Category: Iraq

Patrick Cockburn: Isis: Islamic militants have army of 200,000, claims senior Kurdish leader

CIA has hugely underestimated the number of jihadis, who now rule an area the size of Britain

Vijay Prashad: Those American boots. That Iraqi soil

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told politicians in Washington that US troops might move to the front-line of the fight against the Islamic State group

Vijay Prashad: Continent of the Islamic State

The tectonic shifts that continue to create the Islamic State are to be found in the harsh repression of ordinary grievances, whether against corruption or for better wages

Paul Street: The United States is the Top Terrorist State on Earth

Never forget that the US is home to a giant military- and security-industrial complex that has strong vested interests in endless war

Nicola Nasser: The endgame of the US ‘Islamic State’ strategy

The US, Israel and their regional allies have been on the record that the final target of their “regime change” campaign in the Middle East was to dismantle the Syria–Iran alliance

Ben Norton: Turkey Is Supporting ISIS

Turkey is fanning the flames of a bloody and mushrooming sectarian conflagration

Patrick Cockburn: Whose side is Turkey on?

Foreign intervention will only increase the level of violence and the Sunni-Shia civil war will gather force, with no end in sight

Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?

Four Months into Iraq War 3.0, the Cracks Are Showing — on the Battlefield and at the Pentagon

Florian Wilde: The Kurdish Question, the PKK and the tasks of the radical Left

Current developments in Kurdistan and gives a brief overview of the history of the Kurdish liberation movement and the PKK’s illegal status in Germany

Ayşan Sönmez: The War in the Middle East and the Breakdown of Humanitarianism in Turkey: Impressions of Suruç

It is unclear when the war in the Middle East will end and how much longer this outflow of refugees will continue

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