Opinion

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U.S. foreign policy, what is going on?

The U.S. foots 75 percent of NATO's bill, increasingly hard to do given the enormous costs of the Afghan and Iraq wars, the pivot to Asia, and the war in Syria.

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J. J. Goldberg speaks on Israel and Palestine: Is there a way out?

In half a dozen years the Israel Defense Forces may have a cadre of commanding officers no longer answerable to the Israeli government, but to their fundamentalist rabbis back home.

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Defeating the cycle of death in Israel and Palestine

Can working class internationalism break down the walls of reactionary nationalism and prejudice which serve as chains holding both peoples down?

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Ukraine, U.S., and big bad Putin: Who's the bully?

U.S.-Russia relations took a dangerous turn over Ukraine and Crimea. This is a very troubling development. If it continues in the present direction, the result will be damaging on a range of issue,

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Straight talk on the U.S. and Ukraine

It's been interesting to observe the large numbers of people who suddenly think they're experts on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine - both those on the left and the right.

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Tell Congress today: Vote "no" on Syria war

Will we send a powerful message to senators and representatives this week telling them to vote "no" on any U.S. attack against Syria? We must take up the challenge and act now.

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Gaza-Israel: cease-fire now

Events in recent days between Israel and the Hamas-led government in Gaza show the danger of Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's refusal to work seriously toward the resolution of Palestinian grievances.

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Charting a new vision on the anniversary of 9/11

It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.

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Latin America delivers a swift kick

On one level, April's hemispheric summit meeting was an old fashioned butt kicking for Washington's policies in the region.

Libya and the law of unintended consequences

Coming to grips with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) intervention in the Libyan civil war is a little like wresting a grizzly bear: big, hairy, and likely to make you pretty uncomfortable no matter where you grab a hold of it.

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