Conflict Management

A U.S. soldier stands guard in March of 2003 next to an oil well at the Rumayla oil fields set ablaze by retreating Iraqi troops. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

War Is an Enormous Threat to the Climate Movement

By Sarah Lazare, February 10, 2020 From In These Times The 2020s opened with dual crises. In Australia, unprecedented bushfires tore across a total area the size of Virginia, killing at least 29 people and an estimated one billion animals, and destroying 2,000 homes. […]

Close the Pentagon by Charles Kenny

Pinkerism and Militarism Walk into a Room

By David Swanson, February 6, 2020 Charles Kenny’s book, Close the Pentagon, has an endorsement from Steven Pinker despite wanting to close something that Pinker rarely acknowledges exists. This is a book to answer the question: What if someone who […]

Colin Powell at the United Nations

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 30, 2020 Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction.” But our government is now threatening […]

#NoWarWithIran protest in New York City

10 Ways Trump’s Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, January 10, 2020 The U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government’s measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities […]

Foad Izadi at World Beyond War conference in Limerick 2019

Foad Izadi on USA Presence in Middle East

By Marc Eliot Stein, January 7, 2019 World BEYOND War was honored to include Foad Izadi, professor of American Studies at University of Tehran, on the agenda at our annual #NoWar2019 conference in Limerick, Ireland last year. As the global […]

Funeral of Soleimani

Attacks On Iran, Past and Present

By John Scales Avery, January 4, 2019 The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani On Friday, 3 January, 2020, progressives in the United States and all peace-loving people throughout the world were horrified to learn that Donald Trump had added to […]

Soleamani death - drone strike aftermath

The Killing of General Soleimani: Hail Mars! Hail Pluto!

By Matthew Hoh, January 3, 2020 From Antiwar.com If it is true the United States killed Iranian Quds Forces Commander General Qassam Soleimani in Iraq yesterday, unverified by the Iranians as I write this, then there is no hyperbole or […]

Nordstream 2 Pipeline

US Sanctions and “Freedom Gas”

By Heinrich Buecker, December 27, 2019 Original in German. English translation by Albert Leger No more US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 Baltic gas pipeline. The policy of illegal Western sanctions must come to an end. The unilateral US sanctions recently imposed on […]

Military vehicle in Afghanistan

The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S  Davies, December 24, 2019 The trove of U.S. “Lessons Learned” documents on Afghanistan published by the Washington Post portrays, in excruciating detail, the anatomy of a failed policy, scandalously hidden from the public […]

World Beyond War: A New Podcast

Crisis in Bolivia: World BEYOND War Podcast Featuring Medea Benjamin, Iván Velasquez and David Swanson

By Marc Eliot Stein, December 17, 2019 In early November of this year, Bolivia’s longtime President Evo Morales suddenly resigned his office following protests, allegations of election fraud and pressure from the military. Weeks of uncertainty have followed, and alarming […]