Non-violence versus US imperialism
Challenges to US imperialism based on armed struggle have been largely unsuccessful. A much more promising strategy is nonviolent popular action, which has only begun to be taken seriously for its potential long-term effectiveness. Six case studies - the Vietnam war, nuclear weapons, East Timor, Iraq, Puerto Rico and the so-called Arab spring - illustrate the potential of popular unarmed resistance to facets of the US imperial system. This approach warrants further development.