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The End of War As We Know It?

Consider it strange. The U.S. has been fighting in Somalia on and off (mostly on) since the early 1990s. (Who, of a certain age, doesn’t remember the "Black Hawk Down" fiasco?) Almost 30 years later, at a time when the U.N.…

COVID-19: Ventilators Not Bombs

U.S. Navy warships recent surged to the Caribbean to menace Venezuela, when the government could not surge desperately needed ventilators to New York City, New Orleans and Detroit. This should surprise no one, as the U.S. has long…

Will The Coronavirus Pandemic Help Curb War And Militarism?

Decades ago, when I began teaching international history, I used to ask students if they thought it was possible for nations to end their fighting of wars against one another. Their responses varied. But the more pessimistic conclusions…

A Time To Choose: ‘Company Men’ Or Common Decency?

"To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under heaven… A time to kill, a time to heal… A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late" ~ "Turn, Turn, Turn," as performed by the…

17 Years Later: The Consequences of Invading Iraq

While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia…

A 70-Year War on ‘Propaganda’ Built by the CIA

War has always depended on a reliable system to spread its propaganda. The Arthashastra written by Chankya (350-283 BCE) who was chief advisor to the Emperor Chandragupta (the first ruler of the Mauryan Empire) discusses propaganda and how…