Attacks on Marine firebase reveal secret US escalation in Iraq

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Patrick Martin World Socialist Web Site Two attacks on a US firebase in northern Iraq, which killed one US Marine and wounded several more, have led to revelations…

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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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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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On ISIS

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Editorial commentary – MER276 Middle East Research and Information Project In early June 2014 the world was shocked by news of the fall of Mosul, the third largest…

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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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Pipeline politics in Syria

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

By Major Rob Taylor Armed Forces Journal You can’t understand the conflict without talking about natural gas. Much of the media coverage suggests that the conflict in Syria…

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Magical Thinking about Isis

Friday, November 27, 2015

By Adam Shatz – London Review of Books In a wide-ranging essay in the LRB, Adam Shatz, discusses the causes and repercussions of the recent Daesh (ISIS) attacks…

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