All Articles on Paul Wolfowitz

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Masters of Mankind: American Power and the Challenges of 2016
[ This piece, the first of two parts, is excerpted from Noam Chomsky’s new book, Who Rules the World? (Metro politan Books). Part 2 will be posted on Tuesday morning. ] When we ask “Who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention that the actors in world affairs are states,...
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Western Warmongers Have All the Answers, and They're All Wrong
The wars in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan failed not because of noble errors, but because short-sighted Western interests trumped the needs of the people. And this is why the creeping return to war will fail again
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American War Crimes: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
America revisits the "Dark Side" as candidates compete to promise the most torture and slaughter
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Neocons Launch 2016 Manifesto
A mostly neoconservative group of national-security analysts have published perhaps the first comprehensive outline of what they believe a Republican foreign policy should look like as of Inauguration Day 2017. It’s titled “Choosing to Lead: American Foreign Policy for a Disordered World.” Although...
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The Hope Behind Putin’s Syria Help
President Obama insists on looking the gift horse of Russian military help for Syria’s embattled government in the mouth. Rather than welcome assistance in blocking a Sunni extremist victory, Obama bends to the neocons and liberal hawks.
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Reaganism Has Been The Problem — Bernie Sanders Is The Solution
The nation is progressive, but it keeps being told it can't have the economy or politics that both wants, deserves, and so desperately needs
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US War Theories Target Dissenters
When the U.S. Department of Defense published a new Law of War Manual (LOW) this past summer, editorialists at the New York Times sat up and took notice . Their concern was that the manual stated that journalists could be deemed “unprivileged belligerents.” The editorial explained that as a legal...
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How Neocons Destabilized Europe
The neocon prescription of endless “regime change” is spreading chaos across the Middle East and now into Europe, yet the neocons still control the mainstream U.S. narrative and thus have diagnosed the problem as not enough “regime change.”
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Declassified CIA Documents Reveal How Disastrous America’s Post-9/11 Plans Really Were
Scholars working on the contemporary Middle East are living through something of a golden age where evidence is uniquely plentiful for three reasons. First, the disastrous failures of US policy in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to an unprecedented programme of declassification of documents (some...
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Republicans Can't Face the Truth About Iraq
Gov. Jeb Bush repeated one of the biggest falsehoods of our time during the recent presidential candidate debate: “we were misled (into the Iraq War) by faulty intelligence.” US intelligence was not “misled.” It was ordered by the real, de facto president, Dick Cheney, to provide excuses for a war...
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