Category: Syria

Vijay Prashad: Ankara’s climbdown on Assad

Turkey warms up to Russia and Iran in a bid to exit before a total rout of its proxies in Syria

Vijay Prashad: There’s Only One Way for the Catastrophes in Syria to End, and It’s Not Through Violence

Ross and the warfare liberals ignore the ugliness on the ground. For them, Syria is a chessboard

Robert Fisk: Turkey’s hit list of enemies is growing as Erdogan prepares to buddy up with Putin in Syria

Whoever he wants to blame for the Gaziantep bombing, Erdogan must realise that these now regular atrocities are a direct result of his personal decision to involve himself in the Syrian war

Patrick Cockburn: A Battle to the Death in Syria

One reason the war continues is that many participants still have a lot to gain by fighting on.

Noam Chomsky: Global Struggles for Dominance

Interview on ISIS, NATO and Russia

Janet Biehl: Review: A Road Unforeseen — Women Fight the Islamic State

“Any movement for real transformation must make the demands of women central,” argues Meredith Tax in her book on the Kurdish women’s struggle.

David Swanson: How to Get Yourself Named “Pro-Assad”

Will those who have thus far believed that bombing by only one of those parties or the other is evil come to grips with the evil in bombing conducted by the pair of them?

Gareth Porter: How Media Distorted Syrian Ceasefire’s Breakdown

Coverage of the breakdown of the partial ceasefire in Syria illustrated the main way corporate news media distort public understanding of a major foreign policy story. The problem is not that the key events in the story are entirely unreported, but that they were downplayed and quickly forgotten in the media’s embrace of themes with Read more…

Robert Fisk: Isis has not radicalised young Muslims, it has infantilised them

Isis has broken down the precious wall which separates childhood from adulthood, innocence from guilt. This, far more than mass murder, is its final dark achievement

Robert Fisk: Erdogan’s meeting with Putin will tell us what the future holds for Syria

Not long ago, it was Hillary Clinton who wanted to press the “reset” button with Putin. Now it’s Erdogan – with, one suspects, a lot more effect

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