Archive for June, 2014


The United States’ Tragic Role in Iraq
20 June 2014

The dramatic rise of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—which even al-Qaeda deemed too extreme to remain part of its network—is a tragedy by any measure. It would also be tragic if we allowed the very forces that created this mess to explain it away.


U.S. Culpability in the Failure of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
5 June 2014

The failure of John Kerry’s Israeli-Palestinian peace talks showed just how extreme U.S. policy on the conflict has become.


A Nonviolent Alternative for Ukraine
2 June 2014

Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here’s why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back. Written with Erica Chenoweth.