Category: Syria

Necîbe Qeredaxî: Jineology: women’s struggles to social liberation

As a liberatory framework emerging from the Kurdish movement, jineology places women at the center of the struggle against patriarchy, capitalism and the state

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Juan Cole: Stabbing Syrian Kurds and Turkey in Back

If the US wants to stay embedded with the Kurds, why is it stabbing them in the back to please Erdogan?

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Richard Falk: Failing the people of Syria

Seven Years of Devastation and Dispossession

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Patrick Cockburn: Isis facing near total defeat

But it has been beaten and come back before

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Patrick Cockburn: Underground in Raqqa

The KRG may survive its present isolation but the risk is growing that the Kurdish quasi-states will go the same way as the caliphate

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Patrick Cockburn: Stepping up atrocities

The weaker Isis becomes the more it will want to show that it is still in business

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Vijay Prashad: Towards war’s end in Syria

News comes daily of the Syrian Army’s advance through one village after another towards the besieged eastern city of Deir ez-Zor

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Patrick Cockburn: al-Qaeda strengthens in Syria

The West’s focus on the fall of so-called Islamic State is playing directly into the hands of its old enemies,

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Robert Fisk: The Syrian war is ending

While we’re all waiting for Trump to start World War Three, we’ve not spotted that the military map of the Middle East has substantially, bloodily changed

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Phyllis Bennis: US Bombs Evacuation Route

The problem with the U.S. analysis is that ‘it’s based on the idea that the only way to deal with ISIS fighters is to kill them’

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