Middle East

How Soleimani’s Assassination Violates International Law and Puts Peace Further Out of Reach

January 6, 2020

Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.

Soleimani’s Assassination Brings US Closer to War with Iran

January 6, 2020

Trump threatens Iran with more war crimes as Democrats move to invoke the War Powers Act.

Iraqi Protesters Storm the American Embassy in Baghdad — But There’s More to the Story

January 3, 2020

Tens of thousands of people in Iraq are demonstrating against the government there, the United States, and Iran. York University’s Thabit Abdullah explains that at the heart of the story is Iraq torn asunder by the United States.

The Year in Palestine and Israel: Part Two

January 2, 2020

The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner and Shir Hever discuss corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the far right, and more.

The Year in Palestine and Israel: Part One

January 1, 2020

The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner and Shir Hever discuss the upcoming election, corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and more.

Protests Paralyze India After Racist Anti-Muslim Law Passed

December 18, 2019

Modi’s government using brutal violence against students and workers to stop demonstrations. Professor Sumit Ganguly examines the legal, moral and political significance anti-Muslim laws and the growing movement to oppose Hindu nationalism.

Trump’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism Attacks Free Speech, Palestinians, and Jews

December 16, 2019

Dima Khalidi discusses the legal and civil society ramifications of President Trump’s executive order adopting the controversial IHRA working definition on antisemitism, defining Judaism as a race or nationality, which would threaten free speech on US campuses and sow divisions among US Jews, and criminalize the BDS movement.

They Lied to Us All Along, We Knew It, and the Afghanistan Papers Prove It

December 13, 2019

The Washington Post series exposes how political and military leaders purposefully misled the public from the outset of the war in Afghanistan–a war they knew could not be won.

Support the Workers of Iran, but Oppose US Sanctions

December 12, 2019

How is it possible to oppose the violent suppression of Iranian protest while still condemning U.S. sanctions on Iran?

Afghan security forces take position at the site of an attack in a U.S. military air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan December 11, 2019.

The Washington Post’s ‘Afghanistan Papers’ Examines the Root Failures of the Longest Armed Conflict in US History

December 11, 2019

Reporting from the Washington Post confirms what many have known for years.