Daily Archive: May 5, 2018

As US Military Effectiveness and Diplomatic Efforts Fade into Irrelevance Many Countries Start Ignoring Washington

Diplomatic work continues in some of the areas with the highest geopolitical tensions in the world. In recent days there have been high-level meetings and contacts between Turkey, Iran and Russia over the situation in Syria; meetings between Modi and Xi Jinping to ease tensions between India and China; and finally, the historic meeting between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un. The common component...

Palestinians Resisting Israeli Occupation Not the Same as Rebels Fighting Syrian Govt

Supporters of the armed insurgency in Syria have deployed the Western left’s pro-Palestine discourse to justify overthrowing the Syrian government. This tactic has confused and fractured the Palestine solidarity movement. The colonization of Palestine, unlike the war in Syria, is a straightforward issue. Palestinians were minding their own business when Jewish settlers, with the support of Western imperial powers, embarked...

Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence to Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?

The still-unscheduled Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit offers the opportunity for a denuclearization deal that would avoid a possible nuclear war, but that potential deal remains vulnerable to a hostile corporate media sector and political elites in the United States. At the center of this hostility is national security adviser John Bolton, who’s not just uninterested in selling a denuclearization...