Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted February 22
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.
By Greg Grandin, The Nation, posted February 21
The author teaches history at New York University.
By Lawrence Wittner, CommonDreams.org, posted February 20
The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Albany. This article critiques US policy toward Venezuela.
By Mike Ferner, OtherWords.org, posted February 20
“I treated wounded GIs from Vietnam. I saw carnage that seldom makes its way into harrowing war stories like ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ [about World War One].”
By Matthew Hoh, CounterPunch.org, posted February 15
The author served as a Marine in Iraq and as a State Department political officer in Afghanistan until resigning in 2009 in protest of US escalation of the war.
By M. J. Rosenberg, The Nation, posted February 14
The author is a former staff member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
By Chas W. Freeman, Jr., ChasFreeman.net, posted February 12
A lengthy, historically informed analysis of the relative positions of China and the U.S. and their interrelationship. The author is a longtime U.S. diplomat and official with the State and Defense departments and is currently a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
By Greg Grandin, London Review of Books, posted February 8
This article includes valuable historical background. The author teaches history at New York University.
By Brian D’Haeseleer, Washington Post, posted February 5
“The return of Elliott Abrams puts the movement back in the White House.” The author teaches history at Lyon College and has written a book on counterinsurgency in El Salvador from 1979 to 1992.
By Trita Parsi and Stephen Wertheim, Foreign Policy, posted February 4
Trita Parsi is the author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy and Stephen Wertheim is a visiting assistant professor of history at Columbia University.
By Teresa Meade, History News Network, posted February 3
“Abrams is an apt choice for the job, as his career stretches back through some of the most sordid instances of US intervention and brutality.” The author teaches history at Union College.
By the Council on Foreign Relations, posted [February 1]
A useful, detailed timeline going through January 2019.
Thanks to Roger Peace, Rusti Eisenberg, and an anonyous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.