Monday, October 15, 2018

Foreign Policy

The Saudi targeting of food supplies in Yemen is a worse story than the...

The plot to supposedly murder Jamal Khashoggi, as apparently proved by Turkish audio and video evidence shown to US officials, is a grisly mixture of savagery and stupidity: Jack the Ripper meets Inspector Clouseau....

Idlib Residents Declare Hatred for All Sides in Syria’s Civil War

“People in Idlib hate all those with power over them,” says Ahmad Abu Omar, 33, a history teacher living in the province, the last opposition enclave in the west of Syria. He says that the...

TGIF: Trump’s Middle East Delusions Persist

Jason Greenblatt, Donald Trump’s No. 2 special envoy to the Middle East behind son-in-law Jared Kushner, assures us that his boss’s plan to settle the Palestine-Israel “conflict” once and for all is still in...

Most Americans would support withdrawal from Afghanistan

With the war in Afghanistan now overtaking the Vietnam War as the longest conflict in America’s history, a new YouGov survey reveals that the majority of Americans would support drawing US involvement to a...

What Vox Gets Wrong with Its “11 biggest myths about Israel-Palestine”

I’ve written an article titled “Top Ten Myths about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” that is among my all-time most popular, so when I learned that Vox has a feature called “The 11 biggest myths about...

Our Anti-Imperialist Heritage

Murray N. Rothbard on War These edited extracts, from an interview in the February 1973 issue of Reason magazine, first ran in the June 1999 issue of The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, published by the Center for...

Venezuela’s Socialism…And Ours

This week we witnessed the horrible spectacle of Nikki Haley, President Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations, joining a protest outside the UN building and calling for the people of Venezuela to overthrow their...

J.K. Rowling Rolls Out Tired Anti-Semitism Trope

I wasn’t entirely sure how to begin writing the following words. I felt that I was walking on egg shells, and had to be careful to not say anything that might be interpreted in...

Kim, Moon End Inter-Korean Summit at Peak of Sacred North Korea Volcano

The third inter-Korean summit of the year ended on Thursday, with the respective leaders hand in hand at the top of Mount Paektu, a volcano along the North Korea-China border which has huge symbolic...
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