On the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War


by Jim Lobe Apart from a few misjudgements, I think my explanation of the motivations and non-motivations of the invasion of Iraq on its eve stands up pretty well. But you should be the judge. Following is a piece I did… Continue Reading  

Farideh Farhi: Too Soon for a Breakthrough but Progress Possible for Iran Nuclear Talks


by Jasmin Ramsey Ahead of the technical-level nuclear talks that will take place in Istanbul on March 18 and the top-level talks that will be held in early April, Farideh Farhi, an Independent Scholar at the University of Hawaii and… Continue Reading  

New Excuse for Greater CIA Involvement in Iraq


by Wayne White With a long history of misguided, damaging American intervention and meddling in the Middle East, the reported CIA effort to target the al-Nusra Front in Syria by helping Iraqi anti-terrorism units to attack its roots in Iraq… Continue Reading  

Afghanistan Faces “Massive Economic Constriction” after U.S. Withdrawal


by Richard Sale via IPS News Next year’s drawdown of U.S. forces and decline in U.S. aid will leave in its wake an Afghan political system lacking legitimacy and stability, according to interviews with Afghanistan experts, news reports and congressional… Continue Reading  

U.S. Claims No Indefinite Detention at Guantánamo


by Joe Hitchon via IPS News In an unusual public testimony, the U.S. government has publicly stated that no “indefinite detention” is taking place among detainees at the military prison in Guantánamo Bay. “The United States only detains individuals when… Continue Reading