How the US is Settling in for the Long Haul in Afghanistan

October 17, 2016 Edward Hunt

Over the past few months, the Obama administration has renewed its efforts to strengthen its position in Afghanistan. In spite of the worsening death toll from the ongoing war, the Obama administration has made a series of new wartime commitments to ensure that the United States maintains a powerful influence over the country well into the future.

Israel’s Nuclear Man: Shimon Peres, A Brand without Substance

October 10, 2016 Ramzy Baroud

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres was never truly a peacemaker – he never labored to achieve fair and just political compromises that would preserve the dignity and rights of the Palestinians, along with securing the future of his people. In fact, he was a maximalist, a man who blatantly shoved his ideas forward in order to achieve his goals, no matter what the method or the price.

Ban Ki-Moon’s Legacy in Palestine: Failure in Words and Deeds

September 30, 2016 Ramzy Baroud

Ban Ki-Moon’s second term as the Secretary General of the United Nations is ending this December. He was the most ideal man for the job as far as the United States and its allies are concerned. The unspoken, but unmistakable rule about UN Secretary Generals is that they must come across as affable enough so as not to be the cause of international controversies, but also flexible enough to accommodate the US disproportionate influence over the United Nations.

Honoring Aylan Kurdi by Ending the War in Syria

September 22, 2016 Ramzy Baroud

Aylan, Omran and Abdullah are dead, but it is children like them who will have to carry the burden of Syria for many years to come. The best way to honor these children is by understanding that the future of Syria’s children cannot be determined according to the whims of American and Russian politicians but the Syrian people themselves.

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