The Consequences of Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Will Be Acute
Opinion

The Consequences of Ethiopia’s Civil Conflict Will Be Acute

The most intense phase of Ethiopia’s several-week-long civil conflict appears to be drawing to a close after the country’s national defense forces gave an ultimatum to Tigrayan rebels in the restive region’s capital to surrender or face utter destruction, but the consequences of this conflict will likely linger for long after the war formally concludes…

US Walks Away From Another Treaty, Closer to Confrontation with Russia
Opinion

US Walks Away From Another Treaty, Closer to Confrontation with Russia

The US has signaled a desire to withdraw from yet another agreement created specifically to reduce the likelihood of a military confrontation between the US and NATO versus Russia. The US State Department’s own Voice of America in an article titled, “US Officially Withdraws from Open Skies Agreement,” would report: The United States formally withdrew on Sunday…

Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan
Opinion

Skewed Responsibility: Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan

The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read – and that was only the redacted version.  The findings of the four-year investigation, led by New South Wales Court of Appeal Justice and Army Reserve Major-General Paul Brereton, point to “credible evidence” that 39 Afghan non-combatants…

Trump Administration Displays its Love for Israel
Opinion

Trump Administration Displays its Love for Israel

President Donald Trump’s gifts to Israel in the last few weeks of his administration are, quite frankly, incomprehensible based on any consideration that U.S. foreign policy should be reflective of American national and international interests. On the contrary, the nearly worldwide assessment of the United States as a completely rogue nation headed by someone who…

The Art of Political Lying
History

The Art of Political Lying

With idle tales this fills our empty ears;The next reports what from the first he hears;The rolling fictions grow in strength and size,Each author adding to the former lies.Here vain credulity, with new desires,Leads us astray, and groundless joy inspires;The dubious whispers, tumults fresh designed,And chilling fears astound the anxious mind. -Ovid’s Metamorphosis While the…