War fears hang over Ukraine as 12 die despite truce

Oct 8, 2014

War fears hang over Ukraine as 12 die despite truce

Ukraine faced the threat Tuesday of a resumption of all-out warfare as 12 more people, mostly civilians, died in increasingly bloody clashes with pro-Russian rebels despite a truce deal. The toll was one of the highest reported since the two rivals signed the Moscow-backed ...

Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

Oct 7, 2014

Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

by Ted Rall

When it comes to killing members of the Islamic State, U.S. President Barack Obama is anything but a reluctant warrrior. To the contrary, he makes former President George W. Bush look like a dirty peace hippie.

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

Sep 17, 2014

Boko Haram waging total war on Nigeria, senate president says

Nigeria’s Islamist militant group Boko Haram has declared “total war” on the West African country and the situation “must be handled with all the seriousness it deserves,” Senate President David Mark said. “The escalation of violence and the heinous crimes daily perpetrated by insurgents ...

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Sep 2, 2014

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a “great war” that could claim tens of thousands of lives. The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as European-mediated talks over the ...

The Middle East crack-up

Aug 29, 2014

The Middle East crack-up

by Shlomo Avineri

The horror stories emerging from northern Iraq, as well as the continuing slaughter in Syria's civil war, point to the unraveling of the state system established after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire almost 100 years ago.

Aug 29, 2014

Three timelines shaping Mideast developments

by Volker Perthes

To shape an effective strategy in the Middle East, it is essential to understand three distinct timelines that are shaping developments: the short-term timeline of daily struggles, the medium-term timeline of geopolitical shifts, and the long-term timeline of sociocultural transformation.

Aug 26, 2014

Brace for the coming CLASS war

by Andrew Sheng

The balkanization of global banking by the U.S.' requiring all foreign banks in the country to become subsidiary companies and international banks with U.S.-dollar clearing accounts to comply to some degree with U.S. foreign policy by refraining from trading with U.S. enemies defines a ...

Jul 4, 2014

Olympian, POW, U.S. war hero Zamperini dies at 97

Seventy years ago, the world was convinced that Louis Zamperini was dead. There had been no word of the track star and former Olympian since his World War II bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean. The military told his parents he was dead, and ...