US State Department Accusation of China ‘Genocide’ Relied on Data Abuse and Baseless Claims by Far-Right Ideologue

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. Both President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, have endorsed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s last-minute accusation of Chinese “genocide” against the Muslim Uyghur population in Xinjiang province. But an investigation of published work by the researcher Pompeo relied on to level his … Continue reading “US State Department Accusation of China ‘Genocide’ Relied on Data Abuse and Baseless Claims by Far-Right Ideologue”

Robert Kagan Diagnosed America’s Biggest Problem: Americans Who Don’t Want To Run the World

"All great powers" want to rule the world, declared Robert Kagan, propagandist for America as imperial power, democratic hegemon, aggressive unipower, and perpetual war machine. However, they typically fail. Wrote Kagan in a new Foreign Affairs article: "Much of the drama of the past century resulted from great powers whose aspirations exceeded their capacity." The … Continue reading “Robert Kagan Diagnosed America’s Biggest Problem: Americans Who Don’t Want To Run the World”

Will Comey’s Words Come Back To Haunt Him?

On Jan. 12, 2017, former FBI Director James Comey attested to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the now-discredited information from former British spy Christopher Steele regarding Russian collusion had been "verified". Thanks to an FOIA request, we now have documentary evidence showing Comey pressing ahead to validate Steele amid a distinct lack of enthusiasm … Continue reading “Will Comey’s Words Come Back To Haunt Him?”

President Joe Biden Has a Moral Obligation To Bring America’s Troops Home from Afghanistan

The U.S. is approaching its 20-year mark in the Afghan civil war. Intervening after 9/11, Washington speedily crippled al-Qaeda and ousted the Taliban. Alas, three successive administrations found it much harder to bring strong central government and Westminster-style democracy to Central Asia. So American military personnel remain on station. Like in the Hotel California, it … Continue reading “President Joe Biden Has a Moral Obligation To Bring America’s Troops Home from Afghanistan”

Washington’s Foreign ‘Democratic’ Clients Become an Embarrassment Again

One of the U.S. foreign policy establishment’s favorite propaganda themes is that the United States promotes liberalism and democracy around the world. However, several of the supposedly democratic foreign factions that Washington has backed proceeded to establish corrupt, quasi-authoritarian regimes when they gained power. Two cases highlight that depressing reality. One was the Kosovo Liberation … Continue reading “Washington’s Foreign ‘Democratic’ Clients Become an Embarrassment Again”

‘Leaving Aside’ International Law: Why Democrats Are as Dangerous as Republicans to a Just Peace in Palestine

Motivated by their justifiable aversion to former US President Donald Trump, many analysts have rashly painted a rosy picture of how Democrats could quickly erase the bleak trajectory of the previous Republican administration. This naivety is particularly pronounced in the current spin on the Palestinian-Israeli discourse, which is promoting, again, the illusion that Democrats will … Continue reading “‘Leaving Aside’ International Law: Why Democrats Are as Dangerous as Republicans to a Just Peace in Palestine”

The Unruly Vassal: Election in Kosovo Brings US-Ousted Radical Kurti Back to Power

If preliminary results of the vote in Kosovo are accurate, the hardline "Self-Determination" (Vetevendosje) party of former PM Albin Kurti has won in a landslide, crushing the formerly dominant LDK and the two parties founded by KLA chieftains. While Kurti seems to be enjoying favorable coverage from major global outlets, the Empire has been strangely … Continue reading “The Unruly Vassal: Election in Kosovo Brings US-Ousted Radical Kurti Back to Power”