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The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

Scholars can take the lead and help guide the international community towards a world order in which death squads and genocide are the thing of the past.…

Concerning Features of an Apocalyptic Cult in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

ISIL meets some of the criteria for a cult, and this should affect how governments respond to focus on disruption of its recruitment practices.…

Britain’s Real Promise to Israel; “Symbolic” Vote on Palestine

Britain’s Real Promise to Israel; “Symbolic” Vote on Palestine

The UK's non-binding vote on recognition of Palestine matters because it remains a member of the ever-shrinking club of Israel’s staunch supporters.…

We Are All Still Colonizers: Americans’ Inextricable Relationship with Israel’s Colonialism

We Are All Still Colonizers: Americans’ Inextricable Relationship with Israel’s Colonialism

Americans must take stock in their inextricable relationship to Israel's colonialism in Palestine.…

Oslo is dead! Long live Oslo! The UK House of Commons Supports Diplomatic Recognition of Palestine

Oslo is dead! Long live Oslo! The UK House of Commons Supports Diplomatic Recognition of Palestine

Since the latest Gaza war there have been two developments of lasting significance.…

Syria: Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing

Among the many reasons Lebanon should immediately desist targeting Syrian and Palestinian refugees is it's pushing many toward supporting rebel groups.…

The Islamist State

ISIS is a product of US policy. You cannot destroy modern, relatively developed and educated societies and expect civilization and human decency to survive.…

America’s Jihad

America’s Jihad

Among the tangled intricacies of the Middle East imbroglio a course was established to bring chaos to the region.…

The Missing Context: ‘Islamic State’ Sectarianism is Not Coincidental

While the US can inflict much damage on IS, they will ultimately exasperate the sectarian tension that will spill over to other Middle Eastern states.…

Five Things That We Can Learn from Somalia

If the U.S., without regional support, is going to intervene unilaterally in order to destroy or defeat IS, it better have a plan for what comes next.…

The West is Legitimizing Daesh Propaganda

Every public use of the term IS, ISIS or ISIL, particularly when stated in full, serves to give credibility to this extremist organization.…

Questioning Sweden’s ‘Bold’ Diplomatic Initiative

Questioning Sweden’s ‘Bold’ Diplomatic Initiative

The Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven, has indicated the intention of the Swedish government to recognize Palestinian statehood. …

It’s Not Too Late to Save Syria’s Cultural Heritage

Syria's cultural heritage is threatened by war, but it is not too late to take decisive action to protect it.…

A Government for the People by the People: Defeating ISIL with an Inclusive Central Iraqi Government

What is the best strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL? The answer to this question is to stop ISIL where it began, in Iraq.…

Did Israel Commit Genocide in Gaza?

Did Israel Commit Genocide in Gaza?

In a special session of the Russell Tribunal, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge was critically scrutinized from the perspective of international law.…

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative: Nothing About Us Without Us

The Token Palestinian and Authentic Narrative: Nothing About Us Without Us

Palestinians are largely excluded from shaping their own discourse, or are used as convenient fodder in someone else’s. …

Days of Darkness, Sparks of Hope

Around the world we have seen unlikely political alliances that are working to fight for a better future.…

Canada and Israel: Partners in Racial and Humanitarian Crimes

Canada under the neo-Conservative Harper regime has been a front-runner in supporting Israel in its racial apartheid policies in Israel.…

Syria: The Twice Betrayed Christians of Ma’loula

The unique cultural heritage hamlet of Ma’aloula has been scarred, traumatized, desecrated and deeply wounded by the war in Syria.…

What If the ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

What If the ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

If the so-called Islamic State didn’t exist, many in the region would be keen on creating one.…

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