Middle East Wars

9/11 and “just war”

by Kathie Malley-Morrison As the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. approaches, we suggest that you review the principles of just war described here by Dr. Michael Corgan. Then consider: Can the extremists who made the attacks in 2001 justify them based on just war […]

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The Truth about Torture

by Annika Lof A Case against Torture and Discussion of Alfred McCoy’s “In the Shadows of the American Century Torture has always been a difficult issue to confront directly and honestly. Hiding its brutality behind the rhetorical mask of “enhanced interrogation” that causes “no long-term […]

Bush's War. Illustration courtesy of Sallie Latch
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Blood for Oil

by Kathy Kelly Amid the ongoing horror, it’s important to find ways to atone for war crimes —including reparations. Thirty years ago, when the United States launched Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, I was a member of the Gulf Peace Team. We were 73 people from fifteen […]

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IRAQ: Occupation, Governance, Protests

The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq by U.S. and British forces was a momentous event for Iraq, the region, and the world.  Since then, Iraq has experienced political instability, corruption, deteriorating public services, economic decline, Da’esh (Islamic State/ISIS) terrorism, and several protest waves (e.g., […]