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The Wrong Diagnosis on Defense

by William D. Hartung

US News & World Report, September 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, September 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 »

US Arms Transfers to the UAE and the War In Yemen

by William D. Hartung

September 2017 | Report

The central role of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the war in Yemen has yet to receive the attention it deserves... Read More »

Five dangers of giving the Commerce Department oversight of firearms exports

by Rachel Stohl, Colby Goodman

Defense News, September 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, September 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 , September 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, September 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, September 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, September 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 »

Chocolate's Dark Secrets

by Glenn Hurowitz

September 2017 | Report

A new investigation by Mighty Earth, “Chocolate’s Dark Secret,” finds that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s, Godiva, and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The countries are the world’s two largest cocoa producers... Read More »

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