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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[haw-info] HAW Notes 9/16/14: Links to recent articles of interest

Links to Recent Articles of Interest


"Is There a Diplomatic Solution to ISIS Crisis? US Could Turn to Aid, Arms Embargo & Engaging Foes"

Interview with Phyllis Bennis on Democracy Now, posted September 15


"Top 5 Contradictions in Obama's Emerging ISIL Strategy"

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted September 15

The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.


"ISIS and Washington's Ignorance about the Sunni-Shia Divide"

By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, posted September 15

The author teaches history at Tufts University.

"Saudi Arabia, 9/11 and the Rise of Isis"

By Andrew Cockburn, CounterPunch.org, posted September 15

Based in part on an interview with ex-Senator Bob Graham, a former member of the Senate Intelligence Committee

"Nationalist Illusions: Selling Another Middle East War"

By Lawrence Wittner, CounterPunch.org, posted September 15

The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany.

"Bingo! Here's Another Force of Evil to be 'Vanquished'"

By Robert Fisk, The Independent, posted September 11

On the ironies of president Obama's language in light of recent Middle Eastern history

"Obama Is Picking His Targets in Iraq and Syria While Missing the Point"

By Andrew J. Bacevich, Reuters blog, posted September 10

The author recently retired as a professor of history and international relations at Boston University.


"Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease: What's Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?"

By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted September 9


"In Northeast Syria, Islamic State Builds a Government"

By Mariam Karouny, Reuters, posted September 4

A chilling picture of ISIS' staying power and an implied warning of the extreme difficulty of dislodging it


"Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin"

By John Mearsheimer, Portside.org, posted September 2 (from the September-October issue of Foreign Affairs

This list was edited by Steve Gosch and Jim O'Brien, with thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, Mim Jackson, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.



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