The Syrian War in Five Sieges

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Patrick Cockburn. Posted on London Review of Books Vol 40, July 19, 2018. The road to Raqqa, once the de facto Syrian capital of Islamic State, looks surprisingly…

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Bolton, MEK and Trump’s Iran Strategy

Friday, July 13, 2018

Garry Leupp. Posted on Counterpunch July 11, 2018. There are growing indications that the Trump administration plans to use the Mojahedin-e Khalq (People’s Mojahedin of Iran, or MEK)…

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Donald Trump’s New World Order: How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Adam Entous. Posted on the New Yorker June 18, 2018. On the afternoon of December 14, 2016, Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, rode from his…

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The China–Pakistan Economic Corridor: Beyond the Rule of Capital?

Friday, June 8, 2018

Aasim Sajjad Akhtar. Posted on Monthly Review, June 1, 2018. In August 2017, seven months into the most reactionary U.S. presidency of modern times, Donald Trump ventured into…

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The Two-State Solution: An Autopsy

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Henry Siegman. Published by London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 10 · 24 May 2018 During the latest outbreak of violence in Gaza, Israeli security forces, using…

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Iran: Sanctions & War

Monday, May 28, 2018

Conn Hallinan. Posted on CounterPunch May 25, 2018. The question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran, similar to the…

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Why Mike Pompeo’s ‘Severest Sanctions’ on Iran Will Backfire

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Juan Cole. Posted on TruthDig May 23, 2018. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech on new sanctions on Iran lays out a wide range of Iranian behavior he would…

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Scourging Yemen: civilians are being punished with death

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Kathy Kelly. Posted on ZCommunications 22 May, 2018. On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that…

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Yanis Varoufakis on Lost U.S. Credibility in Middle East, from Iran Deal to Israel Embassy Move

Friday, May 18, 2018

Posted on Democracy Now 14 May 2018. In the latest economic fallout from President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the landmark Iran nuclear agreement,…

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Iran, USA and Israel: The drift towards War

Friday, May 11, 2018

Adam Shatz. Posted on London Review of Books May 11, 2018. Benjamin Netanyahu first met Donald Trump in 1986, when they were introduced by Ronald Lauder, the heir…

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Playing Tehran’s game. The Islamic Republic thrives on crisis.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Yassamine Mather. Posted on  Weekly Worker May 10, 2018. Those who believe Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal will damage the Islamic Republic are badly mistaken. When Donald…

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Secret Teams in Another Deadly Imperial War

Friday, May 11, 2018

Jeremy Kuzmarov. Posted on ZNet May 10, 2013. The New York Times has reported of the presence of secret teams of American Green Berets on the Saudi Arabian…

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How Will Europe React to Trump’s Dumping the Iran Deal?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Gary Leupp. Posted on Counterpunch 9th May 2018. People are asking how Iran will respond to Trump’s announcement about U.S.withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed…

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The war on Iran has begun. Russia must end it

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Dan Glazebrook. Posted on Middle East Eye, May 4, 2018. The destruction of states such as Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Iran is about isolating Russia when its own…

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Israel vs Iran, a looming war

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Paul Rogers. Posted on Open Democracy April 26, 2018. The joint cruise-missile attack on Syria by forces of the United States, France and the United Kingdom on the…

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Exclusive emails show how the White Helmets tried to recruit Roger Waters with Saudi money

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Max Blumenthal.  Posted on MRonline (April 22, 2018). Originally published: Gray Zone (April 19, 2018). During a Barcelona concert on April 13, Roger Waters denounced the Syrian White Helmets…

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Seven years after: what is next for Syria?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Syrian playwright Mohammad Al Attar moderates a panel on seven years of the Syrian revolution featuring the great Yassin al-Haj Saleh, Thomas Pierret and Kristin Helberg. The 18th…

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Misrule of global capitalism: Book review

Friday, April 20, 2018

Social Inequality, Economic Decline, and Plutocracy: An American Crisis, Dale L. Johnson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 240 pp. $159. Published on New Politics volume 16, number 4, 2017. Reviewed…

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Open Letter from the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists to Iranian labor Unions

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Posted on Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists April 15, 2018. Currently, the military interventions of the Islamic Republic in the region and especially in Syria have become so…

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Diplomacy, not bombing, the way to end Syria’s agony

Monday, April 16, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn. Posted on the Guardian April 15 and ZNet on April 16. These are serious times. Following the missile attacks on Syria, now is the moment for a powerful…

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Trump’s Rush to Judgment on Syrian Chemical Attack: Illegal and Deadly

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Marjorie Cohn. Posted on Truthout on April 12, 2018. Donald Trump says the United States is about to bomb Syria, and Russia has vowed to shoot down US…

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War in Syria: remember the hypocricy over chemical warfare in the Middle East

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Robert Fisk. Posted on Independent April 12, 2018 and ZNet April 14, 2018. Oh, the hypocrisy of it. The ignoble aims. The distraction. The outrageous lies and excuses….

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U.S. & Israel Revving Up War Machine Won’t Help Suffering Syrian Civilians

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Glenn Greenwald. Posted on Democracy Now April 9, 2018. We begin today’s show in Syria, where Israeli F-15 bomber jets have reportedly bombed a Syrian air base used…

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Iran: Triple alliance of US, Israel and Saudi Arabia piles on pressure

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Yassamine Mather. Posted on Weekly Worker no 1197, April 5, 2018. The first two weeks of the Iranian new year have been eventful times. Sections of the local…

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Iran, Russia and Turkey plan Syria’s future as Trump seeks an exit

Friday, April 6, 2018

Erin Cunningham Posted on Washington Post on April 4. 2018 ISTANBUL — The leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey met Wednesday for high-level talks on ending the Syrian…

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Survivors of the Syrian Wars

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Patrick Cockburn. Published in London Review of Books Volume 40 number 7 April 5, 2018. When I first visited Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria, early in 2015, it…

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The Ignorant and the Arrogant: How Pompeo and Bolton Bring Us Closer to War in the Middle East

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Patrick Cockburn. Posted on Counterpunch April 2, 2018. Armed conflict between the US and Iran is becoming more probable by the day as super-hawks replace hawks in the…

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Bolton pick underscores Trump’s foreign policy confusion

Friday, March 23, 2018

Michael Crowley and Bryan Bender. Posted on Politico on March 23, 2018. For the Donald Trump who preaches an “America First” foreign policy with little patience for international…

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Palestine: US smooths Israel’s path to annexing West Bank

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jonathan Cook. Posted on ZCommunications on March 19, 2018. Seemingly unrelated events all point to a tectonic shift in which Israel has begun preparing the ground to annex…

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Sara R. Farris, In the Name of Women’s Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism – Book Review

Friday, March 16, 2018

Catherine Rottenberg. Posted on Jadaliyya on February 12, 2018. Farris’ new book In the Name of Women’s Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism illuminates the particular ways in which…

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