Category: War and Peace

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Vincent Emanuele: USSR, Ukraine, Iraq and Activism

An Interview with Sergio Kochergin

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Juan Cole: Washington’s 2 Air Wars: alongside Iran in Iraq, Saudis in Yemen

The United States is now involved in two air wars in the Middle East, not to mention more widespread drone actions

Joseph Lacey: Juncker’s call for an EU army is an affront to democracy

It is not the outcome of a genuine international democratic debate that should concern us, but guaranteeing that such a debate is had in the first place

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Vijay Prashad: The Kurdish Front

Unity in action against the IS is the spur for Kurdish unity

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Vincent Emanuele: A Tragic Anniversary: Reflections on Iraq, Activism and Commitment

I’m not prescribing martyrdom for the movement. I’m simply wondering what sort of sacrifices, discipline and commitment it will take to stop the most powerful military machine in the world?

Robert Parry: Ukraine’s Poison Pill for Peace Talks

By adding a poison pill to legislation implementing the latest Minsk agreement, the Ukrainian government has effectively guaranteed a resumption of the civil war

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David Swanson: Opposing War With a Smile

I don’t think one should work to prevent death and suffering for the purpose of enjoying success. When you do that, you end up working for peace only in those cases where success is guaranteed or highly likely to arrive fast

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Ramzy Baroud: ‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon?

There is no question that while the battle is raging on in the Middle East region, the discourse itself is growingly being manipulated and is becoming a western one

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Walden Bello: The U.S. Military Just Plunged Philippine Politics into Crisis

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country

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Conn Hallinan: Greece: Memory and Debt

According to the Syriza government, the 115 million marks Germany paid in 1960 were only in compensation for Greek victims of Nazism, not the physical damage to the country, the destruction of the economy, or the forced loans

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