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US Hypocrisy and the Global South

U.S. diplomats have been unsuccessful in recruiting key countries in the Global South, particularly India and Brazil, to support Ukraine in its war with Russia.  Nations of the Global South don’t want to be part of the Cold War between the West and Russia; don’t accept the Western view of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as…

The US and the War Crimes in the War on Terror

“The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.” – Thucydides, 5th Century BC. F or the past two decades, the International Criminal Court has concentrated on the war crimes and criminals who have operated in Africa.  Over the past month, however, the court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian…

Is the US Finally Losing Influence in the Middle East?

Fifty years ago, in the wake of the October War of 1973, the United States emerged as the principal outside actor in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf.  Secretary of State Henry Kissinger conducted the peace talks between Israel and Egypt as well as between Israel and Syria, and made sure that his counterpart—Soviet…

The Washington Post’s Syria Fixation

Josh Rogin’s oped in the Washington Post last week charged that the Biden administration seems to have forgotten about Syria these days,” asking “Does Biden even care about Syria”?  It is difficult to imagine what the United States could do about a failed state such as Syria, and why it should be the responsibility of…