u.s. Foreign policy

Iraq

March 31, 2017
Sabah Alnasseri of York University argues that the increasing civilian death toll in Mosul shows the U.S. and Iraqi governments are repeating the same approach that helped launch ISIS in the first place.

‘Liberating’ Iraqi Cities Often Reduces Them to Ghost Towns

March 9, 2017

Many ISIS fighters retreated from Mosul prior to the current military campaign, and therefore the existence of organization is not threatened by the ongoing campaign, says Sabah Alnasseri

Will the U.S. Lose Its Southern Anchor in the Pivot to China?

October 30, 2016

Whether President Duterte is threatening more than a rhetorical break is still an open question, says Walden Bello

Afghanistan

October 7, 2016
Trump and Clinton ignore Afghanistan war because they both will continue it, says Afghan Women’s Mission co-director Sonali Kolhatkar

Is the African Union a Western Front for Civil War in Burundi?

January 1, 2016

Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report discusses the latest in the apparent civil war in Burundi describing much of the problem as originating in Western/outside influences.

TRNN Webathon

June 4, 2014
CCR President Emeritus Michael Ratner and NSA whistleblowers J. Kirk Wiebe and Bill Binney examine the relationship between the NSA and U.S. global dominance, the stance of Democrats and Republicans towards surveillance, and mainstream media coverage of these issues

Venezuela Opposition Boycotts Maduro-Backed Peace Conference As Unrest Continues

February 27, 2014

Alexander Main & Miguel Tinker Salas argue that Venezuela opposition protests do not include broad segments of the population and are aimed at destabilizing the elected government of Nicholas Maduro

The Porter Report

January 14, 2014
Gareth Porter: Gates account conceals the dishonest tactics employed to get Obama’s agreement to the Afghan War escalation

Reality Asserts Itself - Marisela Gomez

January 13, 2014
Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that redevelopment in Baltimore must start with revitalizing the community, not to gentrify and raise real-estate values, but for the benefit of people who historically lived there