Front Page: Foreign Affairs
Al Jazeera’s Fall From Grace – How A News Outlet Became A Tool Of The State
Though viewed by many as one of few unbiased news sources in the Middle East, Al Jazeera’s stripes are showing as it expands into social media. The network’s subservience to the government of Qatar has become unmistakably obvious as it tries to expand its audience.
Former Bush Aid: U.S. Creating New Foes, Too Many To Handle
Lawrence Wilkerson, a former U.S. Army colonel and chief of staff for Colin Powell, struck a somber tone during a recent interview with the Real News Network, arguing that the U.S. is antagonizing too many countries and generating enemies that its military will not be able to handle.
Saudi Arabia’s Blockade Of Yemen’s Largest Port Expected To Worsen Humanitarian Crisis
Despite a warning from the UN to end its existing blockades of Yemeni ports, a Saudi-led coalition is planning another major assault on the nation’s largest port city of Al Hudaydah, a move that threatens to worsen Yemen’s already unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace In Afghanistan
The underlying logic of the Afghan policy is that in order to prevent the risk of Afghanistan becoming a launching pad for terrorist attacks like 9/11, it must be permanently occupied.
U.S. Army Announces Troops Will Stay In Syria After ISIS Defeat
The U.S. Army made it clear that U.S. forces will remain in Syria after freeing Raqqa from Daesh’s control in order to stabilize the region, but Syrian President Assad’s recent remarks that the U.S. troops are “invaders” could lead to even more complications for the embattled nation.
Despite Campaign Rhetoric, Trump Wades Further Into Middle East
Despite that campaign platform and electoral mandate, now-President Donald Trump is doubling down on military intervention in the Middle East.
Trump’s Russia Charm Offensive Is Meant To Isolate Iran, China
Donald Trump and his administration have been conspicuously cozy towards Russia since coming into power. But their friendliness is likely motivated not by genuine interest in improving relations, but by a desire to control and contain Iran and China.
Venezuela Cash Reserves Reach New Low Amid U.S.- Led Sabotage
Years of efforts to destabilize and weaken Venezuela’s leftist government have taken their toll, with the South American nation now down to its last 10 billion dollars in cash reserves.
Newly Declassified CIA Report Exposes Over 25 Years Of U.S. Plans To Destabilize Syria
A CIA report, drafted in 1986, details the agency’s “purposely provocative” analysis of the regime’s vulnerabilities and the potential to destabilize and oust then-President Hafez al-Assad.
Israeli Comptroller Report Reveals 2014 Gaza Massacre Was A War Of Choice
A new report issued by Israel’s state comptroller provides disturbing new details surrounding the country’s 2014 attack on Gaza.