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The Wrong Diagnosis on Defense

by William D. Hartung

US News & World Report, Sep-29-2017 |

Contrary to the rhetoric emanating from Capitol Hill, the Pentagon is not underfunded, and a lack of funds is not what has caused recent, tragic accidents that have cost the lives of U.S. military personnel... Read More »

U.S. Arms and Training Fuel UAE’s War in Yemen

by William D. Hartung

LobeLog, Sep-29-2017 |

Discussions about the war in Yemen in the media and on Capitol Hill generally focus on the role of the Saudi-led bombing campaign, which has killed thousands of civilians while targeting hospitals, marketplaces, and even a funeral... Read More »

Five dangers of giving the Commerce Department oversight of firearms exports

by Rachel Stohl, Colby Goodman

Defense News, Sep-25-2017 |

U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Buy American” agenda is taking a potentially deadly turn, with the administration expected to issue new regulations that would make it easier for U.S. firearms and related ammunition to reach terrorists, criminal organizations and corrupt and abusive foreign security forces... Read More »

Time to Restore Diplomacy

by Salih Booker

NY Times, Sep-24-2017 |

In addition to protecting essential funding, we need a new paradigm that restores diplomacy to its rightful place as the primary instrument in a foreign policy that has been far too focused on seeking military solutions to complex security problems, and without success... Read More »

Bernie Sanders Just Gave the Progressive Foreign-Policy Speech We’ve Been Waiting For

by Stephen Miles

the Nation , Sep-21-2017 |

The senator powerfully linked domestic and foreign policy in the context of massive global inequality.... Read More »

Trump's UN speech is Bush's 'axis of evil' on steroids

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Sep-20-2017 |

When U.S. presidents blame all the world’s troubles on a handful of “rogue” regimes, bad things happen... Read More »

Statement from CREDO, MoveOn, and Win Without War on Donald Trump’s Latest Comments about North Korea

by Win Without War

Common Dreams, Sep-19-2017 |

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly today – and in particular, his remarks about North Korea – was nothing short of a complete failure of American leadership... Read More »

Loving USAID to Death

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, Sep-18-2017 |

For those who recall the relentless attacks on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the recent outpouring of support for the institution and its mission is simply stunning... Read More »

The Divine in the Resistance

by Matthew Hoh

Common Dreams, Sep-12-2017 |

The fight to end racism, greed and militarism that foster America’s wars at home and abroad... Read More »

Burning Paradise: One Year Later

by Glenn Hurowitz

YouTube, Sep-06-2017 | Video

This week marks one year since we launched our “Burning Paradise” report to kick off the Korindo campaign... Read More »

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