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On 9/11, It’s Time for a Reckoning and Reflection of Decades of Failed U.S. National Security Policy

A reckoning with America’s failed national security policy is long overdue. By Katrina vanden Heuvel Our calamitous misadventures in the Middle East and the global financial collapse of 2008 dramatically exposed the bankruptcy and failures of the bipartisan establishment consensus.…

A Climate Disaster Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes—And Politicians Still Refuse to Take Action

Hurricane Ida perfectly illustrates the devastating impacts of climate change. Stopping the Line 3 pipeline, in line with Indigenous demands, is a perfect opportunity for political leaders to take climate action. By Sonali Kolhatkar On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina…

Chip War: Can the U.S. Really Gain From China’s Pain?

The U.S. currently holds a strong hand in its chip war with China. But experts believe it will lose in the future as China has a bigger market and a larger capacity for creating new knowledge. By Prabir Purkayastha With…

The Money That Never Arrives in Cuba

With the money she earns cleaning houses in the morning and an office at night, Virgen Elena Pupo, a 47-year-old Cuban migrant, has managed to raise her family in Washington, D.C., but has not been able to help her parents…

Why the Discovery of Natural Gas in Mozambique Has Produced Tragedies, Not Economic Promise

The rise of the al-Shabaab insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province and the “hidden debt” scandal are both linked to discovery of natural gas in Mozambique, a development that has far from benefited the people By Vijay Prashad On February…

How the Taliban Chased the West Out of Afghanistan

Days after the Taliban drove into Kabul on August 15, its representatives started making inquiries about the “location of assets” of the central bank of the nation, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), which are known to total about $9 billion. Meanwhile,…

Climate Crisis Putting a Billion Children at ‘Extremely High Risk,’ Warns New UN Report

Almost half of the world’s children are seriously threatened by the rapidly deteriorating global climate. By Reynard Loki “Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope,” said Swedish…

Biden’s Botched Withdrawal From Afghanistan Is Consistent With Two Decades of America’s Missteps There

The criticisms against Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan are coming from all corners. But most are missing the point. By Sonali Kolhatkar President Joe Biden is under a tremendous amount of pressure from his own Democratic Party and the liberal media…

How the Global Drug War’s Victims Are Fighting Back

Despite significant advances made by governments around the world in humanizing drug control systems since the turn of the century, human rights abuses still seem to be taking place in the course of enforcing drug prohibitions in recent years and,…

The Return of the Taliban 20 Years Later

By Vijay Prashad On August 15, the Taliban arrived in Kabul. The Taliban’s leadership entered the presidential palace, which Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had vacated when he fled into exile abroad hours before. The country’s borders shut down and Kabul’s…

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