Category: Foreign Policy

Shamus Cooke: Obama Reconsiders Attacking Assad

Sometimes bad ideas die slowly

Glenn Greenwald: The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria

Administration officials began spoon-feeding their favorite media organizations and national security journalists tales of a secret group that was even scarier and more threatening than ISIS

Nicolas J.S. Davies: Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists Is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For

As the U.S. escalates its bombing campaign against ISIS (or IS or ISIL), U.S. officials seem to have found an enemy we can all love to hate and fear

Murtaza Hussain: How the U.S. Concocted a Terror Threat

And the Corporate Media Went Along

Sarah Lazare: As US Bombs Iraq and Syria, Who Exactly Is Being Killed?

Pentagon provides scant information about people dying at its hands, while reports of civilian casualties emerge from the ground

Juan Cole: Why Obama Underestimated ISIL in Syria and Iraq

President Obama admitted on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the US had underestimated the military potential of ISIL

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

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

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