Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Non-combat Mission

Kathy Kelly: The Secretary General of NATO noted that NATO will soon launch a new chapter, a new non-combat mission in Afghanistan. But it’s difficult to spot new methods as NATO commits itself to sustaining combat on the part of Afghan forces.

Illogical Logic of Our Iraq Policy

Illogical Iraq Policy

Munir Moon: The Beltway Beast is busy scaring the hell out of American people by claiming how lethal the new terrorist groups are – each group being more lethal than the previous one. First, Al-Qaeda was formidable, then ISIS/ISIL and now Khorasan, even though they may only be a few thousand of them.

In Singapore, Afghanistan and the Arena of Ideas

Singapore Fighting in Afghanistan

Teck Young Wee: The more Singaporean and other coalition forces support military operations to identify and kill fighters in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the angrier these fighters will become. Bombing the IS ideology from skies far away from Singapore makes its followers more intensely vengeful. Everyone becomes more endangered.

Israel, Iran, and the Republican Victory

Israel and Republicans

Trita Parsi: Israel has tried to hinder diplomatic efforts by pushing for unrealistic demands during negotiations, threatening military action whenever the United States hints at a compromise, and helping to impose next-to-irreversible sanctions on Iran.

On the List in Kabul

Afghan Peace Volunteers

Kathy Kelly: Along with bringing needed warmth to destitute families, it invites people from different walks of life to work together. And, in a society where women have few if any economic opportunities, the women’s earnings help put food on the table and shoes on their children’s feet.

How Congressional Hawks Plan to Kill Obama’s Iran Deal


Trita Parsi: It’s very simple: If you prefer war with Iran over a deal with Iran – even one that would prevent it from building a bomb — your best and possibly last opportunity to kill the deal is immediately after the nuclear talks have concluded.

Resolving Key Nuclear Issue Turns on Iran-Russia Deal

Resolving Iran Nuclear Deal

Gareth Porter: The key to the new approach is Iran’s willingness to send both its existing stockpile of low enriched uranium (LEU) as well as newly enriched uranium to Russia for conversion into fuel for power plants for an agreed period of years.

Where the Dangers Lie

Failed America Wars

W.D. Ehrhart: We seem to remain, as a people, as gullible as ever, once again stampeded into winless war by leaders so besotted by the hammer of American military might that they persist in seeing every problem in the world as a nail.

My Father Was Killed by a Computer

Drone War Casualties

Teck Young Wee: As Imal grew up, he kept asking his mother where his father was. His mother finally told Imal that his father had been killed by a drone when he was still a baby.

Understanding Moslems

How to Understand Moslems

Munir Moon: Our leaders do not seem to learn from history or maybe this is how the Beltway wants it; a perpetual war to profit a few at an enormous cost to our children and young soldiers

Should Congress Vote No to Obama’s New War?

Congress Votes on ISIS War

Ivan Eland: U.S. authorities should demand that reluctant regional allies, who should be more threatened by ISIS’s ascendancy than is the United States, accept the responsibility for the long-term degradation of ISIS

International Day of Nonviolence in Afghanistan

Nonviolence in Afghanistan

Dr. Teck Young Wee: I’ve often met precocious Afghan children who express cynicism and feel angry that they must wise up so quickly in a country where the Taliban’s or the U.S./NATO’s bombs might kill them.

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