Category: War and Peace

Florian Zollmann: The Rise of German Imperialism

On 31 August 2014, the German government decided to supply the Northern Iraqi Kurds with arms shipments in support of their struggle against the Islamic State

Carl Drott: Fighting Power in Kobanî

In northern Syria, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) have held their ground against intruders for over two years, despite lacking any kind of external support

Alex Doherty: The Good War

Nearly seventy years since the defeat of Nazi Germany there is still plenty of political mileage in assuming the mantle of the allied victors of 1945

Baris Kaaragaac: What Role Is Turkey Playing in the War against ISIS?

Fighting between IS and various armed groups has brought about 140,000 Syrian Kurdish refugees across the border into Turkey

Michael Karadjis: Syrian rebels overwhelmingly condemn US bombing as an attack on revolution

The US aim now seems to be to further eviscerate the revolution, in a number of different ways

Paul Street: “Heart of Darkness”: Obama’s Orwellian Chutzpah at the United Nations

U.S. claims to advance democracy, freedom, and humanitarian development have always been and remain little more than deceptive cover

Nick Turse: Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea

In the Face of Rising Maritime Insecurity, AFRICOM Claims Success and Obama Embraces a Strongman

Joris Leverink: Kobanê Under Siege

Kurds Resist Fierce IS Attack

Shamus Cooke: The Unspoken Consequences of Bombing Syria

Obama’s “coalition of the willing” is largely a mirage

Ian Sinclair: ‘It Never Happened’ – US Intervention in Syria

Why are all of these professional journalists – supposedly a profession made up of stroppy, questioning cynics – incapable of stating the most basic of facts about the US role in Syria?

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