Articles by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies

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U.S. Joins Past Empires in Afghan Graveyard
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies | The Progressive – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Apr 2021

15 Apr 2021 – President Biden announced a removal of all U.S. troops by September 11, but he failed to include some important details.

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U.S. Joins “Rules-Based World” on Afghanistan
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

The U.S.A. asked the United Nations to lead peace negotiations for Afghanistan. Could U.S. leaders finally be opening a door to the “rules-based world” of the UN and international law, which they claim to uphold but in practice routinely ignore and violate?

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Ten Problems with Biden’s Foreign Policy–and One Solution
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

12 Mar 2021 – On Biden’s failure to begin dismantling Trump’s most harmful foreign policies, and the simple principle that offers him a way out of this maze of war, sanctions and militarism.

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Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Mar 2021

4 Mar 2021 – The recent U.S. airstrike in Syria in the context of 20 years of U.S. and allied/NATO bombing in the Greater Middle East and the secrecy that has enveloped U.S. bombing since Feb 2020, when Trump stopped publishing monthly U.S. Airpower Summaries.

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Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

26 Feb 2021 – The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing “Iranian-backed militias” who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS?

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What Planet Is NATO Living On?
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

23 Feb 2021 – The dangerously one-sided threat assessments on which NATO’s plans are based, the increased risk of nuclear war that they present, and the disconnect between NATO’s renewed Cold War against Russia and China and the views of people in NATO member countries.

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Is Biden Committing Diplomatic Suicide over the Iran Nuclear Agreement?
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

How President Biden is backtracking on his commitment to rejoin the international nuclear agreement with Iran, and how this risks killing the agreement and undermining his broader commitment to diplomacy.

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The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

3 Feb 2021 – The dichotomy between the economic needs of the North American people and their leaders’ redundant and destructive militarism. Will they squander the U.S. only hope for a successful transformation from a decadent and declining empire to a dynamic and prosperous post-imperial future?

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Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

1 Jul 2020 – The corporate media and much of the public still take Trump at his word when he says he wants to end the endless wars and bring U.S. troops home. But he’s been in office for 3-1/2 years and he hasn’t done it. What is the reality behind the smoke and mirrors?

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Venezuela: U.S.A.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies - Counterpunch, 11 Feb 2019

6 Feb 2019 – In his masterpiece, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II, William Blum, who died Dec 2018, wrote accounts of 55 U.S. regime change operations around the world. Noam Chomsky’s blurb on the back says simply, “Far and away the best book on the topic.” We agree. Since Killing Hope was published in 1995, the U.S. has conducted at least 13 more regime change operations.

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