U.S. foreign policy

Feb 16, 2012

Who wants to intervene in Syria?

Immanuel Wallerstein
Bachar al-Assad has risen to the heights of being one of the least popular men in the world. So why is there no outside intervention to force his removal from office?
Jan 4, 2012

U.S.-Pakistan relations strained to breaking point

It's been a troubled year for the alliance between the United States and Pakistan. In the most recent incident, NATO helicopter gunships killed 24 Pakistani border guards near the Afghan border.
Nov 25, 2011

Living with a nuclear Iran

Gerry Caplan
It is deeply regrettable that Iran may one day join the not-so-exclusive club of nations that possess nuclear weapons. But I don't see how the world convinces Iran it's not entitled to such weapons.
Oct 14, 2011

U.S. Special Operations Forces expanding rapidly

U.S. Special Forces have assumed mythic proportions in the media and popular culture. Yet they are viewed less positively within the military because they operate outside of the chain of command.
Jul 6, 2011

How Wikileaks has changed the world

Last Saturday, Julian Assange made his way by train from house arrest in Norfolk to join me and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek for a public conversation about Wikileaks.
Apr 15, 2011

What is the point in burning a book?

Those who follow the international news will know that the nutcase pastor down in Florida burned a copy of the Koran. One cannot help but wonder at the stupidity of all of this.
Feb 9, 2011

Egypt's youth driving the revolution

Tahrir, which means "liberation" in Arabic, is the heart and soul of the pro-democracy movement in Egypt, but it is not the only place where spirited, defiant people gather.


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