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Karzai Justified in Refusal of Bilateral Security Agreement

February 17, 2014

Larry Wilkerson: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is justified in his refusal to accept the terms of the bilateral security agreement, which would keep ten bases under US control and grant troops immunity

US & Iran Relations

November 25, 2013
Robert Parry: Obama’s historic move to sign a nuclear deal with Iran sends a stern message to the new Saudi-Israeli alliance, which sought to thwart the deal and maneuver the U.S. into another military confrontation

Former IAEA inspector Robert Kelley on the IAEA and Iran

November 11, 2013
Robert Kelley: Iran could be more transparent but it has already been quite upfront. IAEA should be more transparent about the sources of its information especially when they present it as fact.

UN Syria Report Confirms Chemical Weapons Used, Culprit Still Not Known

September 17, 2013

Rania Masri: Both sides of the conflict are capable of such a war crime, but UN report does not settle who is responsible; bigger question is whether UN can achieve a ceasefire and a negotiated end to war

The Struggle for Syria

September 3, 2013

TRNN coverage of the Syrian crisis

Chris Hedges on Obama Decision to Attack Syria and “Give Congress a Voice”

August 31, 2013

Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss President Obama’s statement that he has decided to attack Syria and seek authorization from Congress . . . Even though he says he doesn’t need it

Bennis: There is No Military Solution to Syria

August 27, 2013

Phyllis Bennis: US policy should emphasize direct diplomacy to negotiate a ceasefire with all sides including Syrian President Bashar Assad, but direct military intervention will lead to more bloodshed and Obama fighting on the side of an Al-Qaeda affiliated organization

Reality Asserts Itself - Vijay Prashad

August 11, 2013
In the final segment of Paul Jay’s interview with Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself, the subject is the undermining of international law and military interventions in the name of human rights.

Syria: Sectarian War or Class War

July 10, 2011
Hamid Dabashi: Repression continues but signs that struggle might expand a democratic space