U.S. and South Korea: A Rosy Relationship, With Thorns

Inter Press Service, October 17, 2011 WASHINGTON, Oct 17, 2011 (IPS) – The United States and South Korea maintain a close military alliance. Congress just passed a free trade agreement that will boost economic ties with Seoul. And the leaders of the two countries form a small but very powerful mutual admiration society, which The New York Times has termed a “presidential...
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Resolution against the Machine (with Jean Athey)

Foreign Policy In Focus, October 14, 2011 Communities all over the United States are reeling from budget cuts. Military contractors, meanwhile, have remained fat and well-fed on the one part of federal spending that so far hasn’t been touched by budget-cutting fever: the Pentagon. One community recently decided to call attention to this disparity. In Montgomery County, a relatively wealthy...
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The End of America’s Pacific Century

TomDispatch, October 4, 2011 Usually it’s the giant stories that catch your eye. The wars, the uproars, the Arab Spring — the things you can’t miss. But every now and then, news stories about easily overlooked subjects somehow manage to shine the strongest light on a changing world.  The Cohn sisters, Claribel and Etta, from a wealthy Baltimore family, arrived in Paris in 1905, spent...
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