Regions / Middle East & North Africa
U.S. 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.
Amy Goodman interviews Phyllis on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria and looming U.S. military action against the Assad regime.
The threat of a reckless, dangerous, and illegal US or US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever.
Egypt today remains horrifically divided, with the recent bloodbath certain to make things worse.
CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell says the fall of Bashar Assad's regime would have "disastrous consequences," suggesting his opposition to sending more weapons to Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry's Middle East negotiations are doomed to the same failure as the 22 years of failed diplomacy that precedes them.
The liberal appropriation of the term "revolution" to describe everything from the events in Libya and Syria to the Green movement in Iran not only distorts social reality but also advances a dangerous narrative.
The pace of events exploding across the Middle East continues to quicken - and while it appears the Obama administration has no clear strategy for some of it, the fall-back position of the U.S. continues to make those developments even more dangerous.
Allegations of sarin use by the Syrian government are bedeviled by chain-of-custody issues.
Since the military coup that toppled the country's elected Muslim Brotherhood government, the message of the many Egyptians we met last year resonates with even greater power.