Next Cold War 3/18/16 The EU is wrangling with Turkey over an agreement to take back migrants and change their laws in exchange for political and financial rewards and calls out EU for their support of terror groups and treatment of migrants. Turkey is under pressure from a number of
Next Cold War Roundup 3/16/16 Geneva talks are on. Russia does a surprise semi-withdrawal from Syria, leaving a well equipped Syrian coalition but increasing pressure on Assad to compromise. The US brings to the table a weakened position on the ground but a threat of a Turkish invasion and the
Next Cold War Roundup 3/2/16 The US military is escalating their role in Iraq and Libya. Saudis are threatening to destabilize Lebanon and open a new front in the Syrian war on its border with northern Lebanon by arming Sunni proxies there. Turkey is on shaky ground with its NATO
The court ruled a PTSD expert should have been allowed to testify at the trial of Rasmea Odeh, imprisoned Palestinian-American activist facing deportation.
Next Cold War 2/22/16 Saber Rattling Saudi FM Tells Der Spiegel Saudis Want Syrian Rebels MANPADs. _ “In an interview, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir expresses his continued support for regime change in Syria and his desire for rebels to be supplied with anti-aircraft missiles that could shift the balance
Stories from the activist group’s fake edition of the Times included a Palestinian village awarded the Nobel Peace Prize & Congress debating aid to Israel.
Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner talks Hollywood, socialism, & the Israel/Palestine conflict. Plus: A Hungarian feminist hip-hop art gallery for Roma.
Next Cold War Roundup 2/1/16 Syrian Peace Talks After delays and controversies, the Geneva 3 Syrian peace talks are proceeding, despite many experts’ doubts that they would ever get started or produce any useful results. The Saudi-backed High Negotiating Committee arrived in Geneva after receiving some assurances from the US
An expert on Palestinian human rights warned that using Airbnb ”facilitates the commission of the crime of establishing settlements.”
The U.S. States supports Myanmar, despite atrocities against its Muslim minority, in hopes of accessing its oil and putting increased pressure on China.