Neta C. Crawford: Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years

Neta C. Crawford: Calculating the costs of the Afghanistan War in lives, dollars and years

Neta C. Crawford Listen to this article here September 24, 2021 The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed a pullout of troops from Afghanistan, providing an uncertain punctuation mark to two decades of conflict. For the past 11 […]

Alex Lo: China a godsend for the US arms industry

Alex Lo: China a godsend for the US arms industry

Listen to this article here With the end of the failed ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan, the US military-industrial complex needs to find another struggle to further enrich itself, and China now fits that bill Alex Lo September 24, 2021 “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought […]

David Swanson: Lies, Damn Lies, and What We’ve Been Told About Afghanistan

David Swanson: Lies, Damn Lies, and What We’ve Been Told About Afghanistan

David Swanson August 25, 2021 It’s far from the longest U.S. war. There was no peace before or after it. There is no after it until they end it — and bombing has always been most of what it is. It has had nothing to do with opposing terrorism. It has been a one-sided slaughter, […]

The Ides of August

The Ides of August

Sarah Chayes August 25, 2021 I have been silent for a while. I’ve been silent about Afghanistan for longer. But too many things are going unsaid. I won’t try to evoke the emotions, somehow both swirling and yet leaden: the grief, the anger, the sense of futility. Instead, as so often before, I will use […]

The East-West WWIII Tinderbox & Authoritarian-ization of America

The East-West WWIII Tinderbox & Authoritarian-ization of America

Gordon Hahn on Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute August 10, 2021  Professor Gordon Hahn is interviewed by Hrvoje Morić of Geopolitics & Empire Gordon Hahn discusses what he calls the New East-West Cold War or Russia-West Tinderbox, which can potentially escalate into a WWIII scenario. He examines the key drivers between the Russia-West divide which is primarily […]

Getting out of Afghanistan

Getting out of Afghanistan

By Jonathan Power October 29, 2019 It’s the most repeated maxim in all the reportage on the war in Afghanistan: “The Americans have the watches, we, the Taliban, have the time.” “Play it again, Sam” was said in “Casablanca”. It should be played, said and listened to in Kabul and Washington today. This is America’s […]

American Diplomacy with North Korea and Vietnam

American Diplomacy with North Korea and Vietnam

  By Johan Galtung Foreword to Michael Haas’ Book January 8, 2018 What is that American Diplomacy, after US bombing killed 3,5 million in Pyongyang in 1952 and the US Army killed 3 million in Vietnam from 1961 (Kennedy) to 30 Apr 1975 (Ford)?  Softer? This very rich, well researched book by Michael Haas–a senior, […]