Tagged: U.S. military aid
Aid to Israel dodges the austerity bullet.
At a time of severe economic crisis, nearly one-fifth of the House of Representatives is going on a junket to Israel this summer.
Democratic protests have nearly dislodged the autocratic leader of Yemen, yet the Obama administration has yet to commit fully to a post-Saleh era.
For nearly 40 years, a civil war involving Muslim rebels and clan politics has raged in the southern Philippines.
Just how American bullets make their way into Bahraini guns, into weapons used by troops suppressing pro-democracy protesters, opens a wider window into the shadowy relationships between the Pentagon and a number of autocratic states in the Arab world.
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."
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.
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?
The U.S. treatment of Haiti is, unfortunately, nothing new.
Gaza is now synonymous with carnage, rising death tolls, destroyed schools, and city streets slick with blood.