Category: Middle East

John Feffer: Syria As Metaphor

Much like the Balkans before it, Syria is emerging as a metaphor for the fragmentation and chaos that the modern world barely contains

Norman Finkelstein: Prospects, Hope and Strategies for the Future in Palestine

Interview on a range of issues around Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Patrick Cockburn: Compare the coverage of Mosul and East Aleppo and it tells you a lot about the propaganda we consume

The extreme bias shown in foreign media coverage of similar events in Iraq and Syria will be a rewarding subject for PhD students

Patrick Cockburn: Mosul braces itself for next bloody chapter having been ravaged by 13 years of war

Mosul has been a dangerous place since the US-led invasion of 2003. It is the greatest Sunni Arab city of Iraq during an era in which the Sunni had lost their old predominance and have struggled against Shia-dominated governments in Baghdad and Kurdish rulers next door in Iraqi Kurdistan. It is a battle that is Read more…

Neve Gordon: Israel’s boycott hypocrisy

How Israel criminalizes BDS while boycotting Palestinian Knesset members

Janet Biehl: The revolution in Rojava: an eyewitness account

An interview with the three authors of a new book — “Revolution in Rojava” — about their experiences and observations witnessing the birth of a new society

Gilbert Achcar: Standing Against Barbarism

Both the Syrian regime and the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen aim to bury the aspirations of the Arab Spring

Ramzy Baroud: The many ‘truths’ on Syria: How our rivalry has destroyed a country

Regardless of how the war ends, Syria has been destroyed and its future is bloody and bleak

Richard Falk: Richard Falk: ‘History is on the side of the Palestinians’

“Apartheid, annexation, mass displacement and collective punishment have become core policies of the state of Israel.” Such a clear and uncompromising statement may be unusual for a high-flying academic and former top UN official, but it is typical of Richard Falk. With his tall, spare frame, neatly trimmed white beard and quiet, scholarly demeanour, Falk Read more…

Zoltan Grossman: Stop the Next President From Waging the Next War

Ten facts and observations if you’re tempted to buy in to a “no-fly zone” or “humanitarian intervention” against Syrian, Russian, and Iranian forces

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