Stories by Alfred McCoy

Alfred McCoy is the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A TomDispatch regular, he is the author of Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State, which is the source for much of the material in this essay. subscribe to Alfred McCoy's feed

Posted on: Jul 21, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

Donald Trump’s road to debacle in the greater Middle East.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

Duterte's reign in the Philippines is a warning to the world.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2015, Source: Tom Dispatch

Washington versus China in the twenty-first century

Posted on: Feb 24, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

From bloody coups to decades of torture, American exceptionalism is weakening the international system it created.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

The NSA solved a problem that has bedeviled world powers for ages—with just a few computer key strokes.