Encircling Empire: Report #27 — Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

This and previous issues have been archived on a dedicated site—please see: ENCIRCLING EMPIRE. For frequent updates, please “like” our Facebook page and/or follow on Twitter. There are four parts to this report: Notes on Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy speech; An overview of Trump’s positions on NATO; An annotated list of articles on… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #27 — Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy

Against Any Further US Intervention in Iraq

Earlier this week we posted Donnchadh Mac an Ghoill’s interview with Sadiq Al Timimi on the current conflict in Iraq, in historical, local, and international contexts. Given the mounting ex post facto justifications for another round of heightened US military intervention in Iraq, already well underway and with no defined limit in either the scope… Read More Against Any Further US Intervention in Iraq

LIBYA: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/51851726 w=594&h=334] Based on my latest book, Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War On Libya and Africa (Baraka Books, Montreal, 2012), and nearly two years of extensive documentary research, this film places the 2011 US/NATO war in Libya in a more meaningful context than that of a war to “protect civilians” driven by the urgent need… Read More LIBYA: Race, Empire, and the Invention of Humanitarian Emergency

Encircling Empire: Report #17—Consequences

Encircling Empire: Report #17—Consequences Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period, providing links and representative extracts or key passages from each resource, usually focusing on certain countries/continents and/or processes in each report. The focus of the reports ranges from imperialism discussed in broad strokes,… Read More Encircling Empire: Report #17—Consequences