Nicolas J.S. Davies

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America's history of war, militarism and international coercion has reached its final stage in the terminal decline of an increasingly corrupt and decadent American empire. (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) Views
Monday, October 19, 2020
How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question
Toward the end of Joe Biden’s October 15 town hall session , a Trump supporter asked Biden the only foreign policy question of the night. “So peace is breaking out all over the world,” the questioner claimed. “Our troops are coming home. Serbia is talking to Kosovo. And the Arabs and Israelis are...
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The legacy of Donald Trump remains one of continued U.S. wars and aggression, backed by a bloated military budget. (Photo: Flickr / U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall) Views
Monday, October 12, 2020
Trump's True Legacy Is That of a Warmonger
In the aftermath of the attacks on 9/11, the Bush Administration invaded Iraq and tortured prisoners of war and terrorism suspects , in flagrant violation of the U.N. Charter and the Geneva Conventions. As a result, the United States lost standing among many of its traditional allies around the...
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Retired police officer Genadiy Avanesyan, 73, searches for belongings in the remains of his house, which is said was destroyed by Azeri shelling, in the city of Stepanakert on October 10, 2020 Views
Saturday, October 10, 2020
How Can Americans Support Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh?
Americans are dealing with an upcoming general election, a pandemic that has killed over 200,000 of us, and corporate news media whose business model has degenerated to selling different versions of “ The Trump Show ” to their advertisers. So who has time to pay attention to a new war halfway...
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A protester dressed as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and another dressed as U.S. President Donald Trump stand outside the White House in the wake of the disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 19. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Two Years After Khashoggi’s Brutal Murder, Why Is America Still an Accomplice to MBS's Crimes?
Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered on October 2, 2018 by agents of Saudi Arabia’s despotic government, and the CIA concluded they killed him on direct orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Eight Saudi men have been convicted of Khashoggi’s murder by...
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Then U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, pcitured with Commander of the US Central Command Army Gen. David Petraeus (background), testifies during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee June 16, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to focus on developments in Afghanistan. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Will Michele Flournoy Be the Angel of Death for the American Empire?
If the Democrats manage to push Joe Biden over the finish line in November's election, he will find himself presiding over a decadent, declining empire. He will either continue the policies that have led the American empire to decadence and decline, or seize the moment to move our nation into a new...
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"The sad truth is that 30 years after the supposed end of the Cold War," write Benjamin and Davies, " the U.S. military-industrial complex has failed to reimagine itself in anything but Cold War terms, and its 'New' Cold War is just a revival of the old Cold War that it spent the last three decades telling us it already won." (Image: CodePink) Views
Monday, August 03, 2020
US Cold War China Policy Will Isolate the US, Not China
Tensions between the United States and China are rising as the U.S. election nears, with tit-for-tat consulate closures, new U.S. sanctions and no less than three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups prowling the seas around China. But it is the United States that has initiated each new escalation...
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Democratic senator and Presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks with U.S. Marine generals before a development meeting between Iraqi and American government officials and Sunni sheikhs September 6, 2007 in Ramadi, Anbar Province, Iraq. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
King Joe and the Round Table: Biden's America in a Multipolar World
In an article in Foreign Affairs in March titled, “Why America Must Lead Again,” Joe Biden claimed that “the world doesn’t organize itself,” and promised to “put the U.S. back at the head of the table” among the nations of the world. But the premise that the world can only organize itself under the...
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Kosovo President Hashim Thaci in 2018. (Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 06, 2020
Key US Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme
When President Clinton dropped 23,000 bombs on what was left of Yugoslavia in 1999 and NATO invaded and occupied the Yugoslav province of Kosovo, U.S. officials presented the war to the American public as a “humanitarian intervention” to protect Kosovo’s majority ethnic Albanian population from...
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We will not rescue our country from the iron grip of the military-industrial complex by picking the lesser evil and hoping for the best. (Photo: CD/CC BY 2.0) Views
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
A New Anti-War Mobilization Must Topple Trump—and Challenge Biden
On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point , “We are ending the era of endless wars.” That is what Trump has promised since 2016, but the “endless” wars have not ended. Trump has dropped more bombs and missiles than George W. Bush or Barack Obama did in their first...
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Members of the National Guard join police on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Defund the Police, Defund the Military
On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation’s capital, Trump deployed...
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