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William Pfaff

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • What Ukraine really needs

    The United States has a recent history of going to war for dubious reasons promoted by interested groups, for which afterwards Americans are sorry. I have in mind the controversial Tonkin Gulf incident that was used to justify large-scale U.S....
  • The election of a new European parliament

    The coming weekend will see the election of a new European parliament. These elections traditionally are unsatisfactory because of the lack of a true and informed European electorate. This year they may provide an unprecedented shock. In France -- the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A real risk of war

    Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea and threat to Ukraine are causing damage he perhaps did not anticipate: disorientation of the United States and profound division in Europe, especially in Germany, and in NATO. A real risk of war. American...
  • A third Obama disappointment seems imminent

    The first Obama administration was distinguished by eloquent promises and high expectations, especially in Norway where the jury of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded their annual distinction to Barack Obama even before he had settled down into the chair...
  • What do Washington and the West now want?

    Here again in the Ukrainian affair we see the Manichean habits of mind of the Cold War, still the most powerful precedent in the last 50 years of American and Western political history and policy studies. Among commentators and officials the tendency...
  • Outcome of the French municipal elections

    The outcome of the French municipal elections last weekend contributed to the general European unease about the future of the European Union. In May European Parliament elections will take place in the troubled circumstances of economic crisis...