Charles Pierson

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US Isolationist Forces Strike the Middle East

Happy New Year, Riyadh!

The National Defense Authorization Act Perpetuates the Destruction of Yemen

How Not to End a Forever War

Bret Stephens’ American Fantasy

With Enemies Like These, Trump Doesn’t Need Friends

Yemen Continues Its Descent into Hell

Sofi’s Choice

Don’t Leave Nukes on the Shelf. Use Them!

How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s American Requiem

Yemen’s Fate is in Trump’s Hands

Rick Perry, the Saudis and a Dangerous Nuclear Deal

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and the Bomb

When Saudi Arabia Gets the Bomb

Where No Corn Has Grown Before: Better Living Through Climate Change?

Yemen: 85,000. Dead. Kids.

Unstoppable: The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline and NAFTA

Will the War Powers Resolution Rise from the Grave?

Rape Culture Finds Its All-American Poster Boy

Destroying Yemen as Humanely as Possible

Invade The Hague! Bolton vs. the ICC

A Cynic’s Guide to John Brennan and William McRaven

Is Bankruptcy in Your Future?

Kirstjen Nielsen Just Wants to Protect You

The Day the US Became an Empire

JM Coetzee on Torture and Empire

Will Bolton and Trump Start the First Sino-American War?

A Nuclear Travelogue: From North Korea to Saudi Arabia

Nuclear Nonproliferation, American Style

Wanted: Homicidal Maniac for US Ambassador to Seoul

Pakistan and Afghanistan Feel Trump’s Touch

Show Me Something New in Trump’s Foreign Policy

Wagging the Dog in Korea?

Nuclear Midnight in Korea

When China Got the Bomb

The Atomic Bomb and the First Korean War

Like Climate Change? You’ll Love the Langevin Amendment

Pat Toomey Needs Paxil

Trump’s First Hundred Days of War Crimes

The WTO Just Wants a Little Appreciation, Dammit

Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul in a Steel Cage Death Match

The Year in Drones: 2016

Drone Proliferation Ramps Up

God Hates Mexicans

Duterte’s Death Squads, and Ours

Wedding Crashers Who Kill

Trump and the Bomb

The Courage of Kalyn Chapman James

One Cheer for Trump on Trade