Demystifying  Syria

Demystifying Syria

Come learn more about the bitter and largely misunderstood situation on the ground in Iraq and Syria, including the U.S. military and political responses and alternative solutions to the crisis, as we hear from some of the most well-informed analysts in the U.S. You...
U.S. Not Bombing Syria: A Victory Against Another U.S. War

U.S. Not Bombing Syria: A Victory Against Another U.S. War

For just these moments we should be savoring a victory. The U.S. is not bombing Syria, as we certainly would have been if not for a huge mobilization of anti-war pressure on the president and especially on Congress. It was, according to the Washington Post, “the first...
The Middle East in Turmoil Once Again: And It’s Not All About Us

The Middle East in Turmoil Once Again: And It’s Not All About Us

This post was originally mailed out to supporters of the Institute for Policy Studies’ New Internationalism Project. To receive future editions of the newsletter on your inbox, sign up here. When are we going to learn that it’s not all about us? Certainly...
Syria: America vs. Israel?

Syria: America vs. Israel?

The “Arab Spring” reached Syria in March 2011 when Syrian intellectuals, students, and union leaders appeared on the streets to demand greater transparency, political liberalization, and economic reforms. Although they did not participate in the initial...
The Crisis in Syria Calls Out for an Intervention — with Russia

The Crisis in Syria Calls Out for an Intervention — with Russia

Cross-posted from the United to End Genocide Blog. It’s time for an intervention. The brutal massacre of over 100 people, mostly women and children, in Houla, Syria last week shook the world’s conscience. Despite more than a year of atrocities, the murder...