USA

  • Why Tehran doesn’t talk to Washington?

    Why Tehran doesn’t talk to Washington?

    Dec 10, 2019 20:00

    The US president, Donald Trump, who during his presidential campaign more or less promised a non-interventionist foreign policy, continues to repeat the anti-Iran rhetoric, promoted by war capital Washington and his cabinet members, accusing Tehran of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the West Asia- North Africa region.

  • Impeachment of Trump appears inevitable in the House

    Impeachment of Trump appears inevitable in the House

    Dec 10, 2019 19:22

    The House Judiciary Majority appeared to telegraph its articles of impeachment by walking the Democratic witnesses through a series of high crimes, and asking if Trump committed them: abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice. Later reporting by CNN appears to confirm these are precisely the articles Democrats are considering, with the ultimate say on the article’s structure being determined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

  • American exceptionalism is killing the planet

    American exceptionalism is killing the planet

    Dec 10, 2019 13:55

    Unfortunately, for America’s leaders, the real “fixes” remain global military and resource domination, even as those resources continue to shrink on an ever-more fragile globe.

  • West keeps mum on Israeli nukes but fumes at Iranian defenses

    West keeps mum on Israeli nukes but fumes at Iranian defenses

    Dec 09, 2019 15:50

    Russia’s mission to the United Nations said the US continually tries to demonize Iranian missile activities despite lack of any damning evidence against the Islamic Republic’s defensive activities, and while Washington itself is in default of several international non-proliferation agreements.

  • Even while Guaido faces yet another scandal, US moves to reauthorize sanctions

    Even while Guaido faces yet another scandal, US moves to reauthorize sanctions

    Dec 09, 2019 15:42

    Since inciting an open rebellion which fell flat on its face after it became clear Venezuelan democratically-elected President Nicolas Maduro retained support of the military and most of the population, self-declared President Juan Guaido has been the subject of several high-profile scandals.

  • Moral injury and America’s endless conflicts

    Moral injury and America’s endless conflicts

    Dec 09, 2019 15:36

    Has the U.S. military as an institution, not just its individual service members, morally injured itself over the last 18 years? This is a military force that never stops declaring it’s the best and strongest in the world, but has not successfully concluded a significant war for nearly 30 years or maybe longer.

  • The climate emergency has already begun as earth systems collapse

    The climate emergency has already begun as earth systems collapse

    Dec 09, 2019 15:26

    More than 11,000 scientists across 153 countries are shouting out a new climate change warning. The delay for action has been too long. Addressing our rapidly degrading and already overly dangerous climate is now officially an emergency.

  • Latin America in face of onslaught of imperialism and oligarchies

    Latin America in face of onslaught of imperialism and oligarchies

    Dec 08, 2019 11:38

    Titled: "Latin America in the face of the onslaught of imperialism and the oligarchies," the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement analyzing the current convulsed situation suffered by the people of Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Why Germany turned its back on parallel coalitions in Strait of Hormuz

    Why Germany turned its back on parallel coalitions in Strait of Hormuz

    Dec 08, 2019 11:33

    The fight over establishing purported security in the Strait of Hormuz represents a small part of the NATO disputes. Currently, there are two parallel coalitions in the Persian Gulf.

  • The think tank dedicated to keeping the US in the Syria quagmire

    The think tank dedicated to keeping the US in the Syria quagmire

    Dec 07, 2019 12:38

    Jennifer Cafarella, a research director for the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), has written on Syria for years and is a major proponent of US intervention in the country. Cafarella wrote an op-ed for Foreign Affairs in July 2018 titled "Don’t Get Out of Syria."