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Peace and the Nuclear Paradox

As President Trump threatens to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement, a step that could lead to war in Iran, Robert Koehler considers the hypocrisy of the US strategy to make more usable nukes while posturing for war against a country without any in the name of keeping the world safe.

The Shame of Killing Innocent People

Peace activist Kathy Kelly argues that the United States should take responsibility for its role in aiding Saudi Arabia in the destruction of Yemen. But the U.S. Congress will only work to stop arming and providing intelligence to Saudi Arabia if the American people show that they care enough to exert political pressure.

Creating Enemies, Creating Hell

"And finally it comes down to this: When you create enemies, you create hell." For all the shocking, bombastic style of the new administration, Robert Koehler is most disheartened by the continuing enmity at the heart of U.S. policy. Creating governing structures that reject the enmity and blame that lead to war are a bigger task than defeating Trump.

The Imitation Game: US-Iran Relations

Tensions between the United States are born not out of irreconcilable differences, but mutual desire, Suzanne Ross explains. We could mold that tension into harmony if we change our desire from securing ourselves via nuclear weapons to securing the world through relinquishing those weapons.

A New Dark Age

“What struck me” journalist Christian Parenti said in a recent Truthout interview, referring to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, “was the fact that these local towns and states around the region were...