? Why does U.S. bombing in Iraq and potentially in Syria threaten to make ISIS even stronger, just the...

U.S. on a Pedestal of Nuclear Immorality

30-plus years ago Iranian zealots grabbed some CIA and Embassy folk in Teheran and held them hostage, and then let them go, and Reagan took credit. But before we plunge into military conflict with Iran, as Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu extols, the press might...
The Right Path for Washington in Syria

The Right Path for Washington in Syria

The Syrian conflict continued to boil – or boil over – when Syrian troops fired across the Turkish border on April 9, apparently killing either fleeing refugees or armed combatants. However, despite continued words of caution from the Pentagon and White...

Saul Landau on U.S.-Aided Anti-Castro Militants and the Cuban Five

Landau discussed the history of the Cuban Five and U.S. support for a group of anti-Castro militants who have been behind the bombing of airplanes, the blowing up of hotels and assassinations. Today they are allowed to live freely in the United States. “What did...
Film: Apocalypse Africa: Made In America

Film: Apocalypse Africa: Made In America

On April 15, 1958, in the city of Accra, Ghana, African leaders and political activists gathered at the first Conference of Independent African States. The Conference was attended by representatives of the governments of Egypt (at the time a constituent part of the...
Morals in the Age of One Superpower

Morals in the Age of One Superpower

Interjecting the consideration of moral values into foreign policy decisions is, unfortunately, often ridiculed by the political establishment of Republicans and Democrats in the United States. For instance, one supporter of Bill Clinton in 1992, Michael Mandelbaum,...

US Farm Bill 2012: Policy & Potential

The Global Environmental Politics program invites you to join the conversation on the upcoming U.S. Farm Bill 2012. This daylong symposium explores the vast national and international implications of this policy – and its potential for cultivating socially just...

Our Iran Policy on the Couch

While war may seem like an instrument of foreign policy to the world of international relations, to many of us, except when our soil is threatened, it’s simply evidence of deep-seated pathology. Any international affairs authority who acknowledges that would...

Crusade 2.0: The Rise of Islamophobia

What’s behind the recent surge in anti-Islamic sentiment in the United States and Europe? John Feffer, author of a new book on the subject, looks at the three unfinished wars of the West against Islam and how they shape current public opinion in this class for...