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Summary of The Sugar High of Unipolarity: Why U.S. Military Interventions Increased after the Cold War

The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft had a zoom meeting The Sugar High of Unipolarity: Why U.S. Military Interventions Increased after the Cold War with speakers Monica Duffy Toft, Sidita Kushi, and John Mearsheimer. Toft and Kushi are authors of the following paper in the Journal of Conflict Resolution: Introducing the Military Intervention Project: A […]

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Roger Waters (from Pink Floyd) works to raise awareness of the costs of militarism

Roger Waters, the 78 year old creative genius behind the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, is launching the This is Not a Drill Tour.  Checkout  that web page for tour dates and venues.  He’ll be in Portland, Oregon on Sept 10 and in Tacoma on Sept 16.  He’ll be at many other cities before and […]

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Putin is a neocon’s dream come true

I suspect that many antiwar activists are upset not just about the outbreak of war in Ukraine but also by the fact that Putin’s stupid and evil invasion makes U.S. aggressive policies seem reasonable. Putin has managed to unite the world behind U.S. militarism, and U.S. public opinion seems solidly against Putin, as it should […]

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Summary of The Quincy Institute video “Who’s Afraid of the Military Industrial Complex?”

The Quincy Institute video Who’s Afraid of the Military Industrial Complex? – YouTube  (embedded below) that Coleen shared has gotten 424 views and 37 likes.  A music video or a cat video often gets millions of views.  Apparently not many people are afraid of the MiC, maybe because they think the topic is BORING. Well, […]

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How the U.S. provoked Russia in Ukraine: A Compendium

Most of mainstream American media echo the official U.S. position that Russia is the only aggressor in Ukraine. Here is a collection of articles and quotations from senior U.S. diplomats, academics, military personnel, think tanks, and journalists that explain U.S. responsibility for provoking the crisis. I hope the collection is useful as a resource for […]

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The New York Times talks up war with China

The New York Times daily email included  Biden’s foreign policy priorities, which emphasized the need to pivot from Afghanistan to big-power competition with China and Russia. It shows how Times promotes a pro-war narrative. We have an interest in facing down the terrorist threat, the president said, but that threat is no longer centered in […]

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On the stupidity of preparing to wage war with China

The U.S. is preparing for war with China; is surrounding China with bases, warships, and missiles; and is promoting the Pacific Defense Initiative to collaborate with other nations in Asia to confront China. Likewise, the U.S. Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China. (“When future generations of Americans cast their gaze toward new […]

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Conflicting claims about whether Russia and China want to stop militarization of space

(Revised: 2021-05-10) These two paragraphs from Washington Examiner’s House Democrat fears looming space war: ‘We’ll all be dead’  contradict the emails and articles I’ve seen from peace groups claiming that Russia and China have been asking for treaties about the militarization of space. A quartet of State Department and Pentagon officials appeared before members of […]

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The Eisenhower Project: documentation of claims

The Eisenhower Project has an animation listing some claims about U.S. militarism. This article documents those claims. “$6.4 trillion wasted since 2001” Brown University’s Costs of War project “Over 810,000 people killed in U.S. wars since 2001” Brown University’s Costs of War project “800 military bases in 70+ countries” Politico: Where in the World Is […]