Looking Back: Six Years of American Hell-Raising in Syria
Opinion

Looking Back: Six Years of American Hell-Raising in Syria

The Syrian people, who have demonstrated remarkable courage and perseverance in the face of formidable challenges that would have crushed a lesser people, are forced to observe yet another bloodstained milestone they neither want nor deserve. Six long years ago, Syria was caught up in the ‘Arab Spring,’ a Middle East maelstrom that tossed this…

UN Report: Israel has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’
Middle East

UN Report: Israel has Established an ‘Apartheid Regime’

Report breaks new ground on the UN’s examination of the situation in occupied Palestine by using the word ‘apartheid’. A new United Nations report accuses Israel of having established “an apartheid regime that oppresses and dominates the Palestinian people as a whole”. The publication comes amid renewed debate about whether, through its settlement policy and…

US-backed South Sudanese Regime Organizing Genocidal Crimes
Opinion

US-backed South Sudanese Regime Organizing Genocidal Crimes

The South Sudan civil war, which erupted in December 2013, is assuming an increasingly genocidal character, according to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). In the course of the war, both the US-backed government led by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and President Salva Kiir, and SPLA opposition faction led by Vice…

Is Turkey Lost to the West?
Opinion

Is Turkey Lost to the West?

Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union. That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever. Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Angela Merkel’s Germany to Hitler’s, said the Netherlands was full of “Nazi remnants” and “fascists,” and suggested the Dutch ambassador go…