Category: Belgium

Martin Conway: The bitter fruits of alienation: Belgium’s struggle is the problem of our age

“What we feared has happened,” remarked Charles Michel, the prime minister of Belgium, in the immediate aftermath of the horrible and violent attacks on Brussels airport and the Maelbeek metro station on March 22. Yes, indeed. Nothing is less surprising than that the vortex of terrorism and repression that has developed since the November 2015 Read more…

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Richard Falk: Reflections on the Brussels Attack

The colonial, and even post-colonial patterns of intervention were all one-sided with the combat zone reliably confined to the distant other

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Juan Cole: What would effective Counter-Terrorism look like after Brussels?

When Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, the FBI did not suggest armed patrols of lower middle class white neighborhoods

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Glenn Greenwald: Highlighting Western Victims While Ignoring Victims of Western Violence

FOR DAYS NOW, American cable news has broadcast non-stop coverage of the horrific attack in Brussels. Viewers repeatedly heard from witnesses and from the wounded. Video was shown in a loop of the terror and panic when the bombs exploded. Networks dispatched their TV stars to Brussels, where they remain. NPR profiled the lives of several Read more…

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Glenn Greenwald: Hillary Clinton Has Embraced Some of the Most Brutal Dictators in the World

Interview on the election, the attacks in Brussels and more

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Frank Barat: The Brussels Attacks

Only more understanding can defeat terrorism and its root causes

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Juan Cole: Dear Trump & Cruz: Muslim Turkey arrested Brussels Terrorist & Gave him to European Authorities

Ripping up the Bill of Rights is an odd platform for “conservative” candidates. What is it that they want to conserve if not the Constitution?

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Jean Bricmont: Why Belgium?

Brussels attacks is the latest blowblack against western regime change

Chris Floyd: Zero-Sum in Brussels

The Savage Vision Driving a Terror-Ridden World

Martin Conway: What is it about Molenbeek? The bit of Belgium that was a base for Paris terror attacks

What is true of Molenbeek would be equally true of areas of London and Paris. But what is specifically Belgian about this story is the state of Belgium

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