Juan Cole; and an Interview with Joey Lawrence
Turkey’s incursion into Syria has roiled the Middle East and NATO countries, demonstrating one key polarizing divide on both sides of the Mediterranean. As far as I can tell, that divide is between supporters of political Islam and its opponents.
Bolton's leaving - by firing or resignation - ends his 17-months as Trump's third national security advisor. During this time, he tried to bring the U.S. into armed conflict with Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and Korea.
The U.S. has had a sanctions regime in place against Iran for decades, almost since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The U.S., France, and Germany later reneged on their nuclear energy contracts with Iran keeping billions of dollars of Iranian money.
Fed -up with the imperial adventures of their own western capitalist governments, some radicals wrongly side with foreign dictators in the name of anti-imperialism. The book under review aims to move beyond a disabling “the West and the rest” binary.
I don’t think we can separate antisemitism and Islamophobia from each other, as they both emerge from state racism and the history of imperialism. Houria Bouteldja lays out the choice facing the Jewish community: provisional privilege or solidarity.
Stephen Zunes; Associated Press and Haaretz
Is the U.S. lurching towards another illegal war in the Middle East? Iran's full compliance with its obligations under the U.N.-ratified Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has not stopped the United States from again threatening war.
The case for an immediate withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. It is time to revive the anti-war movement in the U.S. in order to push the political establishment to abandon its imperialist policies and white-savior tendencies.
It would be safe to call Israel’s Knesset elections on Tuesday a disaster. Initially depressed Arab voter turnout, a failed opposition campaign, typical right-wing Election Day shenanigans all point to the continuation of an unacceptable status quo.