Stephen Walt, the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University, discusses why the US should stay out of the fight even if the Islamic State “wins” by retaining power in the areas now under their control.
Robert Naiman, Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy, discusses how the Freedom Flotilla III is challenging Israel’s blockade of Gaza while drawing international attention to the anti-democratic, pro-occupation Israeli politicians who normally get favorable treatment in the US media.
Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer and Executive Director of The Council for the National Interest, discusses the Israel lobby’s relentless media campaign to thwart an Iran nuclear deal, and why we should consider a BDS-type campaign to boycott the billionaires who back policies harmful to American interests.
Mark Perry, a writer who lives in Arlington, Virginia, discusses the internal struggle between the Army and Marines on one side and the Navy and Air Force on the other over ambitious new war plans with China.
Murtaza Hussain, a journalist with The Intercept, discusses the real story behind the Fort Dix Five terror plot and the sentencing of the alleged plotters to life in prison despite extremely flimsy evidence of a crime.