foreign policy

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Book Q&A: How the Government Constructed An Anti-Immigrant Machine

In her new book, “We Built The Wall,” author Eileen Truax unravels how the United States’ economic and political interests stirred the violent conditions immigrants flee from and the policies that shut them out.

Student Activists for Palestinian Justice Discuss Ejection from Bernie Sanders Event

Members of Boston Students For Justice In Palestine were ejected from a Bernie Sanders rally this weekend. Now, they’ve released a statement on the matter. 

Do Western Strikes in Libya Betray Peaceful Revolt Everywhere?

Western nations enter the fray with ulterior motives that may make a just end impossible.

Dispatch From El Salvador: Obama's Drug War Feels Eerily Familiar

Salvadorans watch uneasily as a new leftist government militarizes daily life in the same way the old right-wing one did–only now, they hunt narcos instead of communists.

Wars on the U.S.-Mexico Border Divide and Conquer

U.S. drug and trade policies still do more to create instability than fight it.

The Budget Line Neither Party's Willing To Defend: Foreign Aid

We’re still putting our money into war, rather than peace and prosperity.

Halfway Through Term, Obama Still Hasn't Earned His Nobel Prize

As Obama greets Chinese President Hu Jintao this week, he does so with a record of more words than deeds on human rights.

Under Political Siege, Muslim Americans Confront America's Ugly Side

AmericanMuslim.img_assist_custom.jpgBesieged by media attacks and riven by internal conflicts, Muslim American communities have been wrestling with an identity crisis for years now.