Edward Hunt

Edward Hunt writes about war and empire. He has a PhD in American Studies from the College of William & Mary.

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Friday, May 26, 2017
If They’re Wrong, the Planet Dies
With each passing day, the long-term prospects for life on Earth grow increasingly dim. As human activity continues to warm the planet at an alarming rate , the leaders of the United States are failing to confront one of the greatest challenges the human species has ever faced: human-caused climate...
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Taking Iraq's Oil... The Trump Edition
The leaders of the United States have provided many reasons for their numerous interventions in Iraq. President Donald Trump has focused on one thing: the United States should take the country’s oil. During late 2015, when he first began campaigning to become the Republican nominee for president,...
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Friday, November 25, 2016
Obama, Trump, and the Future of US Foreign Policy
Amid all the uncertainty about what a Trump presidency means for the future role of the United States in the world, one possibility is that Trump will embrace some variant of the policies that have been pursued for the past few decades by the nation’s foreign policy establishment. Although Trump...
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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Maintaining Influence in Afghanistan
Over the past few months, the Obama administration has renewed its efforts to strengthen its position in Afghanistan. In spite of the worsening death toll from the ongoing war, the Obama administration has made a series of new wartime commitments to ensure that the United States maintains a...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
US Policy Perpetuating Stalemate in Syria
With no end in sight for the war in Syria, the Obama administration continues to approach the conflict in a way that is prolonging the fighting. As it pursues its stated goal of removing the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from power, the Obama administration is implementing a policy that keeps the...
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