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AIPAC: Israel's U.S. Spy Den: Against The Current vol. 113
Ruff, Allen
The socialist Left must remain clear in its avoidance of a conspiratorial view of history. The entire U.S. political spectrum in the aftermath of the 2000 election, and especially since 9/11, has bee...
The Balance of Probabilities
Murray, Craig
Unlike the famous chemical weapons "attack" portrayed by the BBC in Saving Syria's Children, it does appear that in the latest incident at Idlib there was real horror inflicted by chemical attack of s...
Binge and Hangover: Against The Current vol. 124
The Editors
The lords of empire set out to show that the United States, not Iran or any other potential rival, will rule the "new" Middle East. Unable to attack Iran directly, however, they instead employed the w...
The Case for Staying in Iraq: Against The Current vol. 122
Baldock, Kate
I don't support an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, because I think it would probably make an already bad situation much worse. Of course, there's no guarantee that continuing the occupation will...
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Middle East.
Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East
Hanieh, Adam
While the outcomes of the tumultuous uprisings that continue to transfix the Arab world remain uncertain, the root causes of rebellion persist. Drawing upon extensive empirical research, Lineages of R...
Mainspring of the Arab Revolt: A review of Lineages of Revolt by Adam Hanieh
Machover, Moshe
This book ought to be read — or better, studied — by every socialist interested in the Middle East.
The Middle East in Flames: Against The Current vol. 124
Kennedy, Andrew; Weissman, Susan
Andrew Kennedy and Suzi Weismann Interview Gilbert Achcar. Gilbert Achcar is the author of Eastern Cauldron and The Clash of Barbarisms, both published by Monthly Review Press.
On Oil and Quicksand: Against The Current vol. 114
The Editors
The end of 2004 finds the Middle East sliding toward an even bloodier morass, thanks in large part to imperial and colonial arrogance which has rarely been on such open display.
On Syria Crisis and Prospects
Moghadam, Val
This article speculates and considers the probable outcomes and consequences that could result if a U.S. bombing campaign against Syria takes place.
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid
Carter, Jimmy
Former U.S. President Carter calls Israel's treatment of Palestinians 'apartheid' and identifies continuing Israeli control of the occupied territories as the primary obstacle to peace.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
What the Media Does Not Say About the Anti-Iran Leaks
Sahimi, Muhammad
The media is interested in one and only one subject: advancing the anti-Iran narrative that is advocated by the neoconservatives, the War Party, and the Israel lobby.
WikiLeaks continues exposure of predatory US foreign policy
Martin, Patrick
In the face of an unprecedented campaign of US harassment and intimidation, the Internet-based WikiLeaks group is continuing its efforts to expose the predatory role of American foreign policy around ...

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Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
Organization profile published 2007
A joint institution of Israelis and Palestinians dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of "two states for two peoples". Recognizes the rights of the Jewish peopl...