Selected articles (October 17, 2019)

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Selected articles (October 17, 2019)




A Coalition of Support: Parliamentarians for Julian Assange

By Binoy Kampmark

October 14, 2019

“[…] If there was a time to fight legal eccentricity and viciousness, it is now.  Just as Hicks and Habib faced complicity and a range of stretched and flexible legal categories, Assange faces that most elastic of instruments designed to stifle publishing and whistleblowing: the US Espionage Act of 1917.  Should he be extradited from the United Kingdom and face the imperial goon squad in Washington, we will be spectators to that most depraved of state acts: the criminalization of publishing. Australia’s parliamentarians, never the sharpest tools in the political box, are starting to stir with that realization.”




Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

November 18, 2006



“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. The Infamous “Oded Yinon Plan”.

By Israel Shahak

Introduction by Michel Chossudovsky

September 06, 2015

updated September 13, 2019

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East



 “Greater Israel” and the Balkanization of the Middle East: Oded Yinon’s “Strategy for Israel”

By Adeyinka Makinde

July 30, 2018

“Greater Israel” and the Balkanization of the Middle East: Oded Yinon’s “Strategy for Israel”



DAESH („Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant“) (updated October 2019)




Winners and Losers in the Turkish attack on Kurds in Syria

By Elijah J Magnier

Part 1

October 15, 2019

Part 2

October 16, 2019

Part 3 (will be published)



How The Win-Win-Win-Win Plan For Syria’s Northeast Succeeds

The Syrian and Russian operations in the northeast of Syria are going well.

Moon of Alabama

October 16, 2019



Syrian Government Regains Control Over Country’s Northeastern Parts

Moon of Alabama

October 14, 2019



The Predictable Mess on Syria’s Border with Turkey

By Patrick Lawrence

October 14, 2019



Averting an ISIS Resurgence in Iraq and Syria

International Crisis Group

Report 207

October 11, 2019



Around the halls: Brookings experts’ reactions to Turkey’s incursion into Syria

Amanda Sloat, Kemal Kirişci, Michael E. O’Hanlon, Ömer Taşpınar, Jeffrey Feltman, and Suzanne Maloney

October 10, 2019



Europe’s Failure in Syria

By Eldar Mamedov

October 16, 2019



Statement Made By İsmail Cem, Foreign Minister, On The Special Security Meeting Held Between Turkey And Syria October 20, 1998 (Unofficial Translation)



The Kurdish Question Then and Now

By Samir Amin

October 2016



Kurdistan: The Next Flashpoint Between Turkey, Iraq, and the Syrian Revolt

By Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

August 2012



Syrien, die Kurden und eine verkürzte Solidarität

Joachim Guilliard

  1. November 2018



„Eine Revolution adoptieren“

Wie die Bundesregierung die zivil-militärische Zusammenarbeit organisiert und dabei die Friedensbewegung lähmt.

Von Karin Leukefeld

Marxistische Blätter 6/2018: „Friedensfragen – Stand- und Streitpunkte“.





Why Baghdad’s Attempts to Mollify Protests Are Falling on Deaf Ears


October 11, 2019



Widespread Protests Point to Iraq’s Cycle of Social Crisis

By Maria Fantappie

International Crisis Group

October 10, 2019




Understanding Russia and the UAE’s Special Partnership

By Giorgio Cafiero

October 16, 2019




Trying to Exploit Iran’s Diverse Ethnic Population to Advance a War Agenda

By Muhammad Sahimi

October 16, 2019



One on One: Exclusive interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Mohamad Javad Zarif

Alican Ayanlar sits down with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss relations with Saudi Arabia, tensions with the US and the nuclear deal.




Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s Note published in the Financial Times.

October 10, 2019

“[…] We must build consensus at various levels about the parameters of the Hormuz peace endeavour, and then collectively launch and implement it. So Iran proposes setting up meetings of experts, think-tanks, the private sector, senior officials, ministers and heads of state to deliberate on common objectives.

These meetings can help articulate a collective approach to opportunities and challenges such as energy security and freedom of navigation for all. We must also promote arms control and security building measures, the establishment of a zone that is free of weapons of mass destruction, as well as the prevention and resolution of regional conflicts. We can begin with — or work towards — the signing of a Hormuz Community Non-Intervention and Non-Aggression Pact.[…]”



Iran hails efforts to mediate talks with Saudis ahead of Imran Khan visit

October 12, 2019



Iran to Respond to Oil Tanker Attack: Top Security Official

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani warned the parties behind a recent attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea that they will be given a response that would make them regret the move.

October, 16, 2019