Foreign Policy watch

"In strict confidence ...I should welcome almost any war, for I think this country needs one."

Theodore Roosevelt, American president from1901-1909

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Against Empire
After the Cataclysm - Noam Chomsky / Edward Herman
America Besieged - Michael Parenti
Arms Trade - the No-Nonsense guide - Gideon Burrows
Boomerang - Mark Zepezauer
Clash of Fundamentalisms, The - Tariq Ali
Confronting Empire - Eqbal Ahmad

Cry of the People - Penny Lernoux
Dark Victory - Walden Bello

Deliver Us From Evil
Dreaming War - Gore Vidal

Eyes of the Heart - Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Fortress America - William Greider
Hidden Agendas - John Pilger
Howard Zinn on War

Imperial Alibis - Stephen Shalom
Intimate History of Killing, An - in 20th-century warfare

Iran Contra Connection, The
Israeli Foreign Policy - Jane Hunter
Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel
New Rulers of the World, The - John Pilger
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace - Gore Vidal

Praetorian Guard, The - John Stockwell
Profit Over People - Noam Chomsky
Reagan, Trilateralism and the Neoliberals - Holly Sklar
Rogue State - William Blum
Rogue States - Noam Chomsky
Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws - Michael Klare
Secrets, Lies, and Democracy - Noam Chomsky

Sword and the Dollar - Michael Parenti
Target Iraq - Norman Solomon
Tinderbox - Stephen Zunes

Trial of Henry Kissinger, The - Christopher Hitchins
Trilateralism - Holly Sklar
War and Globalisation - Michel Chossudovsky
War Crimes - US War Crimes Against Iraq - Report to the Commission of Inquiry for the International War Crimes Tribunal - Ramsey Clark
War Talk - Arundhati Roy

Weapons in Space
What Uncle Sam Really Wants - Noam Chomsky

" We have about 50% of the world's wealth, but only 6.3% of the world's population... Our real task in the coming period is ... to maintain this positon of disparity ... "

George Kennan, head of US State Deparatment Policy Planning Staff, 1946



America's Global Role

The United States vs. Iraq -- A study in hypocrisy (2/98)
The Truth Behind US Foreign Policy
A Brief History of U.S. Interventions: 1945 to the Present
Censored US Foreign Policy News stories
The Mean Methods of Imperialism
US Machiavellian Foreign Policy - Means and Ends
"The Sole Superpower Syndrome"
Noam Chomsky - Why he has Concentrated on US Foreign Policy
The True Cost of War
What will it take to bring America to its senses?
Quick on the Trigger - Gore's foreign policy ?
Where Have All the Rogues Gone?
Bush is walking into a trap
The Real Foreign-Policy Debate
The World's Most Generous Misers (10/05)

"The fundamental assumption that the United States retains the right and obligation to intervene in the Third World in any way it ultimately deems necessary, including military, remains an article of faith among the people who guide both political parties."

Confronting the Third World, p296


"We live constantly with the tensions and costs of the United States' aggressive foreign policy, which not only affects profoundly the likelihood of war or peace throughout the world but also imposes monumental constraints on urgently needed social and economic changes in the Third World today."

Confronting the Third World, p298


"A brutally repressive regime was essential to America's interests because there was no civilian political option for it to turn to, and Washington had no hesitation in immediately endorsing the new order and aiding it, revealing again its two-decades-long preference for dictators and repressive regimes in the hemisphere. Chile also proved once more that the United States could never gracefully accept the verdict of democratic politics in any nation, where anti-Yankee sentiment was overwhelming for fear of seeing not only its local investments lost but also encouraging anti-United States economic legislation elsewhere in the hemisphere."

Confronting the Third World, p221


Noam Chomsky page
Michael Parenti page
William Blum page
Edward Herman page
Alan Nairn page
Amy Goodman page

" On November 1, the General Assembly of the United Nations voted to reaffirm the Outer Space Treaty-the fundamental international law that establishes that space should be reserved for peaceful uses... Only two nations declined to support this bill-the United States and Israel. "

The Progressive magazine


" Fewer and fewer members of Congress today have any real interest in national security issues..."

Senator John McCain October 1999

Foreign Policy and Pentagon

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