Smart Power and “The Human Rights Industrial Complex”

The problem is both systemic and institutional in nature. As a result, many of the western world’s leading human rights organizations based in North America and Europe have become mirror reflections of a western foreign policy agenda and have become virtual clearing houses for interventionist propaganda.

Gareth Porter: Local Syria Ceasefires | The Way Out of a US Policy Dead End?

Local ceasefires can be successful, but first the US must free itself from entangling regional alliances By Gareth Porter  January 19, 2015 U.S. contradictions between the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and realities on the ground have become so acute that U.S. officials began last November discussing a proposal calling for support of local ceasefires More

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