Tagged: U.S. military aid

Robbing Peter to Pay Israel

At a time of severe economic crisis, nearly one-fifth of the House of Representatives is going on a junket to Israel this summer.

Yemen on the Edge

Democratic protests have nearly dislodged the autocratic leader of Yemen, yet the Obama administration has yet to commit fully to a post-Saleh era.

Letter from Maguindanao

For nearly 40 years, a civil war involving Muslim rebels and clan politics has raged in the southern Philippines.

The Coming Global Food Fight

As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster - and lead the way to "food democracy."

U.S. Military Aid Far Outpaces Democracy Assistance

Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalisation and human rights in the region.

Why the U.S. Won’t Cut Ties With Israel

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak was in Washington -- again -- last week, but Israel's top diplomat, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, is nowhere to be seen. What's up with that?

Gaza Under Siege

Gaza is now synonymous with carnage, rising death tolls, destroyed schools, and city streets slick with blood.
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