By Robert Stevens, 10 March 2014
The former NSA contractor gave eloquent testimony to the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee Friday, but the Guardian has made no mention of it to date.
By Peter Symonds, 8 March 2014
A Russian foreign ministry statement condemned the US and EU sanctions as “extremely unconstructive” and warned “they will not remain unanswered.”
By James Cogan, 5 March 2014
The response of China to the US- and European Union-backed coup in Ukraine, and Russia’s subsequent intervention to maintain control over the Crimean peninsula, is being closely monitored by political leaders and strategic analysts around the world. Any decision by Beijing to openly support Moscow’s actions would dramatically escalate the global tensions that now exist.
By Bill Van Auken, 1 March 2014
Who are Obama and Kerry to lecture Moscow on “stability” and “territorial integrity” after US imperialism has promoted mayhem and the breakup of states in the region?
By a reporter, 1 March 2014
The FBI had recruited an informant who had close contact with bin Laden years before the 9/11 attacks.
By Peter Symonds, 28 February 2014
US imperialism, following its wars of aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, is preparing for a new and more terrible conflict against China.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 February 2014
In the face of Karzai’s failure to sign a deal granting blanket immunity to US troops, Obama is threatening to withdraw them all.
By Patrick Martin, 26 February 2014
The five-year budget plan assumes that Congress will rescind all future cuts in military spending called for by the current “sequester” budget deal.
By James Cogan, 25 February 2014
Triton drones would vastly expand the area of the Indian and Pacific Oceans under surveillance by the Australian military.
By Peter Symonds, 24 February 2014
The meeting was designed to reinforce US support for the Tibetan government-in-exile and the threat to China of Tibetan separatism.
By Gabriel Black, 21 February 2014
Sister Megan Rice and two others were sentenced to several years in prison under the Federal Sabotage Act of 1918 for a non-violent break-in and protest at a nuclear facility.
By Peter Symonds, 18 February 2014
The UN’s catalogue of horrors is designed to stampede public opinion behind stepped-up US provocations against Pyongyang and intensify the pressure on China.
By Keith Jones, 18 February 2014
In the four weeks since an interim nuclear agreement between Iran and the P-6 came into force, Washington has ratcheted up its pressure on Iran, including threatening war.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 February 2014
Having failed to advance regime-change through talks in Geneva, Washington is stepping up its funding and arming of Islamist and mercenary fighters in Syria.
By Peter Symonds, 17 February 2014
Having deliberately inflamed dangerous flashpoints in Asia, the US is seeking to press home its advantage, regardless of the consequences.
By Peter Symonds, 15 February 2014
Having deliberately inflamed dangerous flashpoints in the region as part of its “pivot to Asia”, Washington is making provocative new demands on Beijing.
By James Cogan, 10 February 2014
The issue being debated is not whether the US should be planning a war on China, but the methods to be used.
By Joseph Santolan, 8 February 2014
The move by the US State Department to challenge Beijing’s maritime territorial claim constitutes an escalation of Washington’s campaign against China.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 February 2014
The White House convened an emergency meeting on Afghanistan Tuesday as Washington’s puppet president, Hamid Karzai, delayed signing a security deal.
By Peter Symonds, 4 February 2014
The Obama administration has seized on an insubstantial Asahi Shimbun article to stir up tensions with China over the South China Sea.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 February 2014
Washington and its allies are escalating pressure on Syria over chemical weapons and professed “humanitarian” concerns.
By Patrick Martin, 1 February 2014
The heavily publicized meeting between Obama and hundreds of corporate CEOs and other business leaders will do little or nothing to alleviate long-term unemployment.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 January 2014
The Pentagon has been forced to pull one out of every five of its nuclear launch officers from their posts as a result of spiraling drugs and cheating scandals.
By Peter Symonds, 29 January 2014
Asia in 2014 bears chilling resemblance to Europe in 1914.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 January 2014
German television’s broadcast of the first extended on-air interview with NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden was largely blacked out by the US media.
By Chris Marsden, 28 January 2014
Washington saw its ultimatum to Syrian President Bashar al Assad as a means of ratcheting up tensions and placing maximum pressure on Iran.
By Kevin Reed, 28 January 2014
The Internet in China was rendered virtually inoperable for eight hours last Tuesday.
By Andrea Peters, 27 January 2014
The US government and the Western media are working to turn the Sochi Olympics into a debacle for the Russian government.
By Harvey Thompson, 27 January 2014
The report from ForcesWatch details the devastating effects of combat on the young and disadvantaged.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 January 2014
Plans for talks on a political settlement of the three-year-old war in Syria were thrown into disarray Monday, just two days before the talks were set to open in Switzerland.
By Jean Shaoul, 21 January 2014
Investigators have charged that the abuse of Iraqis was systematic.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 January 2014
Support for an international inquiry would mark a significant shift by the US, which until now has gone along with the official government cover-up.
By Keith Jones, 16 January 2014
Obama’s claim that he aims to “give peace a chance” is a lie. Washington has not retreated one inch from its rapacious drive to assert hegemony in the Middle East and Asia.
By Keith Jones, 14 January 2014
One day after the US gave its assent to a six-month interim deal with Iran, US and Russian officials clashed over Iran’s role in upcoming Geneva talks on Syria.
By Alex Lantier, 13 January 2014
Top US and European diplomats assembled Sunday in Paris for a two-day meeting of the so-called Friends of Syria group.
By Keith Jones, 13 January 2014
Negotiations to implement the interim agreement proved protracted, as the US and the EU sought to extort additional concessions from Tehran.
By Peter Symonds, 13 January 2014
The Obama administration is exploiting the South China Sea disputes to drive a wedge between China and its neighbours.
By Peter Symonds, 11 January 2014
As the world marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, the danger of another global catastrophe erupting in Asia has become increasingly acute.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 January 2014
Fresh fighting was reported around the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah Thursday as the Obama administration moved to rush new military aid to the Maliki government.
By Keith Jones, 10 January 2014
Washington is intensifying efforts to use the upcoming international conference on Syria to remove Bashar al-Assad, while seeking fresh concessions from Iran.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 10 January 2014
Tokyo is seeking to integrate New Delhi into a US-led strategic alliance against China.
By Peter Symonds, 8 January 2014
In the midst of the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute with China, the Japanese government announced that it was registering another 280 remote islands as state property.
By Chris Marsden, 7 January 2014
The Middle East stands as proof of the malignant role of imperialism in imposing grinding poverty, brutal levels of exploitation and the ever growing danger of war.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 January 2014
Washington and Tehran have both pledged support to the Maliki government in Iraq, while ruling out the deployment of troops in the escalating battle in Anbar province.
By Mark Church, 7 January 2014
Thirteen years after the US-led invasion, the Afghan population confronts worsening poverty and social deprivation.
By Nick Barrickman and Barry Grey, 6 January 2014
In the letter, the elder Todashev accused the FBI of murdering his son in order to prevent him from testifying in court.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 January 2014
Heavy fighting erupted Thursday between Iraqi government troops and Sunni militants who seized large parts of Fallujah and Ramadi.
By John Rowe, 28 December 2013
One in nine veterans is living at or below the poverty line, and 13 percent of homeless people in the US have been in the military.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 December 2013
Two years after Obama declared the US war in Iraq over, Washington is shipping Hellfire missiles and preparing for direct intervention against the same Islamist forces it backed in Syria.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 December 2013
A targeted assassination program that claimed the lives of at least two dozen leaders of Colombian guerrilla movements was secretly organized and directed by US intelligence agencies.
By Kate Randall, 21 December 2013
The sums spent on the military dwarf spending on critical social programs, such as food stamps and unemployment insurance, that face deep cuts.
By Fred Mazelis, 20 December 2013
One of the prisoners facing a possible death penalty refused to cooperate with the court, citing torture and abuse.
By K. Ratnayake, 18 December 2013
National Security Board chairman Shyam Saran’s remarks point to a growing discussion in Indian ruling circles about closer defence ties with Japan and the US.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 December 2013
A former FBI agent missing in Iran since 2007 has been identified as a covert CIA spy, exposing as lies US claims that he went to the country on private business.
By Sampath Perera, 14 December 2013
Washington is threatening to cut aid to Pakistan unless the Sharif government secures the supply route to Afghanistan.
By Peter Symonds, 13 December 2013
The latest civilian deaths underscore the indiscriminate and illegal character of US drone strikes.
By Tom Peters, 12 December 2013
The Obama administration’s denunciations of China have nothing to do with defending democratic rights but are intended to camouflage US preparations for war.
By Peter Symonds, 9 December 2013
Tensions continue to flare between US allies—Australia, Japan and South Korea—and China over disputed air defence zones in North East Asia.
By Peter Symonds, 7 December 2013
“America is a Pacific power, a resident Pacific power, and we are going nowhere—nowhere,” Biden declared.
By Nick Beams, 6 December 2013
With the centenary of the outbreak of World War I approaching, the prospect of a third world war is increasingly being raised in the establishment media.
By John Chan and Peter Symonds, 5 December 2013
High tensions over the Chinese air defence identification zone in the East China Sea continue after yesterday’s meeting between the US vice-president and Chinese president produced no agreement.
By Keith Jones, 4 December 2013
What the media describe as Obama’s “turn toward diplomacy” is an attempt to reposition US imperialism to confront China and Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 4 December 2013
Conflicts between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US-NATO occupation forces over the legal terms of their presence in the country are intensifying.
By Peter Symonds, 4 December 2013
The US seized on the Chinese ADIZ to strengthen its alliances with Japan and South Korea, as part of its “pivot” to Asia.
By Peter Symonds, 3 December 2013
The prime responsibility for last week’s flare-up of tensions in the East China Sea lies with Obama’s “pivot to Asia” aimed at undermining China economically and militarily.
By John Chan, 2 December 2013
China’s declaration of an air defence zone will top the agenda during Biden’s trip to Japan, China and South Korea.
By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2013
The incident—the first time China has scrambled fighters in response to a US or Japanese incursion—underscores the danger of a clash.
By Mike Head, 30 November 2013
The Abbott government, like its Labor predecessor, is aligning itself ever closer to the US.
By John Chan, 29 November 2013
Miscalculations in the current situation could quickly lead to a clash involving Chinese warplanes with those from Japan, the US or South Korea.
By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2013
The Pentagon doles out tens of billions of dollars to contractors without any rigorous auditing or other financial controls.
By Keith Jones, 28 November 2013
After reaching an interim nuclear deal last week, Iran is preparing to make far-reaching concessions to US oil and foreign policy interests.
By John Chan, 28 November 2013
Chinese officials said there should not be a “fuss” after Washington flew B-52 bombers into an air defence zone China established in the East China Sea.
By John Chan, 27 November 2013
Far from being a “routine” flight, the B-52 mission was a risky challenge to China that threatened to trigger a military clash.
By Joseph Santolan, 27 November 2013
Amid the wreckage of Typhoon Haiyan, Philippine Foreign Secretary del Rosario said Manila should conclude basing arrangements with Washington.
By John Chan, 26 November 2013
Beijing’s creation of a new zone in the East China Sea is a response to Washington’s “pivot to Asia” and Japan’s rearmament.
By Peter Symonds, 25 November 2013
Over the next six months, the US and its European allies will undoubtedly intensify the pressure on Iran for further major concessions.
By Keith Jones, 23 November 2013
Thursday’s attack—which killed at least six people, including several civilians—was only the second-ever US drone strike outside Pakistan’s tribal areas.
By Mark Church, 23 November 2013
The Rand Corporation report points again to the advanced preparations for war as part of the US pivot to Asia.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 November 2013
The draft agreement between Washington and its puppet regime in Kabul calls for as many as 15,000 US and NATO troops as well as nine permanent bases.
By Peter Symonds, 21 November 2013
The international negotiations are bound up with economic and geo-political considerations that go far beyond Iran’s nuclear programs.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2013
Underlying the military mobilization in response to Typhoon Haiyan are both the long and bloody history of US intervention in the Philippines and Washington’s aim to use the country as a base in its confrontation with China.
By Joseph Santolan, 20 November 2013
The US military is not just “assisting” its Philippine counterparts, but commanding them.
“A howling wilderness” in Samar
By Joseph Santolan, 20 November 2013
By massively deploying its forces to the islands of Samar and Leyte after their devastation by Typhoon Haiyan, US imperialism is returning to the scene of one of its historic crimes.
By Joseph Kishore, 14 November 2013
The accused faces up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for allegedly seeking to join an Al Qaeda-linked organization in Syria backed by the CIA and heavily funded by US allies.
By Eric London, 13 November 2013
A note left by Daniel Somers, a 30-year-old US Army veteran who killed himself in June, accuses Bush and Obama administrations of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2013
US President Barack Obama told NBC News yesterday evening that there is “the possibility of a phased agreement” with Iran in ongoing nuclear talks in Geneva.
By James Brewer, 5 November 2013
Health professionals were ordered by the US military and the CIA to violate the principles of medical ethics in order to participate in and design torture of detainees.
By Patrick Martin, 4 November 2013
The US and British governments have stepped up their campaign of repression and victimization of Edward Snowden and his supporters.
By Alex Lantier, 4 November 2013
The Secretary of State stressed his support for the bloody Egyptian junta amid growing criticism of Washington’s Middle East policy by right-wing US allies across the region.
By Joseph Santolan, 2 November 2013
The credibility of the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” is being eroded throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
By Peter Symonds, 1 November 2013
The latest NSA leaks have exposed US and Australian listening posts in diplomatic missions throughout Asia.
By Joseph Santolan, 26 October 2013
The presence of an aircraft carrier battle group was designed to shore up the US diplomatic position in Asia after Obama’s no-show at key regional summit meetings.
By Peter Symonds, 25 October 2013
Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan warned of a major shift away from his country’s longstanding alliance with the US.
By Barry Grey, 23 October 2013
The reports make clear that the drone-based targeted killing program is a calculated effort to terrorize and intimidate entire populations.
By Thomas Gaist, 19 October 2013
The removal of two high-ranking nuclear commanders in rapid succession reflects a deep crisis within the American state.
By Thomas Gaist, 18 October 2013
New documents released by Edward Snowden detail the NSA’s central role in locating targets for CIA drone strikes.
By Nick Barrickman, 18 October 2013
Since the killing of Ibragim Todashev last May, friends and family have been subjected to threats and intimidation.
By Peter Symonds, 17 October 2013
The tone of optimism that pervades much of the press coverage is completely at odds with the gulf that exists between Washington and Tehran.
Vo Nguyen Giap (1911-2013)
By Patrick Martin, 15 October 2013
Giap led Vietnamese nationalist revolutionary forces in military conflicts with French, Japanese and American imperialism.