WikiLeaks reveals how the US aggressively pursued regime change in Syria, igniting a bloodbath

WikiLeaks reveals how the US aggressively pursued regime change in Syria, igniting a bloodbath

April 3, 2020 Robert Reuel Naiman Given the systematic distortion of the Syrian conflict that we have pointed out here on The Transnational many times before, we find it important to highlight the – always omitted – early role of the United States in fomenting what broke out in violence in early 2011. This is […]

The international Syria conflict: You can’t have the cake and eat it too. So what to do?

The international Syria conflict: You can’t have the cake and eat it too. So what to do?

PhotoPainting by the author Diagnosis, prognosis and treatment in the light of Turkey’s invasion and the risk of a larger catastrophic war. By Jan Oberg March 7, 2020 Diagnosis The world looked at the violence but didn’t have the capacity to analyze the underlying conflicts in and around Syria. For sure, it is a civil […]

Lying, cheating and stealing to kill

Lying, cheating and stealing to kill

A different take on what preceded the murder of Iranian general Solemani March 2, 2020 Introduction by Jan Oberg Here is, first, a video sequence that has gone viral. It’s U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, telling – laughingly – an audience that CIA’s perception of truth is quite advanced; and he must know since […]

How the US helped create Al Qaeda and ISIS

How the US helped create Al Qaeda and ISIS

February 21, 2020 By Garikai Chengu Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region. The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will […]

Why the New Silk Roads are a ‘threat’ to the US bloc

Why the New Silk Roads are a ‘threat’ to the US bloc

Photo: Facebook/AsiaTimes The Middle East is the key to wide-ranging, economic, interlinked integration, and peace February 16, 2020 By Pepe Escobar Under the cascading roar of the 24/7 news cycle cum Twitter eruptions, it’s easy for most of the West, especially the US, to forget the basics about the interaction of Eurasia with its western […]

On 41st Anniversary, has Trump’s belligerence strengthened the Iranian government?

On 41st Anniversary, has Trump’s belligerence strengthened the Iranian government?

By Farhang Jahanpour February 12, 2020 Oxford, UK (Special to Informed Comment) – On February 11, 2020, the Islamic Republic of Iran marks the 41st anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. Thus, it has defied the Trump administration’s prediction of its demise for two years beyond its allotted time. In his speech at […]

Russia, the Eurasian Triangle, and the Soleiman Assassination

Russia, the Eurasian Triangle, and the Soleiman Assassination

By Gordon M. Hahn January 30, 2020 The apparent overreaction by the U.S. to Iranian provocations represented by the assassination of Revolutionary Guards Corps Commander Qassem Soleiman is one of the stronger blows to hit one of the most important nails in the coffin of U.S.-Russian relations: the revival of Russian-Western geopolitical competition outside Russia’s […]

With a new weapon in Donald Trump’s hands, the Iran crisis risks going nuclear

With a new weapon in Donald Trump’s hands, the Iran crisis risks going nuclear

By William Arkin January 29, 2020 Ten days before Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, the United States nuked Iran. The occasion: a nuclear war exercise held every year in late October. In the war game, after Iran sank an American aircraft carrier and employed chemical weapons against a Marine Corps force, the […]

How many people has the U.S. killed in its post-9/11 wars? Part 2: Afghanistan and Pakistan

How many people has the U.S. killed in its post-9/11 wars? Part 2: Afghanistan and Pakistan

By Nicolas J.S. Davies January 27, 2020 The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001, have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political and legal imperative, argues Nicolas J.S. Davies, in part two of his series. Originally posted on […]

How do you blow the whistle on a whole society?

How do you blow the whistle on a whole society?

By David SwansonJanuary 22, 2020 VideoAnother video from the event where the author gave this talk Like perhaps most people who visit Los Angeles, I consider it my duty to offer a brilliant new idea for a film script. My idea is in the genre of science-fiction mafia, a genre that I think has not […]