Syria Part IV: An Obsession With Trains Takes Me To Qamishli December 5, 2013
My colleague was obsessed with trains, so I thought he dragged the Cairo press corps across the Syrian desert just to visit this train station.
A Good Man With A Gun
“The only thing that stops a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun.” —Wayne Lapierre, National Rifle Association
NSA– The Only Part Of The Government That Really Listens To What You Have To Say
“Sigint professionals must hold the moral high ground, even as terrorists or dictators seek to exploit our freedoms. Some of our adversaries will say or do anything to advance their cause; we will not.”
On The 25th Annual World AIDS Day, We Have The Tools We Need To Beat The Epidemic
A cure may be years down the road, but we’ve made huge strides toward preventing the spread AIDS and extending the lifespan of HIV-positive people.
In The Pacific, Beijing Draws A Line In The Waves
Beijing’s actions are a not-so-subtle reminder that a distracted, declining U.S. lives far away, while China lives right next door.
Conspiracy Realists And The American Xenophobic Impulse
I am a conspiracy realist. Certain conspiracies are real. History shows conspiracy theorists are right much more often than the mobs that hunted them.
A New Era In The Middle East
A successful nuclear deal that de-escalates tensions with Iran could open a gateway to a number of good things for the region and the world.
The Border-Industrial Complex Goes Abroad
Nothing will stop our national security officials from making this country more secure from one of the least pressing dangers Americans face: terrorism.
Globalization’s Sophie’s Choice
The choice that is presented for us by global capitalism is as it currently stands – for it to survive one must sacrifice either the idea of national sovereignty or the concept of a fully representative, democratic society.
Militarism And Violence Are So Yesterday: It’s Time To Make Peace The Reality
The United States and the planet can no longer support the American Empire and its endless wars -- This is an opportune time to move toward greater use of nonviolent practices.
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