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Turkey Waiting for the tram in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, Abu Omar is on his way to the mall. No groceries today his shopping list includes a Turkish-made tablet computer and a small GPS navigation device loaded with digital maps of the
Bush in which a literal cult of executive power or to use the term of that moment, the unitary executive took hold in the White House, and without any obvious diminution in the literal powers of the presidency, Barack Obama has managed to look like a
And then there was one. There had never been such a moment: a single nation astride the globe without a competitor in sight. There wasn't even a name for such a state (or state of mind). Superpower had already been used when there were two of them.
You could describe what happened in that country as an unmitigated disaster from the moment, in April 2003, U.S. troops first entered a Baghdad in flames and being looted ( stuff happens ) and were assigned to guard only the Interior Ministry (i.e.
Why it's legal when the U.S. does it by TomDispatch on February 3, 2013 Credit the Arab Spring and what's followed in the Greater Middle East to many things, but don't overlook American unilateralism. After all, if you want to see destabilization at
This time around, it's on everyone's favorite topic: tax evasion ...We've done quite a few interviews with readers who work in Middle Eastern countries and who have recruited successfully in the region, so this combines all their stories with extra
IPS Articles Betwixt back-to-back meetings with Asian leaders gathered for two summits in Phnom Penh, not to mention an unprecedented visit by a sitting U.S. president to Burma, Obama found himself on the phone not only to Israeli Prime Minister
Nov 15, 2012 A billion dollars from the federal government: that kind of money could go a long way toward revitalizing a country's aging infrastructure. It could provide housing or better water and sewer systems. It could enhance a transportation
Libyan people with the Kingdom of Libya flags gather during celebrations for the liberation of Libya in Quiche, Benghazi October 23, 2011 Though President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are clashing mightily over United States policy toward the
General Miles Dempsey (arms crossed) leads a "strategic seminar" at Quantico...Americans lived in a victory culture for much of the twentieth century. You could say that we experienced an almost 75-year stretch of triumphalism -- think of it as the