islamic state

Tariq Ali: “No Real Choice” at the Ballot Box for the People of Pakistan

July 19, 2018

Corruption keeps growing like cancer in Pakistan. This combined with military repression and on-going terror attacks from the Islamic State, Pakistanis will see a continuation of the status quo, says Tariq Ali

Expelling ISIS from Raqqa Does Not End ISIS–or Syrian War

October 19, 2017

The U.S.-backed SDF has declared victory in Raqqa after a long battle that left the city in ruins. But the loss of Raqqa does not mean the end of ISIS, says Charles Glass

The Real News on the Middle East

September 1, 2017
The problem with the U.S. analysis is that ‘it’s based on the idea that the only way to deal with ISIS fighters is to kill them,’ says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies

Trump, Putin and Russiagate Collide at G20

July 8, 2017

Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss the long-awaited first meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, where Syria and Russiagate topped the agenda

The Struggle for Syria

July 7, 2017
Historian and author Vijay Prashad discusses the Trump administration’s apparent policy shift on Syria and how Western media often get it wrong on the Middle East

Trump’s Massive Bomb and Syrian Strike Both Deadly Propaganda Events

April 13, 2017

Vijay Prashad and Paul Jay ask if the US “mother of all bombs” dropped on Afghanistan and the missile attack on a Syrian airbase, are PR events to show Trump and the US military will “fight without restraint” and “take on Russia”

Iraq

March 31, 2017
Sabah Alnasseri of York University argues that the increasing civilian death toll in Mosul shows the U.S. and Iraqi governments are repeating the same approach that helped launch ISIS in the first place.

‘Liberating’ Iraqi Cities Often Reduces Them to Ghost Towns

March 9, 2017

Many ISIS fighters retreated from Mosul prior to the current military campaign, and therefore the existence of organization is not threatened by the ongoing campaign, says Sabah Alnasseri

Financing ISIS

December 19, 2016
The story of refugee trafficking begins with the disruptions to drug smuggling caused by the Patriot Act, says journalist Loretta Napoleoni