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Western Media Distorts Escalating Syrian War

February 28, 2018

Intense bombing by the Syrian government, in alliance with Russia, has killed large numbers of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, which the Syrian government has besieged for years. But differing media accounts make it hard to decipher what’s really happening, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

Trump Targets Hezbollah, and ISIS May Benefit

October 11, 2017

The Trump administration is offering a bounty on two Hezbollah leaders and making unfounded warnings of a potential attack by the group “on the homeland.” Author and Trinity College professor Vijay Prashad says the US targeting of Hezbollah may ultimately benefit groups like ISIS

The Struggle for Syria

April 10, 2017
In part two of our interview, journalist Rania Khalek argues that the U.S. strike on the Assad regime continues policy that tacitly helps Al Qaeda and ISIS, all the while raising the threat of conflict with Russia – a threat exacerbated by the recent bipartisan frenzy over President Trump’s ties to Moscow.

Trump Administration Formally Abandons Regime Change Policy in Syria

April 3, 2017

Tillerson and Haley say regime change in Syria is no longer the goal, which leaves US policy in the region riddled with contradictions says Vijay Prashad

Is the US Headed Towards War in Syria?

October 26, 2016

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson is concerned about Clinton’s foreign policy record and the fact that many of her advisors resemble those who served in the first George W. Bush administration

U.S. Policy in Syria: Regime Change or Regime ‘Facelift’?

September 23, 2016

Ashley Smith says Assad and the international players in Syria share a common goal: undermine popular revolt

Will the “Terrorists” Adhere to the Russia-US Brokered Truce in Syria?

February 22, 2016

Patrick Cockburn, journalist with the The Independent, says the de-escalation of the conflict will be difficult to implement because it must apply to those who are deemed “terrorists”

UN Peace Talks on Syria Remain Stalled

January 29, 2016

Vijay Prashad says the government in Damascus has made significant gains inside Syria with the help of its allies, and this has changed the tone of the Western response to Russia

At Democratic Debate, Candidates Embrace Military Solutions in Foreign Policy

December 21, 2015

Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the debate showed a difference in tactics but not strategy in the foreign policy platforms of Sanders and Clinton

Reality Asserts Itself - Peter Kuznick

October 20, 2013
In the final episode of this series of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, historian Peter Kuznick analyzes the core idea of American exceptionalism, that US military power creates world order