Articles tagged with militarism

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Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Washington Post reporting exposed that U.S. operations in Afghanistan were horribly mismanaged, but even a well-run mission would have been doomed to fail.

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Nikhil Pal Singh

More than simple racism or discrimination, the destructive premise at the core of the American settler narrative is that freedom is built upon violent elimination.

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Andrew J. Bacevich Rajan Menon

The barrage of attacks that followed Trump’s decision to reduce the U.S. military presence in Syria obscures the decades-long bankruptcy of the U.S. foreign policy establishment.

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Stuart Schrader

During the Cold War, the “police apparatus” was held up as a prime example of Soviet repression. Yet in its efforts to fight subversives, the United States ended up with its own carceral state. 

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Elad Uzan

Wars may begin like they always have, but they no longer end as they once did. We need an ethics of war termination to hold politicians accountable.

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Adom Getachew

In 2001, three frameworks for handling international crises emerged: the War on Terror, an ill-defined "responsibility to protect" struggling countries, and the Caribbean movement for reparations. The first two have failed, but the third may still have something to tell us.

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Elaine Scarry Rachel Ablow

With virtually no democratic oversight and over 6,500 missiles in the United States alone, the use of nuclear weapons is almost inevitable. So why is it so hard to think about nuclear war?

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Stephen Phelan

The Doomsday Clock is set to two minutes to midnight—the same position it held in 1953, when the United States and USSR detonated their first hydrogen bombs. So why don't we make movies about nuclear war anymore? 

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Jeanne Morefield

It reflects, like a funhouse mirror, a twisted image of U.S. imperialism.