Day: January 4, 2017

The U.S. is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries

One professor’s database cites 81 attempts by the United States to influence elections in other countries, notably in Iran, Guatemala and Chile.  Nina Agrawal Update: President Obama on Thursday slapped Russia with new penalties for meddling in the U.S. presidential election, kicking out dozens of suspected spies and imposing banking restrictions […]

A Year Of U.S. Militarism

12/30/2016 Marjorie Cohn Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. foreign policy in this last year of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, […]

The ISIS Istanbul Reina Night Club Attack: A Lesson In What Happens When One Invites Cannibals To Dinner

01/02/2017 Ahmet S Yayla Professor & Deputy Director International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) Anne Speckhard Director, International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry – Georgetown University   ISIS attacked again in Turkey, this time on New Year’s Eve in the […]

WORLD WAR THREE, BY MISTAKE

Harsh political rhetoric, combined with the vulnerability of the nuclear command-and-control system, has made the risk of global catastrophe greater than ever. By Eric Schlosser December 23, 2016 A dilemma has haunted nuclear strategy since the first detonation of an atomic bomb: How do you prevent a nuclear attack while […]