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Category: Foreign Policy

Health Care Reform Holiday | Help Wanted? | Beware the Activist Judge

by WS Editors | Aug 1, 2010 | Economy, Foreign Policy

Yes and No—Yes. Last month J Street kicked off a national campaign promoting a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine deadlock. J Street is a non-profit advocacy group that describes itself as the “Political Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-peace Americans.” Far more progressive and eclectic than the entrenched American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC: “America’s Pro-Israel Lobby”), […]

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The Karzai Conundrum | War Making You Poor?

by WS Editors | Jun 15, 2010 | Economy, Foreign Policy

The Karzai Conundrum—”I want to thank the American people for their sacrifice,” Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said. Abdullah might have won the 2009 presidential election in Afghanistan, which was stolen through massive ballot fraud that made Hamid Karzai president. An ophthalmologist who began his political career in the Afghan resistance to Soviet occupation in the 1980s, […]

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Obama Drops the Bomb

by WS Editors | Jun 1, 2010 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Nuclear Posturing “I’m sure we’ll have several questions here, but principally no new testing, no new warheads … no new missions or capabilities.” It is Russia that matters, if only because the United States and Russia possess 95 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons. Weapons that are by and large useless. No longer does a […]

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A Cheney Channels McCarthy

by WS Editors | Apr 1, 2010 | Foreign Policy, Politics

No Sense of Decency “It never occurred to me on the day that Defense Department lawyer Rebecca Snyder and Lt. Cmdr. William Kuebler of the Navy appeared in my law firm’s offices to ask for our assistance in carrying out their duties as military defense lawyers that the young lawyer who worked with me on […]

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Rendering Justice at Bagram

by WS Editors | Feb 1, 2010 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs

Redha Al-Najar was at home with his wife and child in May 2002 when armed, masked men kicked in his front door and trained their guns on him while his family looked on. He was taken from his home and loaded into an awaiting vehicle. Then he was gone. Eighteen months later, Houcine Al-Najar, who […]

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