The perils and promise of wartime analysis: Lessons from Syria

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Ghaleb Attrache Berkley Journal of Sociology For many, the “Syrian tragedy” is a prime example of popular aspirations gone disastrously awry, the “revolution-turned-civil-war”. Was any of this was…

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Burning country: Syrians in revolution and war

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Robin Yassin-Kassab Syria Solidarity UK Talk given at LSE on March 21 2016. Robin Yassin Kassab is author of Road from Damascus and is closely involved with the…

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Kurdish PYD leader: Time has proved us right

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Interview by Karlos Zurutuza Links Salih Muslim Muhammad is co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party – PYD, the political force that has led the uprising of the Kurds in…

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Political Islam, class and capital. Part 2: Manifestation of centre-periphery crisis

Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Ardeshir Mehrdad Illustration by Ardeshir Mohassess Despite claims to the contrary, political Islam is a child of late capitalism, growing where capitalist development is more advanced. There are…

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The end of Syria’s Baathist dictatorship?

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fred H Lawson Le Monde Diplomatique As Syria’s civil war enters its sixth year, President Bashar al-Assad finds himself steadily gaining strength relative to the country’s disparate collection…

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The Global disorder of Capital

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Alain Badiou translated by Yassamine Mather Weekly Worker Alain Badiou discusses the consequences of neoliberal capital’s disastrous policies worldwide and what he calls new imperial practices. He writes:…

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Iran-Iraq War, Chemical Wonders: Book Review

Friday, February 12, 2016

London Review of Books Joost Hiltermann reviews a new book on the Iran-Iraq war by Pierre Razoux, translated into English by Nicholas Elliott. Hiltermann, a program director of…

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Experiment in communal living in Eastern Turkey destroyed

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Abdullah Demirbas New York Times Former mayor of Diyarbakir’s historic Sur district in eastern Turkey describes how an experiment in peaceful communal living among different ethnic and religious…

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The national question part II: New context, new focus: the colonial question after Lenin

Friday, February 5, 2016

By Moshé Machover Weekly Worker The second of a three part historical analysis examines the roots and possible solution to the asymmetrical confrontation between two discrete national groups:…

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Iran: Democracy and the coming parliamentary elections

Friday, January 22, 2016

Ardeshir Mehrdad in interview with the Farsi site tabaqeh (class) You can see in the coming parliamentary election the central and ongoing contradiction of the Islamic regime. On…

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Why are so many staying silent on the Kurdish conflict?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pinar Tremblay Al-Monitor The current war imposed on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Kurdish people by the Erdogan regime in Turkey is not only causing terrible…

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The national question part 1: Israel, colonialism and the natives

Thursday, December 24, 2015

By Moshé Machover Weekly Worker The Zionist colonisation of Palestine, ongoing since the turn of the 20th century, has engendered a conflict with exceptional features. In essence it…

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A brief history of ISIS – ISIS emerged out of the dashed hope of the Arab Spring

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

by Adam Hanieh Jacobin In the wake of the November 13 attacks in Paris, much of the Left has linked the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq…

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The House of Zion

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Editorial by Perry Anderson New Left Review Since the turn of the century, the Arab states have come to constitute a zone for Western military intervention without parallel…

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Syrian Democratic and Revolutionary Opposition

Monday, December 14, 2015

Interview with Joseph Daher Radio Zamaneh Joseph Daher is a  Syrian-Swiss Marxist intellectual with a PhD in Development at  the University of SOAS, London. He is also a member of Solidarités…

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Along the divide – Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies

Thursday, December 10, 2015

By Nathan Thrall London Review of Books Periphery: Israel’s Search for Middle East Allies by Yossi Alpher Rowman and Littlefield, 196 pp, £23.95, January, ISBN 978 1 4422 3101 6 Israel is now confronted…

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The French Emergency

Sunday, December 6, 2015

By Gray Anderson in Jacobin From Algeria to the Paris attacks, French elites have used state of emergency legislation to consolidate power and repress dissent. Read more

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Political Islam, class and capital Part 1: what are its common features?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
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By Ardeshir Mehrdad Illustration by Ardeshir Mohasses The last three decades have witnessed a relentless growth of Islamist movements, so that today political Islam is an undeniable reality…

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