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Aug. 21, 2014 - The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked a long overdue discussion about the militarization of local police. The funds and equipment funneled to police departments to fight the "war on drugs" and the "war on terror" have given cops access to military hardware that seems inappropriate for...
August 20, 2014 - Henry Siegman wrote this for the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center (NOREF). Henry Siegman is the president of the U.S./Middle East Project. He served as a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a non-resident research professor at the Sir Joseph Hotung Middle East Program, School of Oriental...
Aug. 13, 2014 - Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah!
The lyrics from the eponymous Van Halen song could just as easily be the nation's port policy — if the country had one.
Panama is nearing completion of retrofitting the Panama Canal to accommodate much larger ships. The prospect of these ships calling on the East and Gulf Coasts has...