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William Pfaff

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  • Ukraine and the American expansionism

    Events in Ukraine are a continuing and increasingly dangerous prolongation of a Cold War supposedly called off at the meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev in January 1992. These events may be read as driven by ideology...
  • This is why war goes on

    The refusal of Hamas in Gaza to accept the peace talks proposed Monday by the Egyptian government, briefly accepted by the Netanyahu government in Israel, is -- in the minds of the Hamas leadership -- a victory over their enemy. The Israeli bombardment of...
  • How do you "make" democracy?

    Barring the increasingly influential Isolationist/Tea Party wing of the American electorate, opinion is and always has been that the United States is the messenger of democracy to a world that usually hasn't earned it and probably doesn't deserve it. The...
  • It's too late, Mr. Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry thinks Iraq can be saved with a new prime minister to take the place of Nouri al-Maliki. The new one would make friends with the alienated and hostile Sunni citizens that make up some 40 percent of the country's population,...
  • History moves, but not always ahead

    The weekend past saw the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, with as consequence the First World War. The sequence of the events by which this happened has often been analyzed in the search for an answer to a much deeper...
  • Disillusioned Washington and the Middle East

    The Marines -- 250 of them, together with carrier air support and Marine Corps Osprey support craft -- have been dispatched to save the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the "biggest in the world," "the size of the Vatican City," with its swimming pools and...
  • Obama could spare Israel terrible outcome

    The merciful death that has, at last, been administered to Secretary of State John Kerry's foredoomed Israel-Palestinian settlement talks has been greeted by little beyond silence in the international community. Anyone possessing a modicum of reason knew...
  • Mr. Kagan and the ruin of ideas

    The neo-conservative commentator, Robert Kagan, co-founder in 1997 of the Project for a New American Century, and after that institution crashed amidst the ruins of Iraq, founder of its 2009 successor, the Foreign Policy Initiative, is continuing his...
  • The outcome of the European Parliament elections

    The outcome of the recently concluded European Parliament elections is described in press and political circles in Europe and North America as a shock or crisis, but the actual reaction is better named hysteria, as if "Europe" is all over, and the rise of...
  • This affair is about to be over

    Nearly every intelligent witness to the nearly seven decades of Israel's alliance with the United States and Western Europe now understands that the affair is about to be over. In 1948 and the years that immediately followed, the alliance was the...
  • President Obama, choose your words carefully

    President Barack Obama, in the interview given last weekend to The New York Times' Thomas Friedman, provided illumination on his foreign policy thinking, at this moment of fraught drama in both Iraq and Ukraine, but the counsels concerning the two didn'...