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America after hegemony

The peace movement needs to make it clear not only what we are against, but what we are for. With the Iraq war fading into memory even as the country still simmers, the U.S. peace movement faces the need to reframe its message. We have […]

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President Obama’s Zero Option for Afghanistan

I had two thoughts upon reading about the contentious negotiations between Presidents Hamid Karzai and Barack Obama over a possible continued U.S. military presence in Afghanistan past the supposed end date of December 31, 2014. The first thought, with a bow to Casey Stengel, was […]

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Push for diplomacy with Iran

A month ago, the world was surprised by the election of a moderate President in Iran: Dr. Hassan Rouhani. He will be inaugurated in September and will be choosing a new government then. This provides a new opportunity for the world to work with Iran […]