One could at least argue during the Cold War that it was in America's interest to defend countries even if they would not protect themselves. No longer. Washington faces no hegemonic threat, no ideological competitor, no international peer.
This blog first appeared on Medium and its Global Entrepreneurship Summit section. Hola, me llamo Javier. I was born and raised in Puerto...
Preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb has been a key goal of Ploughshares Fund and many other security experts for decades. To suggest otherwise -- as David Samuels did -- is absurd.
The success of Donald Trump and the rise of right-wing nationalism in the United States should come as no great surprise, considering the strength of right-wing movements in many other developed nations.
Can we all just take a deep breath? I'm speaking to many Democratic voters as well as the bulk of the mainstream media here, just to clarify. Because far too many seem to currently be going off the deep end. But from where I sit, this is an overreaction to a very short-term situation.
In his 'major' foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C., the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called the Iran nuclear deal "disastrous," saying that the U.S. negotiators undermined their own position by refusing to show that they were "willing to leave the table."
A sweet, yet sometimes pungent aroma of change is wafting in the atmosphere right now that is affecting us as individuals, communities, and collect...
Real full employment would be better than a hundred government programs for working people. Many of them, and especially white men, are angry because ...
Like his non-barrier breaking visit to Cuba (his "handshake" with Raul Castro says it all), Obama's "historic" visit to Hiroshima will be yet another meaningless photo op that will give new meaning to meaningless photo ops.
In a time when U.S. warplanes are bombing Syria and Iraq and the army has placed troops in both, when the U.S. is perpetually droning Yemen and Afghanistan, none dares call any of these activities what they are.
As the world's nations hammer out an agreement to stabilize the climate, American corporations continue to receive leases to public lands for pennies on the dollar to drill, mine and frack.
President Obama just announced a raise for up to four million middle-class Americans starting December 1st, 2016. Workers who have been exempted from receiving overtime pay and who earn as little as $455 a week are currently exempt from getting overtime for extra work.
Can you imagine Obama in that back seat with Trump? Such a notion must keep Obama up at night. What would they say to each other? I doubt Trump would come right out and ask for the nuclear codes, but you never know.
President Obama's speech at Howard University earlier this month was both inspiring and practical -- in fact, his underlying point was that those two things are deeply intertwined. "You have to go through life with more than just passion for change; you need a strategy," he said.
The champions of gridlock who are blocking action on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee are basing their obstruction on a canard. They know it - which must be why they are previewing their next line of attack. It's one that Alexander Hamilton warned about.
Positions of authority have a way of inflating people's sense of their own power.