Archive for December, 2012


Supporting non-violence in Syria
20 December 2012

The worsening violence and repression in Syria has left many analysts and policymakers in the United States and other western countries scrambling to think of ways our governments could help end the bloodshed and support those seeking to dislodge the Assad regime. The desperate desire to “do something” has led a growing number of people to advocate for increased military aid to armed insurgents or even direct military intervention, as the French government has said it will consider doing unilaterally.


US policy on Gaza crisis rife with contradiction
19 December 2012

The Obama administration’s reaction to last month’s Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip is emblematic of the contradictions in its foreign policy seen throughout its first term.


The No State Solution (video)
19 December 2012

Alternate Focus

Dr. Stephen Zunes is interviewed numerous times throughout the video


Susan Rice Would Have Been a Bad Secretary of State Anyway
17 December 2012

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice’s announcement that she would withdraw her name from consideration to be the next secretary of state is a mixed blessing.


U.S. policy at U.N. hurts prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace
7 December 2012

Up until the mid-20th century, Western attitudes regarding national freedom was that the independence of white Western nations was a given, but independence for nonwhite, non-Western nations could only be under conditions granted by the occupying powers.