Syria

People in the US get a very one-sided view of the war in Syria from the mainstream media. What is the reality? What do Syrians want? Jeff Klein has visited Syria three times, most recently in April 2018, and has written and spoken widely on …

Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, and the US – Explained

November 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, and the US – Explained Wednesday, November 13th 7 PM – 9 PM Community Church of Boston 565 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 Trump’s sudden withdrawal of some US troops from Syria has caused chaos in an already troubled Middle East. It’s …

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Tel Abyad Credit: REUTERS Stop the Turkish invasion of Syria! Stop this attack on the Kurds!  Stop U.S./NATO support to the Turkish army! -Turkey has begun a military invasion of Syria. The U.S. should join the EU in …

Syria, the Kurds, Turkey, and the US

October 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Earlier this week I heard from the chief of staff of a Massachusetts member of Congress who asked about my take on Trump’s decision to partially pull back US troops in Syria to clear the way for a Turkish invasion. My initial response of our …

On Trump’s Proposed Withdrawal from Syria

October 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

On President Trump’s announcement yesterday that he will withdraw U.S. troops from Northeast Syria: The situation is complicated and has been worsened by US policy over the years.  The short response is that we never had a legal right or legitimate purpose to intervene in …

Denis J. Sullivan Director, Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS, a Carnegie Corporation Project) Professor of Political Science & International Affairs Co-Director, Middle East Center Northeastern University  Since early 2011, both Syria and Yemen have been in the throes of displacement and near-total destruction. Syria …

Jeff Klein: What’s Happening in Syria?

November 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

People in the US get a very one-sided view of the war in Syria from the mainstream media. What is the reality? What do Syrians want? Jeff Klein, a retired machinist and local trade-union president active with the anti-war group Dorchester People for Peace and …

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