How To Be A Real Friend Of The Kurds

by Eldar Mamedov It is a well-known truism that politics often makes strange bedfellows. One of the latest examples is a budding alliance between the leftist Kurds, or at least organizations claiming to represent them, and the neoconservative hawks in… Continue Reading  

How (Not) To End Endless Wars

by Diana Ohlbaum In defending his decision to withdraw troops from Syria, President Trump explained, “I ran on the basis we’re going to bring our great soldiers back home where they belong. We don’t have to fight these endless wars.… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Endless Wars

by John Feffer Donald Trump loves to talk about ending the endless U.S. wars that he inherited as president. He tweets about it. He endlessly criticizes his predecessors for their martial mistakes. But like the old saw about the weather,… Continue Reading  

How The New York Times distorts our view of Syria

By Robert Wright The New York Times wants to make sure you know that Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria has strengthened US adversaries. On Tuesday, after Kurds imperiled by the withdrawal cut a deal with the Syrian… Continue Reading  

PJC = Private Jihadi Contractor

by David Isenberg From the very beginning of the modern private military company (PMC) era, dating back to the late 1980s, one question raised by just about every observer looking into it was, how did you guarantee that a private… Continue Reading