Recent Publications & Commentary

What Obama Should Have Said: Alternatives to Another War

by Stephen Miles

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

While the professional punditry has busied itself debating just how many bombs should fall and where, we should be asking ourselves, is American military force really the smartest way to address the threat we face from ISIS? The clear answer is no.... Read More »

We Already Have Boots on the Ground in Iraq

by William D. Hartung

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

Carrying out the president's new strategy of "destroying" ISIS could mean thousands of more boots on the ground... Read More »

Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

As long as the United States is shackled with the debilitating psychosis of 9/11 and the resultant moral weakness of our elected officials, the Middle East will be full of targets for our bombs, Iraqi and Syrian mothers and fathers will raise children destined to kill and be killed, jihadist narratives of Crusaders will be validated, and our perpetual war will be as boundless as our shame... Read More »

The Beheadings Are Bait

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

The U.S. would be playing directly into the hands of the Islamic State, driving more and more men to join their cause, by escalating militarily in the region... Read More »

Global Crises Don't Justify More Pentagon Spending

by William D. Hartung

McClatchy-Tribune News Service, September 2014 | Article

Hawks in Congress and the think tank world are using the current crises in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine to press for higher Pentagon spending. Their arguments don't stand up to scrutiny.... Read More »