Afghanistan Demanded Peace And Received The Mother Of All Bombs

Afghanistan Demanded Peace And Received The Mother Of All Bombs

By Nake M. Kamrany. and Chris Smiley, University of Florida, Independent Filmmaker and Journalist The U.S. dropping the Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan (MOAB, which comes from original term Massive Ordinance Air Blast) is reminiscent [...]
The Alarming Worldwide Alliance of Parties on the Far Right

The Alarming Worldwide Alliance of Parties on the Far Right

By Lawrence Wittner.     Political parties on the far right are today enjoying a surge of support and access to government power that they have not experienced since their heyday in the 1930s. This phenomenon is particularly striking [...]
War against ISIS: Defeat or a win?

War against ISIS: Defeat or a win?

     By Aamina Khan.   Syrian war has emerged as the worst nightmare of 21st century. In an address to the UN Human Rights Council, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein described the war in Syria as “the worst [...]
In Defense of "Third World Countries” Immigrants

In Defense of “Third World Countries” Immigrants

By Sami Jamil.   The other day, a friend of mine complained to me about America’s need for “White immigrants” and that America needs “White” immigrants and not immigrants from “Third World countries”, which prompted [...]
America First or America Leads?

America First or America Leads?

By Julian French. “Think’st thou that duty shall have dread to speak, when power to flattery bows? To plainness honour’s bound when majesty falls to folly”. King Lear, William Shakespeare Cosmos Club, Washington DC. 8 April. What [...]
Syrian attacks: Lessons and repercussions

Syrian attacks: Lessons and repercussions

  By Barry Shaw.   The news in early April circled two attacks in Syria. One was the horrendous chemical weapons launched from Syrian warplanes. The world was sickened by the sight of dead and dying children and babies chocking on [...]
Why Did Islamic State Choose to Threaten China at This Time?

Why Did Islamic State Choose to Threaten China at This Time?

By Roie Yellinek.   IS video threatening China, via 动感纪元 YouTube channel   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: As the power of the Islamic State (IS) declines, it is becoming less menacing and less able to sow fear in the world at large. [...]
Can Our Social Institutions Catch Up With Advances In Science And Technology?

Can Our Social Institutions Catch Up With Advances In Science And Technology?

  By Lawrence Wittner.   H.G. Wells, one of the most prolific and prominent novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, consistently warned his contemporaries that social institutions were not evolving fast enough [...]
Why is the Old West at War with Itself?

Why is the Old West at War with Itself?

By Julian French.   “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors”. Plato Budapest, Hungary, 21 March. Plato’s Republic is in many ways a treatise against political [...]
There Is A Constitutional Avenue To Remove Trump That Is Not Impeachment

There Is A Constitutional Avenue To Remove Trump That Is Not Impeachment

By Rich Rubino. This is a tall order considering that the GOP controls both the Cabinet and the Congress. NICHOLAS KAMM VIA GETTY IMAGES From Twitter tirades to bombastic statements, some critics of President Donald Trump are [...]
Why Should Trump―or Anyone―Be Able to Launch a Nuclear War?

Why Should Trump―or Anyone―Be Able to Launch a Nuclear War?

  By Lawrence Wittner.      The accession of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency brings us face-to-face with a question that many have tried to avoid since 1945:  Should anyone have the right to plunge the world into a nuclear [...]
Resisting Donald Trump's Violence Strategically

Resisting Donald Trump’s Violence Strategically

Robert J. Burrowes.   \ It is already clearly apparent, as many predicted, that Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States would signal the start of what might be the final monumental assault on much of what is good [...]
McMaster Stroke?

McMaster Stroke?

  By Julian French.   President Harry S. Truman once said, “A president needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it”. Watching Month One of the Trump presidency splutter like an old car [...]
The Refugee Crisis in Europe Doesn't Exist

The Refugee Crisis in Europe Doesn’t Exist

By Albena Azmanova.   Syrian family displaced to Qaa in Lebanon. Credit: Freedom House via FlickrIt is the discursive construction of the situation as ‘crisis’ that bestows justification to such cruel quick fixes as the [...]
"You're All Fired!"

“You’re All Fired!”

  By Allen Schmertzler.   For our thin-skinned hyper-sensitive-man-baby So-Called President, who believes appearances are bigly and facts are littlely, it isn’t looking too good. Trump’s high octane hot air nuclear-fuelled executive [...]
Romania, Represented in Trump's Organization. ROMEXIT, a Recent Solution

Romania, Represented in Trump’s Organization. ROMEXIT, a Recent Solution

By Sebastian Sarbu. American Diplomatic Mission of International Relations is a long-standing UN organization, established in 1950 following an official cooperation agreement concerning the medical field between the USA and Israel. It is [...]
Should We Keep Wasting Money on Missile Defense―or Invest in Something Useful?

Should We Keep Wasting Money on Missile Defense―or Invest in Something Useful?

    By Lawrence Wittner.   When Americans criticize wasteful government spending, they often fail to realize that the biggest sinkhole for public funds is what’s described as “national defense”―a program that, all too [...]
The plight of Rohingya Muslims

The plight of Rohingya Muslims

  By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   The Currently held OIC moot in Malaysia has shown a touchy concern about the sufferings of Myanmar’s Muslims. The international community has acted as silent spectator since 2015, by watching the agony of [...]
Trump-May: The Dawn of the New Western Realism

Trump-May: The Dawn of the New Western Realism

By Julian French.    “Covenants without the sword are but words, and of no strength to secure a man at all”. Thomas Hobbes Alphen, Netherlands. 27 January. Today, Maggie May meets Ronald Trump. As per usual much of the British political [...]
NATO-EU: Squeezing Big Change into Small Boxes

NATO-EU: Squeezing Big Change into Small Boxes

  By Julian French.   Alphen, Netherlands. 24 January. The new US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, made an overnight phone call to his British counterpart and new/old bestest friend, Michael Fallon. During the call Mattis reaffirmed [...]