Tiananmen Square 25 Years Ago

The massacre that wasn’t By Brian Becker Twenty-five years ago today, every U.S. media outlet, along with then President Bush and the U.S. Congress were whipping...

The Two Sides of the Berlin Wall

By William Blum November 9 will mark the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. The extravagant hoopla began months ago in...

EU And Its Partners on Development: How Strategic?

By Clare Castillejo and Christine Hackenesch The strategic partnerships of the European Union (EU) with Brazil, China, India, South Africa and South Korea include discussion...

Destroying Syria to Make It Safe for American Values

If Hugo were alive today, he might well have used the same haunting lines to describe the smoking wreckage of the Mideast.  Except this...

The American Crimes against Humanity. Thirteen Unspoken Truths

By Dave Harrison When Osama bin Laden was killed in cold blood in Pakistan and many demanded to see his death-photos for verification, President Obama...

CIA’s Hidden Hand in ‘Democracy’ Groups

By Robert Parry Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy stress their commitment to freedom of thought and democracy, but both cooperated with a...

Russia and China to form Asia-Pacific collective security system

Russia and China are concerned over US attempts to strengthen its military and political clout in the Asia-Pacific Region By TASS Defense ministries of Russia and...

China’s Challenge to the Global Order: Taking the “Careful” Approach?

By Rory Medealf Media coverage will probably be quick to recognize that Xi Jinping's latest speech on Chinese foreign policy is a big deal. But...

America Doesn’t Need to Lead the Free World

By Scott Beauchamp — Even before I returned home from serving as an infantryman in the U.S. Army, which included two combat tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2009, I was searching for ways to contextualize my experience. My questions weren’t ponderous or existential; they were pointed and, I believed, answerable. One was why units like mine were assuming responsibilities far beyond their traditional roles of eliminating the enemy in close-quarters combat. We assisted in the investigation of crimes. We helped rebuild infrastructure. We handed out water and gasoline and worked to reconstruct civil society in a country we knew little about.

Unelected Men Decide China’s Future

By Jenny Li and Leo Timm — Imagine if, for a few days a year, the president, his administration, congressional leaders, the Supreme Court, and high ranking officers of the U.S. military took a vacation to Cape Cod and plotted—in secret—the path for America to follow until the next time they met.