Syria

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

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 …

Eyewitness Syria

June 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Jeff Klein, Massachusetts Peace Action Board Member will speak about his recent trip to Syria.

Congress Must Reclaim its War Powers

April 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

The potential firing of Robert Mueller and/or Rod Rosenstein has focused a great deal of angst and hand-wringing on the looming potential for a constitutional crisis.  Not nearly enough attention, on the other hand, has been paid to the one that is already upon us. …

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