Reading Time: 4 minutes Donald Trump has joined a long list of US presidents who have used warfare to distract from domestic problems.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Scilla Elworthy introduces her business approach to peace and explains how female intelligence is key to a world without war.
Reading Time: 19 minutes The extraordinary, yet somewhat predictable, story of how the Iraqi people lost out as their country’s oil wealth was squandered as a result of corruption, deceit, political infighting, Western meddling and tribal conflicts.
Reading Time: 2 minutes In a lightning advance, Iraqi forces captured the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces on Monday, sending thousands of civilians fleeing.The fighting between two US-trained and -equipped forces that have been central to the war against the Islamic State was a slap in the face to US foreign policy. US-supplied Iraqi tank knocks over Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes US leaders love to proclaim their full-throated support for the troops. Yet these same leaders never seem to miss an opportunity to send them to defend “American values” where they are not under attack. The toll on the lives of these young men and women and their families is devastating.
Reading Time: 2 minutes How are you celebrating the tenth anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s death? There are plenty of reasons not to be smug about it. Because this “accomplishment” set a pattern for a continuing series of bloody disasters.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has been warning for years that the multi-billion dollar rebuilding effort by the US was awash in waste, fraud and corruption that has helped the Taliban thrive. Why is this kind of issue not at the heart of the 2016 presidential debate?
Reading Time: 3 minutes The 9/11 attacks triggered a series of events that ended up killing, wounding and displacing hundreds of thousands, cost trillions of dollars, eroded civil liberties, diminished the US’s standing abroad and created a new generation of terrorists.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A secret email of a White House memo found on Hillary Clinton’s private server, reveals that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was ready to back a US-led invasion of Iraq long before previously known. What that memo, or stories about it, don’t reveal is … why. Why were Bush and Blair champing at the bit to start a war and accept the inevitable carnage? It wasn’t all about business — but then it mostly was.
Reading Time: 13 minutes The multi-state military drill known as Jade Helm has provoked a fierce debate. Is it much ado about nothing—or, as some claim, an effort to desensitize the public toward martial law? WhoWhatWhy takes a look.