Category: Middle East

Charles Glass: In the Syria We Don’t Know

It took less than a year for the armed militias that coalesced into the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Islamic Front to displace the pro-democracy demonstrators

Jelle Bruinsma: Kobanê, the Kurdish Struggle, and the Dangers Lurking Ahead

While ISIS has been driven out of Kobanê, dangers of U.S. imperial prerogatives lurk around the corner for Kurdish ambitions for democratic autonomy

Mustafa Gurbuz: Where are Turkey, the PKK and the Kurds Going?

The PKK has become increasingly aggressive as its demands have long been postponed

Vijay Prashad: For clarity in Syria’s muddy politics

The integrity of the idea of humanitarian intervention by the West is threadbare.

William Blum: The Islamist State

You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies, ripping apart the social, political, economic and legal fabric, torturing thousands, killing millions, and expect civilization and human decency to survive

Noam Chomsky: Dark Clouds Loom

Interview on the threat of nuclear war, the recent escalation of violence in Gaza, and the growth of ISIS in Iraq

Ben Norton: California Leads the Way in the “Block the Boat” Movement

The world’s peoples are standing up for human rights, freedom, and dignity. This is how history is made. It always has been, and it always will be

Paul Street: The Logical Bipartisan Insanity of Endless War

Such is the logic of endless imperial war, an Orwellian U.S. complex with a stark state-capitalist twist in the second decade of the 21st century

Noam Chomsky: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Noam Chomsky speaks with Stefan Molyneux about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how United States involvement has impacted peace talks

Ramzy Baroud: The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

While the US-led coalition can indeed inflect much damage on IS and eventually claim some sort of victory, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern nations

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