Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Syria

Foreign Correspondent: Trump plays both sides against the middle

Is he a hawk? Is he a peacenik? The president keeps us guessing.

Foreign correspondent: Kamala Harris on war, peace, and the Middle East

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin hasn’t forgotten a 2017 meeting with members of Senator Kamala Harris’s staff to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The Israeli land and sea...

Trump’s desperate, last-ditch effort to hike tensions with Iran

During the past month, Iran has suffered a half-dozen explosions and fires at military and civilian sites. A bomb blew up near the Parchin missile base outside Tehran, Iran’s...

Rob Eshelman-HĂĄkansson, journalist and activist, dies at 47

Rob  Eshelman-Håkansson, a fearless journalist, former legislative aide to Matt Gonzalez, and organizer with the Housing Rights Committee, died July 15, 2020. He was 47 years old. It’s hard to...

Foreign Correspondent: Russian bounty story falls flat

On June 26, in a major front page story, The New York Times wrote that Russia paid a bounty to the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan last...

Foreign correspondent: Libya, the forgotten war

I arrived at the airport in Tripoli, Libya, on assignment for CBS Radio with my paperwork in order. I even had the phone numbers of local immigration officials in...

Foreign Correspondent: Michael Flynn’s forgotten Turkish connection

Trump’s Justice Department wants to drop all charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn despite his having admitted to being guilty. Twice. The judge in his case has...

Foreign Correspondent: Trump v. Biden on foreign policy

We all know that President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been a disaster. But is Joe Biden’s any better? Trump promised to stop America's endless wars, but has stationed some...

Foreign correspondent: Trump backs down, but Iran conflict continues

Trump blinked. After threatening to bomb military and cultural sites in Iran, President Donald Trump has apparently backed down on further escalation in his quasi-war with Iran. He tried to...

What’s really going on with the US and Iran?

On Jan. 2 a US drone fired a missile on a car caravan leaving the Baghdad airport, killing Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani and leaders of Iraqi militia groups....