Russian SU-24M in flight, 2009 (Wikimedia)
25 Nov 2015

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane In Syria

Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane In Syria and more in the Next Cold War roundup.

Hillary Clinton Speaks at a Presidential Primary Rally in Raleigh, NC in 2008 (Keith Kissel on Flickr)
24 Nov 2015

Libya’s Collapse Proves Hillary Clinton Learned Nothing From Iraq War

As Clinton makes another attempt at the imperial presidency, she appears unwilling or unable to learn from the horrible blunders she championed in the past.

Mnar Muhawesh, founder of MintPress News, presents a speech called "War, Media, Propaganda: Muslims As The Other" on Thursday Oct. 15 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, hosted by Citizens for Global Solutions. (Screenshot)
16 Nov 2015

Interview: MintPress News’ Mnar Muhawesh On Paris Attacks & Response Of Western Countries

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks and blasts in Beirut, it seems very likely that Western countries will overreact and play into the hands of the Islamic State. It is also clear there will be little reflection on how Western countries, including France, created a climate that fueled the

In this August 19, 2010 photo, an Israeli soldier with an automatic weapon and a K-9 unit can be seen in silhouette. (Flickr / Israel Defense Forces)
20 Oct 2015

Israel Receives $3.1B In US Aid While The Middle East’s Poor Struggle To Survive

Israelis earn an average per capita income of $34,990, almost 19 times more than Syrians take home each year, yet continues to receive billions in US aid.

IDF soldiers training in the Golan Heights. (IDF on Flickr)
13 Oct 2015

Israel Takes Advantage Of Syrian Civil War To Expand Illegal Golan Heights Settlements

Israel is taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to expand its illegal settlements in the Golan Heights as new oil reserves were discovered in the region.

A Palestinian child looks over the ruins of a stone wall in Ma'asara, on the West Bank, Palestine, on January 8, 2010. (Flickr / Ian McKellar)
17 Sep 2015

13M Children Forced Out Of School By Western Destabilization Efforts In Middle East

Presented in partnership with MintPress News. UNITED NATIONS — Years of war and unrest devastated education in the Middle East and North Africa, leaving more than 13 million children without safe or reliable schools across the region, according to a new report from UNICEF. The report, “Education Under Fire,” which

Two heavily armed soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces walk ahead of the rest of their troop during a training mission in the occupied Golan Heights on October 30, 2014. Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, said U.S. intelligence cables revealed a collaboration between the US, Israel and their allies to destabilize Syria that dates back to 2006, with Israel hoping to maintain its hold on this occupied territory through provoking Syrian civil war. (Flickr / Israel Defense Forces / Gadi Yampel)
15 Sep 2015

Julian Assange: US & Israel Planned To Overthrow Assad In 2006

Speaking from Ecuador’s embassy in London, Julian Assange revealed that the United States planned to overthrow the Syrian government as far back as 2006, several years before the start of the current crisis.

Two children pose in front of a building at the Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq. This camp has housed about 65,000 Syrian refugees since it opened in 2012. (Flickr / IOM Iraq)
10 Sep 2015

Migrant Crisis Fueled By Gas Pipelines

Don’t let anyone fool you: Sectarian strife in Syria has been engineered to provide cover for a war for access to oil and gas, and the power and money that come along with it.

Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, right, greets British Prime Minister David Cameron June 10, 2014, during a defense chiefs strategic dialogue with the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and their British counterparts in London. (Wikimedia Commons / Department of Defense / Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton)
08 Sep 2015

‘A Dangerous International Precedent’: British Government Embraces Killer Drones

British Prime Minister David Cameron informed Parliament the government had launched a drone strike on August 21, which assassinated three people in Syria alleged to be Islamic State militants, including two British citizens. The strike against British citizen Reyaad Khan, the “target of the strike,” was committed without approval from Parliament. British citizen Ruhul Amin, who was killed in the strike, was deemed an “associate” worthy of death.

File: A General Atomics MQ-1A Predator drone. (Wikimedia Commons / United States Air Force)
02 Sep 2015

Obama’s Drone War Escalates in Syria, Despite Fueling Violence in Other Countries

President Barack Obama’s administration has apparently expanded covert drone operations in Syria in order to strike leaders of the Islamic State. But the expansion is destined to fail as much as previous operations in other countries, which have only fueled the rise of violent extremism.