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“Neo-Marxism” And “The New Middle East”

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. January 2017

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“Neo-Marxism” And “The New Middle East”

One of the most curious quirks of recent history is that self-proclaimed followers of the Cold War-era ideology of Marxism are on the upswing two and a half decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and interestingly enough, they’re making on-the-ground progress in the Mideast of all places. This may come as a surprise […]

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The crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

By Kristian GIRLING (UK)

11. January 2017

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The crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

Introduction Christianity currently faces an existential crisis in its place of origin which is seeing an exodus of Christian migrants in the face of persecution and substantial socio-economic decline. The crisis is being overlooked or ignored by many states of Christian heritage and even by many churches. Few institutions have taken the opportunity to extend […]

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Political Uncertainty In Post-Daesh Iraq

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

9. January 2017

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Political Uncertainty In Post-Daesh Iraq

The political future of Iraq is uncertain because of the intensified domestic splits between its constituent Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish communities which were exacerbated by Daesh over the past couple of years. Post-2003 Iraq has been continually plagued by communal violence, but never before had each of its three communities been so divided from one […]

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Last Stand For ISIS?

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

31. October 2016

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Last Stand For ISIS?

As a former soldier and war correspondent who has covered 14 conflicts, I look at all the media hoopla over tightening siege of Mosul, Iraq and shake my head. This western-organized “liberation” of Mosul is one of the bigger pieces of political-military theater that I’ve seen. Islamic State(IS), the defender of Mosul, is a paper […]

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Send Our War Criminals To The Hague Court

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

13. July 2016

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Send Our War Criminals To The Hague Court

Last week’s Chilcot report on Britain’s role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq was as polite and guarded as a proper English tea party. No direct accusations, no talk of war crimes by then Prime Minister Tony Blair or his guiding light, President George W. Bush. But still pretty damning. Such government reports and commissions, […]

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What ISIS really has in mind

By Eric MARGOLIS (USA)

15. December 2015

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What ISIS really has in mind

Recent attacks by ISIS sympathizers in Paris, London and San Bernardino, California, are not random acts of mindless violence and gory atrocities. Far from it, they are part of a well-developed strategy by the Islamic State, or ISIS, to draw the western powers into a far larger war in the Mideast. They are being aided […]

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13/11 Paris Massacre: A Qui Profite Le Crime?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

14. November 2015

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13/11 Paris Massacre: A Qui Profite Le Crime?

  Yesterday night things changed in an instant in Paris. The available evidence suggest that the assaults were carried out by a professional killer group who used live bombs among other weapons. Today’s post by Pepe Escobar on his Facebook page sheds some light on symbolism and timimg of the massacre: Scouring a ton of […]

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (II)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

14. October 2015

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (II)

(Please read Part I before this article) The first part exposed the desperate push that the US is making into the heart of the Middle East from its new position of strategic weakness, while this section enumerates on the three primary ways that Russia and Syria can prevent this from happening. Iraq is excluded from […]

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (I)

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA) & Hamsa HADDAD (Syria)

14. October 2015

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The Race For Raqqa And America’s Geopolitical Revenge In “Syraq” (I)

The Mideast will never be the same again after Russia’s anti-terrorist intervention in Syria. The US’ previously uncontested hegemony over the region is now an unpleasant memory of the past, but it doesn’t mean that it’s totally squeezed from the area just yet. It now appears as though the US is approaching the last step […]

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Ukraine is a kind of Iraq II. Won’t they ever learn?

By William DUNKERLEY (USA)

24. February 2015

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Ukraine is a kind of Iraq II. Won’t they ever learn?

This is Iraq all over again. I’m talking about the deception of the American people about a threat that may not even exist. Iraq had its “weapons of mass destruction.” Ukraine has its alleged “invasion” by Russia and threat to the rest of Eastern Europe. I busted this myth in my book Ukraine in the […]

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A Royal shame: Abdullah leaves a legacy of regional militancy

By Andrew KORYBKO (USA)

24. January 2015

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A Royal shame: Abdullah leaves a legacy of regional militancy

King Abdullah is being eulogized in the most unrealistic ways possible, from CNN designating him as a “reformer” to Chuck Hagel calling him “a powerful voice for tolerance, moderation and peace — in the Islamic world and across the globe.” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin takes the cake, however, by proclaiming that “his smart policy contributed […]

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Cold Feet in the Caliphate

By Thomas Hornall (UK)

17. December 2014

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Cold Feet in the Caliphate

Although they revile democracy, thousands of European Muslims have, in Lenin’s line, ‘voted with their feet’ and left free societies to join the most reactionary terror group in the world: the Islamic State (ISIS). Over 3000 have left their families, relative material comfort and wealth, and in many cases university places, to go to the desert and […]

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