Category: East Europe

Ramzy Baroud: Listen to Syrians: The Media Jackals and the People’s Narrative

But how could a story that is so thoroughly covered and discussed round the clock in so exhaustive a fashion be so far removed from the reality at hand?

Juan Cole: What is Russia’s Strategy in Syria & Why does Egypt Approve?

Russian MiGs for the first time on Wednesday gave close air support to the Syrian Arab Army as it attacked rebels north of Homs. The Russians also continued their airstrikes against rebel-held Idlib Province. And, the Russians for the first time launched cruise missiles from warships in the Caspian Sea on rebel targets. Over the Read more…

Pepe Escobar: The NATO-Russia face off in Syria

Russia’s spectacular entry into the war theatre threw elaborate plans into disarray

Patrick Cockburn: Syria crisis: Let’s welcome Russia’s entry into this war

The Russians and Iranians should be integrated as far as possible into any talks about the future of Syria

David Swanson: The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means

This is the Cuban missile crisis with way more nukes, way crazier elected officials

Juan Cole: Syria: Is there a Russian-Iranian Dispute over Fate of al-Assad?

Russia and Iran don’t see eye to eye about the future of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad after their military intervention in the civil war, according to correspondent Basil Muhammad of the Kuwaiti dailiy al-Siyasah (“Politics”). Mr. Muhammad says he interviewed a member of the Iraqi parliament who declined to speak on the record. This individual Read more…

Juan Cole: Deal with Saudis? Why does the US care if Russia bombs al-Qaeda and its Allies in Syria?

The fact is that the United States has bombed the Support Front/ al-Qaeda on several occasions, itself, so it is odd to criticize Russia for that

David Swanson: Hillary Offers Syria a Libyan-Iraqi-Style Paradise

The United States still dreams of overthrowing Assad on the cheap without a massive U.S. occupation, and without bombing quite the whole country

Vijay Prashad: The Syrian dilemma

The failure of U.S. strategy is clear from CIA estimates that the I.S. has three times the number of fighters it had last year

Pepe Escobar: Obama, Putin: Checkmate

What’s certain – for the overwhelming majority of the Global South – is that the Empire of Chaos made a mess everywhere

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