Stories by Conn Hallinan

Foreign Policy In Focus columnist Conn Hallinan can be read at www.dispatchesfromtheedgeblog.wordpress.com and www.middleempireseries.wordpress.com.  subscribe to Conn Hallinan's feed

Posted on: Jun 11, 2015, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

What does a Saudi-Turkish axis means for the already-troubled region?

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

A new book explains that Canada's support for the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan is linked to aspirations of empire.

Posted on: May 29, 2013, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The war has been awful for all involved--and without peace negotiations, it will stay that way.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2013, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Establishing a pro-western government in Damascus and inflicting damage on Iran is mostly illusion.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

In the case of Iran, international politics has become a de-facto state of war.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Netanyahu may calculate that an election-season Israeli attack might force the Obama administration to back a war and/or damage Obama’s re-election chances.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A military that conducts stealthy night raids, secret assassinations, and death-dealing drones is more likely to believe it has the right to control America's policy abroad.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

America faces a huge challenge in caring for the shocking number or traumatized war vets.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2011, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

North Korea's lesson from Libya is that if you give up your WMD programs peacefully, you may have lost your best defense from invasion.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Today, Kashmir could spark a nuclear war that would have a global effect. It is short-sighted to ignore the UN's original proposal and instead pursue an anti-China alliance.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

A strengthened and more democratic United Nations is necessary to resolve these crises. The alternatives are the stuff of nightmares.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

While the world is riveted by the on-going crisis around Iran's nuclear program, the most immediate danger of a war may be on Israel's border with Lebanon

Posted on: Aug 16, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

There never was a goal set by NATO and Afghanistan that was achievable; because their blood and capital are finite.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Colombia is currently the most dangerous country in the world for trade unionists, and the U.S. is likely implicated in the murders.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Though Iran does not have nuclear capability, the U.S. and Israel are espousing a doctrine of "pre-emption."

Posted on: Apr 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Ramping up the rhetoric of war in a volatile region can lead to a misstep and once the dogs of war are off their leash, it will be hard to bring them to heel.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

It's almost as if there is something about that hard-edged Central Asian country that deranges its occupiers.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2009, Source: CounterPunch

Israel faces growing international pressure to freeze its settlements -- will the U.S. join the chorus?

Posted on: May 27, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

In Syria, Sudan and elsewhere there have been violent attacks that no country has claimed responsibility for. A dark new trend in warfare.

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