Afghanistan War Outcome

By Gilbert Mercier, News Junkie Post. -

The Iraqi geopolitical analyst, Ali Fahim, recently said in an interview with The Tehran Times: “The arrival of [newly elected Iranian President] Ebrahim Raisi at the helm of power gives a great [...]

US, Turkey And Israel Fuel Forgotten War Between Armenia And Azerbaijan

By Danny Sjursen, The Real News. -

Since Sept. 27, fighting in the disputed south Caucasus Mountain region of Nagorno-Karabakh has killed over 1,000 people, both civilians and combatants, while uprooting the lives [...]

United States Stealing Syrian Oil

By Amberin Zaman, and Joe Snell, Al-Monitor. -

The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of Northeast Syria has signed an agreement with an American oil company, well-placed sources with close knowledge of the deal told Al-Monitor. One of the [...]

The Kurds Unbowed

By Dilar Dirik, New Internationalist. -

Despite the odds stacked against it, the women’s movement is determined to continue the struggle. In response to the Turkish invasions, hundreds of thousands of women from the different [...]

Even NATO Is Unwilling To Touch Turkey’s Idlib Mess With A Ten-Foot Pole

By Scott Ritter, Information Clearinghouse. -

Having been hit by the Syrian Air Force in Idlib, Turkey has called on NATO’s protection, but as much as the alliance would like a fight with Assad and his ally Russia, it’s refused to back [...]

PKK Letter To The United States

By the PKK, ANF News. -

Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Foreign Relations Committee wrote a letter addressed to the American people and President Donald J. Trump responding to the comparisons made between the Kurdish [...]

Vladimir Putin, Syria’s Pacifier-In-Chief

By Pepe Escobar, -

The negotiations in Sochi were long – over six hours – tense and tough. Two leaders in a room with their interpreters and several senior Turkish ministers close by if advice was needed. The [...]

Stay Focused On Getting The US Out Of Syria

By Sara Flounders, Workers World. -

When forces in U.S. ruling circles contend with and denounce each other to justify foreign intervention — as is currently happening in reaction to the announced U.S. pullback from the Kurdish [...]

Kurds’ PKK Letter To The American People And President Trump

By Staff, -

Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Foreign Relations Committee wrote a letter addressing to the American people and President Donald J. Trump responding to the comparisons made between the Kurdish [...]

The Ceasefire That Never Was: Betrayal In Rojava

By Yvo Fitzherbert, -

Since October 9, Turkey has been engaged in a large-scale offensive against the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, threatening the future of the Rojava revolution. [...]

Understanding Trump’s ‘Withdrawal’ From Syria And Advocating For Peace In The Middle East

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

President Trump recently announced he was withdrawing US troops from northeastern Syria where they had fought and imprisoned ISIS members with the Kurds. This move gave the green light for Turkey [...]

United States Air Force At Incirlik, Our National “Black Eye”

By Brian Terrell, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

Current events concerning Turkey and the Kurds in Syria remind me of a conversation I had with a US Air Force colonel almost 17 years ago in a courtroom in Des Moines. To refresh my memory, I dug [...]

Syria: The Biggest US Defeat Since Vietnam

By Pepe Escobar, -

What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer. I’ve tried to summarize it in a single paragraph this way:  “It’s a quadruple win. [...]

The US Has Backed 21 Of The 28 ‘Crazy’ Militias Leading Turkey’s Brutal Invasion Of Northern Syria

By Max Blumenthal, -

Footage showing members of Turkey’s mercenary “national army” executing Kurdish captives as they led the Turkish invasion of northern Syria touched off a national outrage, provoking US government [...]

Why Withdrawing US Troops From Northern Syria Is Good

By Rick Sterling, -

If one believes in restoring international law and the UN Charter,  it is GOOD that US military forces have been withdrawn from  northern Syria. Here are some facts and history which explain why. [...]