Abby Martin On The Question: What Are The Prospects For Peace?

By John Rachel, Popular Resistance. -

Events are unfolding at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we are looking to our most respected and renowned thought leaders for an honest assessment [...]

Lessons From 50 Years Covering Foreign Policy

By Conn Hallinan, FPIF. -

For over 50 years I have been writing about foreign policy — mostly America’s, but those of other nations as well. I think I have a pretty good grasp of places like Turkey, China, India, Russia, [...]

The Empire’s Last Stand

By Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News. -

In the early months of 1947, President Harry Truman and Dean Acheson, his secretary of state, made up their minds to prop up Greece’s openly fascist monarchy against a popular revolt they had [...]

The Winner In Afghanistan: China

By Alfred Mccoy, Tom's Dispatch. -

The collapse of the American project in Afghanistan may fade fast from the news here, but don’t be fooled. It couldn’t be more significant in ways few in this country can even begin to [...]

A 9/11 Excerpt From ‘The Management Of Savagery’

By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone. -

Two hours’ drive from Kandahar, in the southern Afghan desert city where the Taliban were born and where Osama bin Laden maintained his operational base, a February 2001 wedding ceremony became [...]

Afghan Crisis Must End US’s Empire Of War, Corruption And Poverty

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country - and then by an Islamic State suicide bombing and ensuing [...]

As US Empire Declines, What Openings Exist For Progressive Movements?

By George Lakey, Waging Nonviolence. -

The fall of Kabul with, once again, the hurried and chaotic departure of surprised Americans, has led to an abundance of hand-wringing from the U.S. political center, as well as the right. Its [...]

The Return Of The Taliban 20 Years Later

By Vijay Prashad, Peoples Dispatch. -

In recent years, the United States has failed to accomplish any of the objectives of its wars. The US entered Afghanistan with horrendous bombing and a lawless campaign of extraordinary rendition [...]

US Government Lied For Two Decades About Afghanistan

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

“The Taliban regime is coming to an end,” announced President George W. Bush at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on December 12, 2001 — almost twenty years ago today. Five months later, [...]

Afghanistan – Longest US War Continues To A New Stage

By Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. -

In recent weeks, the Taliban military rapidly advanced, taking provincial capitals in Afghanistan and then the capital city of Kabul on August 15. The US-backed former President Ashraf Ghani fled [...]

Afghanistan And The US Imperial Project

On August 16, 2021 President Biden addressed the nation to explain why the US military is pulling out of Afghanistan. To a lesser extent, he also tried to explain why the Afghan government and [...]

The Aimless Empire

By Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News. -

Bitter and frightening realities face us four months into Joe Biden’s presidency. On the domestic side it is a Potemkin village, behind the façades of which lies a slum of unfulfilled promises [...]

US Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, The Progressive. -

An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. “We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in the nineteenth, the Soviets in [...]

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling Of The American Empire

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. With the exception of the first Gulf War, fought largely by [...]

Media Once Again Trolling US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

I don’t write much about the specific individuals who drive the oligarchic empire because individuals are not the problem, the system is. Right-wing conspiracy analysts prefer to focus on [...]