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The Turkish Provocation: Will it Lead to War?

This morning the Turkish military shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria. It is unclear so far whether it was ground fire or Turkish jets that brought down the Russian plane. […]

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Mass Movement Shakes Kabul: Which Way Forward In Afghanistan?

In the past couple of weeks, unprecedented events had been unfolding in Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in the streets of Kabul to protest against the gruesome beheading of seven people, all […]

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Turkey: Thousands Take to the Street as Crisis of the Regime Deepens

Following Saturday’s heinous terrorist attack, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the biggest mass movement since the Gezi Park movement of 2013. But quite contrary to the intentions of the […]

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NATO, Russia, and the Syrian Inferno—The Impotence of Imperialism

“It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” (Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 5) When the US army stormed into Iraq, there was no al-Qaeda present in that country. Now […]

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Syria and the Hypocrisy of Western Imperialism

Since last week, when Russia began bombing targets inside Syria, Western media has been overflowing with articles about the crimes of Russian imperialism in Syria. But the idea put forward that “moderate” rebels are being […]

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Mayhem in the Middle East and the Socialist Solution

A grotesque humanitarian disaster looms large as crisis and conflagration ravage the Middle East. The number of people fleeing the civil war in Syria alone has now surpassed four million. This is the biggest refugee […]

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Political Earthquake in Turkish Elections

The result of Sunday’s Turkish general elections and the clear defeat of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AK Party mark a qualitative change in the situation in the country and bear important consequences for the whole […]

Middle East: War On Yemen Magnifies the Crises of Rotten Regimes

Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis are fleeing their homes in search of safer areas, but as the country runs out of food and basic goods, death stalks the country. This war which has killed and […]

The Nuclear Deal with Iran: What Does It Mean?

On Thursday, April 2, Iran and the world’s most powerful nations signed a preliminary outline agreement about Iran’s nuclear program. It also dealt with the various sanctions imposed on Iran by the US, the UN, […]

Netanyahu’s Victory—What Does It Mean?

With a defiant right-wing turn promising that no Palestinian state would be established as long as he remained in power, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has managed to overturn unfavorable opinion polls at the last minute […]

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The War on Terror and the Terror of War

Editorial for Socialist Appeal 86 – The vicious cycle of state and individual terror continues unabated. Now France has been pulled violently into the maelstrom. The Marxists have long explained that imperialism and Islamic fundamentalism are two aspects […]

Iraq: Against Imperialism and Fundamentalism

In a press conference on August 28, US president Barack Obama openly admitted that he did not have a strategy yet to combat the jihadist ISIS group in Iraq and Syria. Obama’s confession reveals the impasse […]

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