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Category: Foreign Policy

Disaster Capitalism on the Battlefield and in the Boardroom

by William Astore | Oct 22, 2013 | Foreign Policy

There is a new normal in America: Our government may shut down, but our wars continue. Congress may not be able to pass a budget, but the U.S. military can still launch commando raids in Libya and Somalia, the Afghan War can still be prosecuted, Italy can be garrisoned by American troops (putting the “empire” […]

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No Nice Middle-Class Liberals Here

by Tim Strangleman | Oct 15, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: Tate) On the BBC a couple for weekends ago, I heard an expert on the Middle East describing how the civil war in Syria was worsening by the day. He said something like, “Some of the opposition are not nice middle class liberals, you know.” The clear implication was that working-class rebels were the […]

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Netanyahu’s Destructive Demand

by M.J. Rosenberg | Oct 15, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: Haaretz) Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave a major speech the other day at Bar Ilan University. Most of it was saber rattling at Iran, but enough of it was about the Palestinians to steel my belief that negotiating with Netanyahu is a waste of time and that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s […]

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How AIPAC Lost Its Grip

by M.J. Rosenberg | Oct 4, 2013 | Foreign Policy

(Source: ABC) I have always believed that, at some point, the Israeli prime minister and his lobby would lose their grip on U.S. Middle East policy, at least I’ve believed that since 1982 when Tom Dine, AIPAC’s most successful executive director, explained how it would happen. It was during my four year stint at AIPAC […]

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Negotiating with the Enemy

by Lou Dubose | Oct 1, 2013 | Foreign Policy

  While the world (Israel and the U.S. in particular) waits to see if Tehran is sincere in its overtures regarding nuclear weapons, let’s take a moment to recall that we won this war 10 years ago until Dick Cheney decided that the victory was unacceptable. Jake Bernstein and I turned this up while working […]

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