Middle East Tensions Increase After Trump Visit: No Such Thing as a Short and Decisive War

Tensions in the Middle East have hit new heights in the weeks following U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh. During that trip, Saudi Arabia’s rulers seemingly succeeded in getting Trump on their side in their own “war on terror” Continue reading Middle East Tensions Increase After Trump Visit: No Such Thing as a Short and Decisive War

64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup | Foreign Policy

Known as Operation Ajax, the CIA plot was ultimately about oil. Western firms had for decades controlled the region’s oil wealth, whether Arabian-American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, or the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in Iran. When the U.S. firm in Continue reading 64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup | Foreign Policy

Beyond the Tweets, Is there a Method to the Madness when it Comes to Trump 2017

US President Donald Trump’s transactional approach to multinational agreements is very different from that of his predecessors. Whereas previous presidents have viewed international accords in the context of broader US trade and security strategy, Trump looks at them in isolation. Continue reading Beyond the Tweets, Is there a Method to the Madness when it Comes to Trump 2017

Germany and Austria Denounce More US Aggression – LewRockwell

“Unacceptable” new anti-Russian sanctions approved by the US Senate violate international law, affect European companies and have a real aim of benefitting the US oil and gas sector, Berlin and Vienna said in an angry joint statement. The new anti-Russian Continue reading Germany and Austria Denounce More US Aggression – LewRockwell

The Korean Peninsula Battleground No Longer Requires The US

Washington has been deeply involved in the Korean Peninsula since the end of World War II. Subsequently, the Cold War gave a zero-sum quality to international relations, with Washington’s loss being the Soviet Union’s gain. Having invested some 37,000 lives Continue reading The Korean Peninsula Battleground No Longer Requires The US

Military Action in the Middle East Should Remain an Absolute Last Resort

Was the rise of ISIS inevitable, or was it the result of misguided U.S. policies? Most agree it is the latter, but the dispute gets fraught on the question of whether it was U.S. military interventionism or inaction that deserves Continue reading Military Action in the Middle East Should Remain an Absolute Last Resort