So you have to understand … where it’s coming from, where the appeal lies, what the roots are—there are often quite genuine grievances—at the same time try to cut back the level of violence. Continue reading
The general consequences of resorting to the sledgehammer against vulnerable societies comes as little surprise. he cycle of violence escalates until the invaders withdraw — or gain their ends by something that may approach genocide.
The fundamental question of international relations is whether the United States should accept that other major powers should have some kind of zone of influence in their neighborhoods. Continue reading
Edward Snowden: “Saying you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is like saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” Continue reading
The renowned linguist and activist discusses the background of Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and the United States’ role in establishing the conditions under which the extremist group developed. Continue reading