ISIS

How can the US stop destabilizing the Middle East — and lay the foundation for peace? Stephen Kinzer: The Roots of Middle East Terror Valentine Moghadam: ISIS, the World System, and the Need for New Politics Stephen Kinzer is an author, U.S. foreign policy analyst, and award-winning foreign correspondent …

Candlelight Vigil: War is Not the Answer

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Thurs, Dec 10, 5:30 pm, Boston Common – Human Rights Day War is not the answer.  We should: Welcome and fund refugees forced to flee their countries to avoid war and death inflicted by others. Isolate ISIS by beginning to demilitarize the region. Immediately end …

A talk presented at “Responding to Mass Violence in the Aftermath of Beirut and Paris“, Novemer 18, 2015, Northeastern University Let me begin by saying how very saddened I am by the recent ISIS atrocities in Paris, Beirut, and on the Russian plane. The media …

Thanks to Jon Rainwater of Peace Action West for this timely update.  There’s so much going on on the Syria/Iraq issue — on diplomacy, military escalation, and the humanitarian issues — that it is hard to keep track. In addition to the foreign policy developments, there are have been …

Understanding Syria

October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Trying to understand what’s going on in Syria – and the continuing intervention there by the US and its allies is challenging. The mainstream press is uninformed and riddled with distorted propagandistic themes that reflect official US government position rather than serious analysis.  Here is my take …

Confused about the US war on ISIS?   You’re not alone!   MAPA’s Mideast Working Group is organizing book groups on Phyllis Bennis‘ new book Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror, which was published July 1, 2015. The book is available at the …

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