Digital Surveillance and Online Disinformation in Palestine In January 2021, the TikTok account of Quds News Network (QNN) – a popular Palestinian outlet – was removed without any notice, in a move widely deemed as censorship. Hamzah al Shobaki, the platform’s TikTok account manager, said the account was deleted after it shared 1,200 posts related to Arab … Continue reading "Digital Surveillance and Online Disinformation in Palestine"
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Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media’s foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden’s pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs is stuck in the quicksand of 1950s U.S.-Russia Cold War politics and dreams of continued NATO … Continue reading "Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland?"
Prussian general and military theorist Carl von Clausevitz famously said that “war is a continuation of politics by other means.” I think we can reverse this: politics is war by other means. The ultimate aim of politics (in the narrow sense of the word; there’s a more elevated philosophical sense) is what Frederic Bastiat called … Continue reading "A Defense of the Peaceful Transfer of War-Making Power"
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Israel’s decision to exclude Palestinians from its COVID-19 vaccination campaign may have surprised many. Even by Israel’s poor humanitarian standards, denying Palestinians access to life-saving medication seems extremely callous. Amnesty International, among many organizations, condemned the Israeli government’s decision to bar Palestinians from receiving the vaccine. The rights group described the Israeli action as evidence … Continue reading "Covid-19 Under Apartheid: How Israel Manipulates Suffering of Palestinians"
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An especially frustrating aspect of the defense and foreign policy team that Joe Biden is assembling is the pervasive view among its members that U.S. foreign policy was in splendid shape before Donald Trump became president. Given that comforting delusion, it’s not surprising that their "solution" is merely to restore the status quo ante – … Continue reading "Biden Needs To Embrace New Thinking on North Korea"
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