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Beirut warehouse explosion

Contrary to Frothing Conspiracists, Beirut Warehouse Explosion Was the Result of Bureaucratic Failure

by Scott Ritter | Sep 18, 2020 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Shortly after the horrific explosion at a warehouse in the port of Beirut that killed some 200 persons and wounded many thousands more, Gordon Duff, the editor of Veterans Today, posted a YouTube video in which he stated that he had been in a conversation with a retired Lebanese general who claimed that the blast […]

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Trump's Nuclear Fallout

Why Government Secrecy Is More Damaging to Public Health Than Nuclear Fallout

by Robert Alvarez | Sep 11, 2019 | Environment, Foreign Policy

Much has been written about the strengths and flaws of Chernobyl—the HBO miniseries nominated for 19 Emmys that chronicles the catastrophe at the eponymous Russian nuclear power plant in 1986. In the mind of this reviewer, it’s a riveting if sobering television gem, and highly recommended. And to this newly enlivened debate over nuclear power […]

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A Response to “About those Benjamins”

by Joanna Graham | Aug 11, 2019 | Foreign Policy, Opinion, Politics

Mort Rosenblum’s article “About those Benjamins” in our May 2019 issue generated a considerable amount of reader mail containing a variety of prescriptions for peace in the Middle East. The most original and certainly the most provocative of these, from Joanna Graham in Berkeley, California, is presented below.    Mort Rosenblum’s article “About Those Benjamins” contains […]

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Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump

North Korea, One More Time

by Robert Alvarez | Mar 18, 2019 | Foreign Policy, Politics

On the eve of Trump’s first meeting with Kim Jong-un in May 2018, the nuclear policy veteran Robert Alvarez wrote with skepticism in The Spectator about the prospects for meaningful achievements from the summit process. A former senior policy advisor to the Secretary of the Energy Department who led DOE teams to secure weapons material […]

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Brexit

Not-So-Great Expectations: Brexit’s History and Future

by Steven Pressman | Jan 13, 2019 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Britain seems stuck in a comedic Charles Dickens novel. At this point in time the chances that the U.K. will remain in the European Union appear slim, and the economic consequences of Brexit appear bleak. Our story begins in 1963, when the U.K. seeks to join a European free-trade zone that is to become (in […]

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