Links to Recent Articles of Interest
“A New Phase in the Great Game: U.S., Soviets, India, Pakistan Vied to Shape a New Afghanistan in Late 1980s”
By the National Security Archive, posted February 1.
Official documents newly obtained by Georgetown University’s National Security Archive, with introduction and document summaries by Svetlana Savranskaya.
“Elliott Abrams, Trump’s Pick to Bring ‘Democracy’ to Venezuela, Has Spent His Life Crushing Democracy”
By Jon Schwartz, The Intercept, posted January 30.
An extensive accounting of Abrams’ role in U.S. policy in Central America and the Middle East from the early 1980s to the present.
By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted January 30.
The author is director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies.
By Adam H. Johnson, TruthDig.com, posted January 29.
The author is a media analyst for FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting).
By Greg Grandin and Elizabeth Oglesby, The Nation, posted January 25.
Greg Grandin teaches history at New York University and Elizabeth Oglesby teaches Latin American studies at the University of Arizona.
By Rebecca Hanson and Tim Gill, NACLA, posted January 24.
The authors teach Latin American studies at, respectively, the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
By Seymour Hersh, London Review of Books, January 24 issue.
On the influence of George H. W. Bush over foreign and military policy in the Reagan administration.
By Melissa J. Gismondi, Washington Post, posted January 18. “The President leverages a savage threat to white women to justify his open project.”
The author is a historian and journalist with a PhD in North American history from the University of Virginia.
By Patrick Cockburn, The Unz Review, posted January 12.
A British view of the roots of migration from the Middle East to Europe.
Thanks to Chad Pearson, Rusti Eisenberg, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.