In Somalia, the US Is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created

In Somalia, the US Is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created

This July, the Biden administration picked up where Trump left off and began bombing Somalia, a country with a gross domestic product of less than $6 billion and a poverty rate of 70 percent. But why? The official reason provided by the Pentagon was that the Somali National Army needed air support in its operations to counter al-Shabaab. But the actual reason was that…

The US is Cashing In on Conflicts by Selling Outdated Equipment

The US is Cashing In on Conflicts by Selling Outdated Equipment

The build-up of tensions and fears of foreign military invasion has always been used by US military and political circles to grow the arms business. Since fear is the ultimate motivator, it is stronger than all other feelings. A society that constantly reproduces “horrors” creates is shaping its own reality it lives in. And it is…

America’S Strategy in Oceania: Time for a Better Approach

America’S Strategy in Oceania: Time for a Better Approach

The Pacific island nation of Kiribati has no military, a population only one-sixth the size of Washington, D.C.’s, and a gross domestic product of less than $200 million. Despite that, it is the site of growing geopolitical competition. Lured by the promise of significant development aid, Kiribati terminated its diplomatic recognition of Taiwan two years ago and established relations with…

A Giant Step Forward for War Powers Reform

A Giant Step Forward for War Powers Reform

On Tuesday, Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the most promising war powers reform legislation in decades as part of the larger National Security Powers Act of 2021 (NSPA). There’s much to commend in this bipartisan, landmark bill that seeks to finally reset the balance of power between the political branches and restore Congress’…