In the Dragons Lair

Although the United States closed its bases in the Philippines in 1991, it has nevertheless managed to deepen its military presence and intervention in the islands.

Is China a Threat?

When it comes to the putative Chinese military threat, the numbers simply don’t add up.

Chomsky on World Ownership

The United States thinks it owns the world, says Noam Chomsky, and that explains so much of its foreign policy.

Players and Plays at Bali

Bush still balks on global warming, Australia changes its tune, and activists insist on climate justice.

Empire and Nuclear Weapons

Empire and Nuclear Weapons

The United States has used its nuclear weapons in many ways. Like cannibalism and slavery, however, nuclear weapons can be abolished.

Engaging Syria: We’d Be Crazy Not To

Some suggest we’d be crazy to negotiate with people like Ahmadinejad and Assad. But with the specter of WWW III on the horizon, we’d be crazy not to.

Burning the Ships? Iran and the United States

Burning the Ships? Iran and the United States

America is forcing Iran into a corner, from which it is only likely to emerge armed with a nuclear warhead — turning what is considered by many a nightmare scenario into a reality.

Bazaar-o World

Name the country in the Middle East that is most anti-American. Egypt? Palestine? Lebanon? Try again. Try instead our key NATO ally, the third largest recipient of U.S. military aid, and one of the countries in line for membership in the European Union.