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    Turmoil in Libya Strengthening Extremism in Tunisia
    Mohamed-Salah Omri analyzes the attacks in Tunis and why an estimated 3,000 young people fled Tunisia to join the IS

      March 19, 2015

    Netanyahu Victory Lays Bare Israel as Racist, Colonial State
    Analyst Shir Hever: Despite Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing, neoliberal, and racist policies, his reelection thwarted a potentially more aggressive and violent regime from taking power

      March 19, 2015

    Phyllis Bennis: Netanyahu or Herzog, Little Will Change in Israeli Policy
    While there is a difference in rhetoric between the two leaders, there's not much Netanyahu can do to block a U.S. deal with Iran and Herzog would not change Israeli policy towards the Palestinians

      March 18, 2015

    Ali Abunimah: Palestinians Better Off with Netanyahu
    Netanyahu invoked racist calls about Arabs flowing to the polls to get out his vote; his win will make it easier to isolate Israel because Netanyahu is the face of Israel as it really is

      March 18, 2015

    Did Kerry Open the Door to Negotiating with Assad?
    Larry Wilkerson says Assad is not going anywhere, and the US is late in recognizing that reality

      March 17, 2015

    Over Thirty Five Thousand Protest Netanyahu's Leadership in Tel Aviv
    There's a crisis of leadership in Israel, and it's that no one wants to be the leader, says Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center

      March 10, 2015

    How Iran's Fight Against ISIS in Iraq Helps American Interests
    Professor Vijay Prashad discusses Iran's major offensive against ISIS in Iraq and the need for a Mideast coalition against ISIS

      March 9, 2015

    Netanyahu says Iran Intends to Destroy Israel
    Larry Wilkerson says hundreds of Israeli military and intelligence leaders do not consider Iran an existential threat

      March 2, 2015

    What Do Ordinary Israelis Think of Netanyahu's U.S. Visit?
    Jeff Halper, co-founder and Director of Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions, says neither the professional soldiers nor the people of Israel believe that Iran is an immediate security threat

      March 3, 2015

    The Class That Ruled Egypt Under Mubarak Remains in Power
    The security forces and the police are their tools, and the fight against ISIS has simply emboldened them, says Professor Seif Da'na (pt. 3/3)

      March 1, 2015

    Why the $655 Million Verdict Against the PA is Not A Victory for Human Rights
    Michael Ratner says a US Court's ruling against the Palestinian Authority demonstrates America's hypocrisy towards Israel by impeding justice for victims of Israel while holding the Palestinian people collectively responsible for the acts of a few

      February 28, 2015

    What Role Can Social Media Play in Supporting Protests Against Egypt's Military Regime?
    Professor Seif Da'na says though the broad underlying discontent against the Egypt's military regime persists, future uprisings won't take the shape of the Jan. 25, 2011 uprising (2/3)

      February 26, 2015

    Netanyahu on a Destructive Path
    The tension between President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu is fundamentally over whether the issue of Iran and its nuclear program should be addressed through diplomacy and negotiations or absolute Iranian surrender, says Phyllis Bennis, author of "Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer"

      February 26, 2015

    Prejudicial Trial, Prejudicial Verdict: $218 Million
    Update: On Feb 23 the jury found the PA and PLO liable for terror attacks in Israel. Michael Ratner argues the odds were stacked against the Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO) and Palestinian Authority(PA)

      February 23, 2015

    Iran Negotiation Leaks Won't Affect Netanyahu's Prospect for Re-election
    Economist Shir Hever also discusses an Associated Press report about attacks on the Gaza civilian population during Operation Protective Edge

      February 18, 2015

    Libyan Chaos and the Islamic State (2/2)
    Vijay Prashad, author of "Arab Spring, Libyan Winter," says Libya is awash with weapons and fighters, much like Afghanistan 25 years ago after the withdrawal of Russia

      February 18, 2015

    Libyan Chaos and the Islamic State (1/2)
    Vijay Prashad says the NATO bombing of 2011 destroyed the Libyan state and created the conditions for the ongoing struggle between armed groups

      February 17, 2015

    Anonymous Hackers Declare Cyber War Against ISIS
    Ola Bini of Thoughtworks explains the war strategy and its effectiveness

      February 11, 2015

    Why ISIS Burning Jordanian Pilot May Unify Arab World
    Prof. Vijay Prashad discusses the significance of the of anti-ISIS protests after the immolation of a Jordanian pilot and the possible future outcomes of these events

      February 7, 2015

    Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, Member of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party Moments Before She was Killed by Riot Police in Cairo
    Professor Seif Da'na explains that Shaimaa al-Sabbagh is a victim of the current struggle for legitimacy taking place in Egypt (1/3 Parts)

      February 8, 2015

    Militant Islam is an Instrument of Saudi-Pakistan-US Policy (1/2)
    Prabir Purkayastha tells Paul Jay that the fulcrum of U.S. military policies in the region is at one end Saudi Arabia and Israel, and the other is Pakistan - ISIS is a product of the failed policies of this alliance

      February 3, 2015

    New Iran Sanctions Could Kill Negotiations, Lead to War
    The Senate Banking Committee advanced legislation last week that many see as a threat to negotiations between the United States and Iran. TRNN's Thomas Hedges speaks to Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian-American Council who says that failed talks could lead to armed conflict.

      February 1, 2015

    Medieval Monarchies and Islamo-Fascism (2/2)
    In part two, Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha tells Paul Jay that if the Gulf State medieval monarchies are not removed, there won't be a long-term solution to the crisis in the region

      February 5, 2015

    Netanyahu and Boehner Tag-Teaming on Iran Could Backfire On Both of Them
    Professor Vijay Prashad says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a high risk gambler whose relationship with the Obama administration has hit rock bottom

      February 1, 2015

    Will the Kurdish Coalition Hold Kobani?
    Edmund Ghareeb, author of The Kurdish Question in Iraq, says hundreds of Kurdish villages and small towns remain under the control of the Islamic State

      January 27, 2015

    US Resumes Drone Strikes in Yemen Despite Political Leadership Vacuum
    Scholar and journalist Waalid Al-Saqaf says continued US drone strikes and foreign involvement will push Yemen towards a civil war and do nothing to address the growing humanitarian catastrophe

      January 28, 2015

    Pre-Election Posturing Behind Netanyahu's DC Visit
    Journalist Max Blumenthal says Netanyahu's March visit to Congress is nothing more than posturing before the upcoming Israeli election and signals the Israeli leaders further embrace of the Republican party

      January 24, 2015

    The Saudis - Oil, ISIS and Revolution
    Loretta Napoleoni says little will change after death of King Abdullah, but the Saudis cannot sustain low oil prices for much longer; they have lost control of ISIS; and their big fear is revolution

      January 25, 2015

    American Sniper: Honoring a Fallen Hero or Whitewashing a Murderous Occupation?
    Journalist Max Blumenthal says the film American Sniper promotes lies falsehoods about Navy SEAL Chris Kyle along with the US invasion and occupation of Iraq

      January 26, 2015

    GOP Leadership's Invitation to Netanyahu a Provocation Aimed at War with Iran
    Phyllis Bennis says the invitation issued to Netanyahu to speak in the US Congress, and the call for more sanctions against Iran, is a call for war

      January 25, 2015

    Iraq Prepares Austerity Budget
    Prof. Sabah Alnasseri says Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is planning to cut social sector employment as collapsing oil prices, corruption, and the anti-ISIS campaign will leave the government short on revenue

      February 1, 2015

    Israel Kills Hezbollah Leaders Ahead of Elections
    Research economist Shir Hever says Israel's aggression is intentionally timed with Israel's elections, distracting the electorate from domestic economic issues

      January 21, 2015

    Endemic Corruption in Iraqi Gov. Will Hamper Anti-ISIS Efforts
    Professor Sabah Alnasseri of York University says the systemic corruption of the Iraqi state, institutionalized by the U.S. in order to ensure loyalty of the Iraqi elites, is at the core of all social misery in Iraq

      January 15, 2015

    Will the ICC Charge Israel With War Crimes?
    Michael Ratner, Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin, says it's uncertain if the move by Palestinians to join the ICC will lead to cases on the last military assault on Gaza or the continued settlement construction

      January 7, 2015

    Early Elections Could Result in Most Right-Wing Coalition in Israel's History
    Journalist Max Blumenthal says centrist parties have no other political purpose besides promoting the image of Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East

      December 5, 14

    Iraqi-Kurd Oil Accord
    Will the accord pave the way to a united Iraq to fight the IS? Antonia Juhasz, the author of The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry, discusses its implications

      December 5, 14

    The Geopolitics of Tumbling Oil Prices
    Michael Klare, the author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources, connects the dropping oil prices to global politics and climate change

      December 4, 14

    Dropped Charges For Mubarak Yet Another Moment in the Counterrevolution
    Maged Mandour, political analyst for Open Democracy, explains the political and economic power of the military in the Egyptian state

      December 19, 14

    OPEC Steps On The Gas Pedal
    Gas and oil production is dropping in the US because it is reliant on $100 a barrel, anything less is not feasible for shale oil producers says journalist Steve Horn

      December 3, 14

    Is Congress' Call for ISIS War Debate a Sham?
    In the wake of continued airstrikes in Syria, critics say most members of Congress are on board with ISIS battle since it marries the liberal interventionist and neocon agenda of regime change in Syria

      December 10, 14

    Was Convicted Palestinian-American Rasmea Yousef Odeh Allowed a Fair Defense?
    Independent journalist Charlotte Silver discusses how the defense was blocked from including the role of torture and PTSD in her case

      November 12, 14

    On the Verge of a Historic Nuclear Energy Deal with Iran?
    Unknown contents of President Obama's letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran under scrutiny by Republicans and the blogosphere as a historic deal nears, says Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council

      November 11, 14

    Gaza News Roundup: The Mavi Marmara, Operation Protective Edge, and Dempsey
    IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis discusses the International Criminal Court's decision to not pursue a case against Israel for the Mavi Marmara incident; the Amnesty International Report on incidents during Operative Protective Edge; and U.S. General Martin Dempsey's defense of Israel's actions during that campaign

      November 10, 14

    Fall of Berlin Wall Began Eastern Expansion of NATO
    Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern says the fall of the Berlin wall should have been an opportunity to create a constructive alliance with Russia, but instead, it became an opportunity to contain and isolate it

      November 9, 14

    Occupation and Settlements: The Roots of Unrest in Jerusalem
    Political economist Shir Hever discusses the economic and political conditions of Palestinians in Jerusalem, while IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis says U.S. and Israel will continue to cooperate in maintaining the occupation despite reports of a setback in relations

      November 9, 14

    Islamic State Born of Deteriorating Economic Conditions in Iraq
    Poverty and inequality created by the plunder of Iraq's wealth by elites and multinational corporations after the US occupation of Iraq were a great recruiting tool for ISIS, says Professor Sabah Alnasseri of York University's Department of Political Science

      November 4, 14

    Iraqi Parliament Takes Two Months to Appoint Two Key Cabinet Ministers
    "You get your man, I get mine" method of appointing a cabinet just means more of the same corrupt elite at the helm while 3 million Iraqis remain internally displaced, says Sabah Alnasseri, Professor at York University's Department of Political Science.

      November 3, 14

    A Third Intifada on the Horizon?
    Journalist Max Blumenthal discusses the situation in Jerusalem and the reconstruction plans for Gaza

      November 2, 14

    Nuclear Agreement with Iran May Become Midterm Election Fodder in Congress
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to the secretary of state Colin Powell, says there are three different groups of Republicans that would like to see the Iran nuclear deal fail.

      October 28, 14

    Growing Rift Between US & Turkey Over Arming Kurds
    Baris Karaagac: Ankara remains opposed assisting to PKK-linked Kurdish rebels, whom they consider a terrorist organization

      October 28, 14

    Jerusalem and the Fate of Palestinians
    Israeli activist Jeff Halper says the recent tension and violence in Jerusalem is a product of defeated Palestinian political resistance and Israel's policy of Judaization

      November 2, 14

    Kurdish Fighters Move to Regain Kobani
    The coalition is not what it appears to be - Vice President Biden was right, says Patrick Cockburn the author of The Jihadis Return: Isis and the New Sunni Uprising

      October 24, 14

    US Dropping Arms and Ammunition to Syrian Kurds in Kobani
    Reese Erlich, freelance correspondent and author of Inside Syria, says the irony of the support to the Kurds in Kobani is that the PKK is considered a terrorist organization by the US

      October 23, 14

    Nearly Four Years After the Revolution, Where is Egypt Headed?
    Journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous and scholar Mervat Hatem discuss the current social and political situation in Egypt - The Global African - Telesur

      October 21, 14

    Nuclear Deal with Iran 95% Complete
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Collin Powell, says he is optimistic that the nuclear negotiations with Iran are 95 percent complete, but what does lifting sanctions really mean?

      October 21, 14

    U.S. Will Fail In Attempt to Create Proxy Army in Syria
    Phyllis Bennis says Obama has been right - in rhetoric - about one thing: there is no military solution to defeating the Islamic State

      October 16, 14

    Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs? (2/2)
    Scholar Mehdi Sarram says though Russia is committed by contract to deliver low-enriched energy to Iran until 2021, why should Iran buy it from the Russians if they can produce it themselves?

      October 20, 14

    Does Iran Have Legitimate Nuclear Energy Needs? (1/2)
    Scholar Mehdi Sarram discusses why Iran feels the need to develop nuclear energy and gives an update on the P5+1 talks

      October 20, 14

    Does Turkey Want Kobane to Fall?
    Baris Karaagac explains Turkey's position towards the Islamic State

      October 10, 14

    US and Iran are Indirectly Coordinating Efforts against IS
    The idea of Iran as partner of the US in the battle against IS will not have sufficient political support in Iran, among the allies, or domestically, says Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council

      October 22, 14

    Canadian MPs Vote to Expand Support to Fight IS
    Prime Minister Harper is an honorary conservative American, says Ariel Salzmann, associate professor at Queen's University

      October 8, 14

    Privatization, Occupation, and the Israeli Economy
    Political economist Shir Hever says recent plans to privatize struggling state-owned companies in Israel are hastened by the occupation of Palestinian territories

      October 13, 14

    Fall of Kobani Reveals Failure of U.S. Bombing Campaign
    Journalist Patrick Cockburn says U.S.-led airstrikes have not degraded or destroyed the Islamic State (IS), who now control about a quarter of Iraq

      October 7, 14

    Turkey Joins the War Campaign against the Islamic State
    Scholar Edmund Ghareeb explains how the authorization for military force against IS by the Turkish parliament will affect peace negotiations with the Kurds

      October 5, 14

    Thousands of New Israeli Settlements Approved as Netanyahu Pledges Two-State Solution
    During a White House visit, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu ignore tough issues around Israeli-Gaza conflict while protestors demand Netanyahu be held accountable for war crimes

      October 3, 14

    Is the Islamic State a Tool of the Saudis?
    Ali Al-Ahmed says IS is a key part of Saudi Arabia's strategy in the Middle East

      October 3, 14

    US-Brokered Afghan Unity Government Paves Way for Continued Military Presence
    The Center for International Policy's Shukria Dellawar breaks down the players behind Afghanistan's new coalition government

      October 3, 14

    Underestimating ISIS: An Indictment of Decades of Failed US Policy in the Middle East
    Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, says the US military's failure to understand and adequately respond to ISIS underscores America's decades-long blunders in Iraq

      October 21, 14

    Turkish-Syrian Border "The Great Hole" in Obama's UN Speech
    Vijay Prashad says Obama's comments at the UN on enforcing international norms have no credibility with most people around the world and are aimed at appeasing liberal unease

      October 3, 14

    What Role Is Turkey Playing in the War against ISIS?
    Lecturer Baris Kaaragaac says Turkey is trying to manage its response to the Islamic State in such a way to prevent the Kurds from consolidating political or military power

      October 3, 14

    Coalition to Fight the Islamic State Unlikely to Succeed
    Vijay Prashad: If the West is serious about tackling ISIS it must lessen the chaos within Syria and seek a political solution

      October 3, 14

    Obama's 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels Are Nowhere to Be Found
    Author & Journalist Patrick Cockburn says defeating ISIS requires an end to the civil war in Syria

      October 3, 14

    U.S. Intelligence Official: No Evidence ISIL Is Planning Imminent Attack on America
    Obama's plan to support the Shi'a and Kurds in Iraq could worsen sectarianism fighting, and a new report says arms sent to moderate Syrian rebels have ended up in ISIS's hands

      October 3, 14

    The Bennis Plan: Here Is a Real Strategy for Dealing with ISIS
    IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis says military strategies have failed; only a political and diplomatic solution will work

      October 3, 14

    ISIS Wants the US Drawn into a Ground War
    Andrew Levine says the Islamist forces have learned that a ground war is to their advantage

      October 3, 14

    Obama's Syria Plan Will Strengthen IS and Warlordism
    Omar Dahi says Obama is wrong to say the Assad regime has no legitimacy, as most Syrians want an end to war, the creation of a broad-front government, and a national army to confront warlords and extremism

      October 3, 14

    Israel Facing Major Economic Consequences for 50 Day War on Gaza
    Political Economist Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center says the latest conflict with Gaza began after a crisis emerged in Israel over the defense budget

      October 3, 14

    American Bombs Will Not Defeat ISIS
    Vijay Prashad says the Saudis and Iran must be part of a regional solution that includes ending support for jihadists in Syria

      October 3, 14

    New Iraqi Government Will Abide by U.S. Regional Goals
    Professor Sabah Alnasseri says the purpose of the campaign against ISIL is to enable continued political and military intervention by the U.S. throughout the Middle East

      October 3, 14

    Is The Anti-ISIS Campaign Attempting to Renew War Against Assad?
    Glen Ford: The U.S.-Saudi strategy of using jihadists as proxies in their wars is collapsing before our very eyes

      October 3, 14

    US-Israel Pressure Palestine Not to Join the ICC
    Michael Ratner: Will the Palestinian Authority join the ICC despite intimidation?

      October 3, 14

    New York Times Runs Ad Equating ISIS and Hamas
    Just Foreign Policy's Robert Naiman and TRNN's Lia Tarachansky respond to the argument that Hamas parallels ISIS

      October 3, 14

    Why America Failed to Anticipate the Rise of the Islamic State
    Investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn discusses how the U.S. narrowly defined the jihadist threat as al-Qaeda affiliates, thereby failing to taking the Islamic State seriously

      October 3, 14

    Israel and Gaza Extend Ceasefire amid Last-Minute Attacks
    Max Blumenthal assesses the circumstances surrounding the cease-fire from Ramallah

      October 3, 14

    The Islamic State, Assad, and the Contradictions Faced by the US in Syria
    Investigative journalist Patrick Cockburn says the U.S. will need to work with Syria and Iran to defeat ISIS, thereby reversing its policy towards Assad

      October 3, 14

    Israeli Agribusiness Demanding Relief From Government as BDS Intensifies
    Shir Hever: The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement is impacting Israeli export markets, particularly in the agricultural sector

      October 3, 14

    The Powers Behind The Islamic State
    Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed gives specific examples of how Saudi, Qatari, and American interests have supported the group formerly known as ISIS, and what the global community can do now to rein them in

      October 3, 14

    Despite Renewed Attacks, Israel No Closer to Defeating Palestinian Resistance
    +972's Samer Badawi reports that Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza remain steadfast in their resistance of Israeli occupation, and UCLA's Gabriel Piterberg says that despite the escalating levels of violence, Israel is no closer to its goal of defeating Palestinian political and military resistance

      October 3, 14

    Gaza Cease-Fire Extended, but What's Needed for a Just Solution to the Conflict?
    Amnesty International's Deborah Hyams talks about being blocked from carrying out an independent investigation of the most recent assault on Gaza, and author Vijay Prashad discusses the latest developments in the Palestinian liberation struggle

      October 3, 14

    US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes but Lacks Long-term Strategy
    Vijay Prashad: US airstrikes are working strategically, but alone will not turn the tide against the Islamic State

      October 3, 14

    Falk: US Limits Ability of UN To Hold Israel Accountable for War Crimes
    Princeton University Professor Richard Falk discusses how the powers of the UN are limited since the United States sets the agenda

      October 3, 14

    Will Iraq's New PM Differ from al-Maliki?
    IPS's Phyllis Bennis discusses the interests new Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi represents and the main issues to pay attention to as his administration moves forward

      October 3, 14

    "A Tragic Mistake" To Not Explore Diplomacy With Hamas
    Richard Falk says the failure to treat Hamas as a legitimate political actor has impeded movement towards a sustainable peace with Israel

      October 3, 14

    Is the Control of Gaza's Offshore Gas Reserves a Factor in Israeli Military Operations?
    Nafeez Ahmed: As Israel's energy issues become more pronounced, repeated military incursions into Gaza show that dominating and exploiting its offshore gas reserves is an increasingly important issue

      October 3, 14

    Foreign Oil Interests in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Rise of ISIS
    Nafeez Ahmed and Antonia Juhasz say that the U.S. is using the possibility of Kurdish independence as a threat against the central government in Baghdad

      October 3, 14

    Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza Extended but Talks Stall on Lifting Blockade
    Journalist Allison Deger explains what Israel and Hamas expect to achieve from the negotiations and why Israel continues to fear a unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah

      October 3, 14

    Cooperation with Iran Necessary to Thwart Islamic State in Iraq
    Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to former U.S. secretary Colin Powell, says the organizing of indigenous forces and participation of Iran, not escalated U.S. military actions, are essential to bring stability to Iraq

      October 3, 14

    Why US Airstrikes Won't Defeat ISIS
    Vijay Prashad: Renewed US air strikes will plunge Iraq into further chaos while the US and its allies refuse to seek a regional solution to the conflict

      October 3, 14

    Gazan Doctor: Entire Families Have Vanished In Operation Protective Edge
    TRNN Correspondent Lia Tarachansky and Islamic University Professor Dr. Khamis Elessi discuss the situation in Gaza & Israel after the 72-hour ceasefire expired

      October 3, 14

    Deputy Speaker of Israeli Knesset Calls for Expulsion and Jewish Reoccupation of Gaza
    Max Blumenthal tells Paul Jay that Moshe Feiglin's program is part of a growing incitement to genocide against Palestinians

      August 7, 2014

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