Is Belarus Next?

US Writes Belarus into Its Familiar Regime-Change Script

The primary reason the U.S. government opposes the Lukashenko administration is not its authoritarianism, real as that might be. Instead, Lukashenko’s steadfast refusal to privatize state assets, join NATO, or open the country up for foreign exploitation are Washington’s principal objections.

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US Provides Military Aid To More Than 70 Percent Of World’s Dictatorships

About three-quarters of the world’s dictatorships currently receive military assistance from the United States. This is a strange record for a nation that consistently justifies its sweeping foreign interventions as aimed at “promoting democracy” and “thwarting evil dictatorships.”

US Provides Military Aid To More Than 70 Percent Of World’s Dictatorships

About three-quarters of the world’s dictatorships currently receive military assistance from the United States. This is a strange record for a nation that consistently justifies its sweeping foreign interventions as aimed at “promoting democracy” and “thwarting evil dictatorships.” In the Cold War it was “He may be a son of a bitch, but he’s our

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US Quietly Ships Weapons To Iraq Despite Risk Of Civil War

Experts have warned that flow of US weapons into region only deepens political and sectarian violence.

US Quietly Ships Weapons To Iraq Despite Risk Of Civil War

From the Common Dreams News Desk: This month alone, "the United States delivered nearly 100 Hellfire missiles together with hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition and M4 rifles" to the Iraqi government, the U.S. Embassy to Iraq revealed

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West Seeks To Infuse Politcally Unstable Ukraine With Cash

Already struggling under drastic changes to its political structure, Ukraine is now also forced to grapple with tougher Russian rhetoric. The U.S. and IMF have offered aid, but will it be enough to stave off economic collapse?

West Seeks To Infuse Politcally Unstable Ukraine With Cash

Ukraine’s internal political structure changed dramatically last week. The release of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, the announcement of early presidential elections and the impeachment of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych have forced Ukraine to search for

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Poll: US Military Personnel Overwhelmingly Oppose Syria Strike

About three-quarters of U.S. service members polled indicated they oppose President Obama’s proposed strike on Syria.

Poll: US Military Personnel Overwhelmingly Oppose Syria Strike

About half of all Americans oppose military intervention in Syria, but opposition to attacks is much higher among current service members, according to recent opinion polling

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What Does The US Hope To Gain From Its Latest Foreign Intervention?

The real reasons behind American military adventures tend only to become clear in retrospect.

What Does The US Hope To Gain From Its Latest Foreign Intervention?

By even the most friendly of interpretations, President Obama has painted himself into a corner in the Middle East. By making a public threat -- the drawing of a so-called “red line” -- the president has created the expectation that the administration will ultimately follow through when pressed. The failure to respond to this alleged

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