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Here we go again!

By Guest Author Paul Shannon Here we go again! Our leaders have learned nothing from their disastrous war in Iraq. That brutal intervention destroyed Iraq as a country, caused hundreds of thousands of deaths, created a terrorist government in Baghdad, … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part II

By guest author Ross Caputi. This is the second in a series discussing the implications of the new film, American Sniper.   It is not my intention to accuse Chris Kyle of committing war crimes as an individual, or to … Continue reading

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Russian war fever: Will it spread? (Part 1)

The chapter on “War Fever” in the forthcoming International Handbook of Negotiation and Mediation (M. Gallucio, Ed., Berlin: Springer), analyzes the psychology behind ploys used to gain popular support for military aggression. These include… Continue reading

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I promised that I would return (Liberate THIS, Part 11)

A continuing series by Dr. Dahlia Wasfi My father was one of ten children, so we have a lot of family in Iraq.  Seemingly everywhere I was escorted during those six days in Basra, I met blood relatives or my … Continue reading

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