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  • Cultural Warriors: Why Palestine’s Sports Victories Should Inspire Us
    The Palestine National Football Team has, once more, done the seemingly impossible by qualifying for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. By any standards, this is a great achievement, especially as the Palestinians have done it with style and convincing victories over Mongolia, Yemen and the Philippines, without conceding a single... Read more »
  • Iraq Daily Roundup: Two Killed
    Four people were wounded. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Two Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.... Read more »
  • Shireen Abu Akleh: US Media Probes One Killing but Not Countless Other Israeli Crimes
    The New York Times published this week the conclusion of its investigation into the killing of the Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. It was the fourth major US news organization to look in detail at what happened to Abu Akleh during an Israeli army raid into the Palestinian city of... Read more »
  • The Grand Miscalculation: The US Helped Create the Russia-China Coalition
    For decades, the United States has actively pursued the containment and cornering of Russia with the goal of asserting its own power and influence. Instead of formulating a relationship with a major regional power, this process has brought the United States to the significant challenge of the Russian and Chinese... Read more »
  • Julian Assange and Personal Freedom
    "I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude." ~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) It wasn’t until 1969 that the Supreme Court’s modern First Amendment jurisprudence made it clear that whenever there is a clash between the government and a person over the constitutionality of the person’s speech, the courts will give... Read more »
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  • Russia’s Justifications for Its War in Ukraine Don’t Hold Up
    The Russian government’s justifications for its war in Ukraine―the largest, most destructive military operation in Europe since World War II―are not persuasive. Although, in defending the Russian invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s primary emphasis has been on the threat of Ukraine joining NATO, that action, had it occurred, would have... Read more »
  • Imperial Nostalgia and Its Perils
    Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline. The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon.  Traditionally referred to as the “prison of nations,” Russia, in its Czarist and Soviet... Read more »
  • Imperial Nostalgia and Its Perils
    Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline. The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon.  Traditionally referred to as the “prison of nations,” Russia, in its Czarist and Soviet... Read more »
  • Military and Economic Power Once Again Fail to Produce Happiness
    Although the rulers of the world’s major military and economic powers have repeatedly claimed that they are making their nations great again, their policies have not resulted in widespread happiness among their citizens. That conclusion emerges from the recent World Happiness Report-2022, published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. ... Read more »
  • Who Speaks for the World?
    Russia’s brutal war upon the nation of Ukraine should remind us that, for thousands of years, great powers have used their military might to launch military assaults upon smaller, weaker societies. Since World War II alone, these acts of aggression have included France’s colonial wars in Indochina and Algeria, Britain’s... Read more »