Conflict Management

Talk Nation Radio: Ray McGovern on Lies, Damn Lies, and U.S. Discussions of China, Russia, and Iraq

Ray McGovern was an infantry/intelligence officer in the early Sixties, and became a CIA analyst.  His duties eventually included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing The President’s Daily Brief. He conducted the one-on-one morning briefings of President Reagan’s five most […]

US Army Humanitarian aid in Rajan Kala, Afghanistan

Military Aid Worsens Human Rights Conditions In Post-Conflict Countries

From Peace Science Digest, July 25, 2020 This analysis summarizes and reflects on the following research: Sullivan, P., Blanken, L., & Rice, I. (2020). Arming the peace: Foreign security assistance and human rights conditions in post-conflict countries. Defence and Peace Economics, […]

Italian neocolonialism in Africa

“Cohesive” Italian Parliament On Neocolonial Missions

By Manlio Dinucci, July 21, 2020 Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini (Democratic Party) expressed great satisfaction with the “cohesive” vote of the Parliament on international missions. The majority and the opposition approved 40 Italian military missions in Europe, Africa, the […]

Militarized Police

10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

By Medea Benjamin and Zoltán Grossman, July 14, 2020 Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the “war at home” against Black and brown people with the “wars abroad” that the U.S. has waged against […]

Terry Crawford=Browne, peace activist in South Africa

South Africa Arms Industry Is Dodging Rules To Sell Weapons To Turkey

By Linda van Tilburg, July 7, 2020 From BizNews When Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu became the chair of South Africa’s arms trade regulator, the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) adopted a much stricter approach to the export […]

Hashim Thaci, president and former prime minister of Kosovo

Key U.S. Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme

By Nicolas J S Davies, July 7, 2020 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 […]

cartoon depicting North Korea nuclear threat on US

US News Falsely Reports That North Korea Threatened to Nuke US

By Joshua Cho, July 5, 2020 From FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) “In order to eliminate the nuclear threats from the US, the DPRK government has made all possible efforts, either through dialogue or in resort to the international […]

Months Later, U.N. Security Council Backs Call For Coronavirus Truce

By Michelle Nichols, Reuters, July 2, 2020 NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday finally backed U.N. chief Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for a global truce amid the coronavirus pandemic, adopting a resolution after months of […]

UN police

Presence of UN Police Associated With Nonviolent Protests in Post-Civil War Countries

From Peace Science Digest, June 28, 2020 Photo credit: United Nations Photo This analysis summarizes and reflects on the following research: Belgioioso, M., Di Salvatore, J., & Pinckney, J. (2020). Tangled up in blue: The effect of UN peacekeeping on […]

Rent Strike graffiti

Seize The Time Or Face Fascism

By Riva Enteen, June 24, 2020 From Black Agenda Report Either we seize the time and bring power to the people, or we must be prepared to face overt fascism. “We are living in a perfect storm.” As a red […]