Category: Syria

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: 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

Ayşan Sönmez: Kobanê and the breakdown of humanitarianism in Turkey

The Syrian refugees from Kobanê living in camps in southern Turkey are faced with numerous hardships on a daily basis

Saleh Muslim: A Revolution of Life

interview about the fight of Rojava against the Islamic State (ISIS) and the development of democratic autonomy during the Rojava revolution

Shamus Cooke: A New Push for Peace in Syria?

The world must demand that peace be pursued, lest the Syrian catastrophe continu

Vijay Prashad: America’s less bad choices in Syria

The worst choice of all is the one that is in play – the destruction of Syrians’ futures

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

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