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The west, the Middle East and oil: a conspiracy theory?

The west, the Middle East and oil: a conspiracy theory?
by Ian Sinclair
Open Democracy
24 July 2015

Speaking in the House of Commons in January 2003, just two months before the US-UK invasion of Iraq, British Prime Minister Tony Blair… 1,101 more words

UK Foreign Policy

Anti-ISIS meeting with international officials to be held in Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY – High-ranking officials from some 20 countries will be in Quebec City Thursday to discuss various aspects of the fight against Islamic State militants. 94 more words


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Yesterday we argued that ISIS Czar Gen. John Allen had taken advantage of President Obama’s absence in Kenya and Ethiopia in order to mount a coup d’état in cahoots with Turkish President Erdogan, committing the United States to support a Turkish-controlled free zone or buffer zone, complete with no-fly air protection, in northern Syria. 756 more words

The International Reporter

Two cents | On: The US policy in Syria is not novel; The reasons for the Iran deal (and a brief explanation for the rise of ISIS)

So I have a habit of writing oversized Facebook comments that aren’t quite articles, so I’m going to start a (lazy way out) series called ‘two cents’ when I find something that I would like to blog, but can’t quite be bothered to turn into a proper article. 1,165 more words

Once again, the Kurds are betrayed

For a while, the Kurds in Iraq and Syria were useful to the West. They were prepared to do what intervening, rhetorically grandstanding Western states were unable to do – fight the Islamic State (IS). 1,121 more words

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