Middle East


Who Wins and Who Loses in Trump’s Iran Strategy?

October 18, 2017 | On Friday, October 13, Trump declared that he will not re-validate the nuclear deal with Iran; nor will he break with it entirely.

Arielle Concilio


Power Cuts in the Gaza Strip, a Humanitarian Crisis

July 14, 2017 | As the Gaza Strip moves even more rapidly than predicted toward becoming uninhabitable, its two million residents face an escalating humanitarian crisis.

Mira Craig-Morse


Exposing Israeli Lies about the Occupation: An Interview with Ilan Pappé

April 27, 2017 | Israeli historian Ilan Pappé talks about the occupation of Palestine, the Arab War of 1948 and the current oppression of the Palestinians at the hands of (...)

Ilan Pappé


What Lies After the Turkey Referendum

April 15, 2017 | With two days left until the constitutional referendum vote in Turkey on April 16th, there are still a myriad of potential scenarios and outcomes. Regardless of the result of the vote, the left (...)

Yasemin Yilmaz


Turkey’s Referendum and its Aftermath

April 12, 2017 | Those who thought that the referendum would be a piece of cake for the government given the countrywide state of emergency were proven wrong.

Başlangıç magazine


Bombing Them to Save Them: The Imperialist Logic of War

April 07, 2017 | In the face of Trump’s national chauvinism, we need to advance the most radical left-wing internationalism.

Juan Cruz Ferre


Palestine, Marxists and the "One-State Solution"

February 16, 2017 | Trump suggested that he may abandon plans for a "two-state solution." For decades, US foreign police has aimed to create a Palestinian state. But even before Trump's remarks, this solution was (...)

Wladek Flakin


Turkey’s Fragile Bonapartism

January 06, 2017 | Turkey may hold a referendum on the transition to an authoritarian presidential system as soon as late March; however, Erdoğan’s Bonapartist shift does not herald stability for the ruling class, (...)

Barış Yıldırım
Foti Benlisoy


The Carnage of Aleppo

December 23, 2016 | Aleppo is a tragedy. Over a quarter million people have died in the confrontation between the rebels and the forces of the Syrian government.

Juan Cruz Ferre


Three Hypotheses on the Assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey

December 20, 2016 | The assassination of Andrei Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey, occurred against the backdrop of the civil war in Syria. In particular, it takes place amidst the dramatic turn of events (...)

Claudia Cinatti


‘Pure’ democracy against the extreme right?

November 30, 2016 | The rise of the so-called illiberal democracies is the continuity of neoliberalism.

Foti Benlisoy


Egyptian Shipyard Workers’ Defiance Sparks Solidarity Movement

September 16, 2016 | Workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company have been victimised and dragged before a military court for standing up for their rights at work, but a growing solidarity movement is putting the (...)

Hisham Fouad


The Geopolitics of the Civil War in Syria

September 14, 2016 | The shifting alliances and the overlapping of multiple ethnic, religious, geopolitical and social conflicts that characterize the civil war in Syria seem to defy the basic premise of any war— the (...)

Claudia Cinatti


Israel, Palestine, Anti-Semitism and the US Left

September 13, 2016 | Once the flagship of US Trotskyism, the US Socialist Workers Party is reduced to a rubber life raft of derailed sectarianism. The SWP was for decades a proponent of the liberation of the (...)

John Leslie


Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine

August 12, 2016 | We interviewed Ilan Pappé, world-renowned scholar, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and proponent of the BDS movement.

Ilan Pappé


Failed Coup: A Springboard to Bonapartism

August 09, 2016 | On July 15, the world watched as an attempted military coup against President Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) took place in Turkey. The putschists’ eventual (...)

Baran Serhad


Google Erases Palestine from the Map

August 08, 2016 | Google Maps has erased Palestine from the world map in one unannounced moment, replacing it with the word, “Israel.” By doing so, the multinational giant sinks the stake deeper into the heart of (...)

Tre Kwon


Hope is with the youth, the Kurds and the working class

July 23, 2016 | Erdoğan has used the coup as an excuse for a drastic authoritarian turn. We interviewed Yunus Özgür, a young Turkish student who currently lives in Germany.

Kaan Onat


VIDEO: Turkey After the Failed Coup

July 19, 2016 | Interview with Baran Serhad, Kurdish editor of Klasse gegen Klasse.

Klasse Gegen Klasse


No to the coup, no to the AKP!

July 17, 2016 | The Islamist AKP government under President Erdoğan will use the attempted military coup as an opportunity to recover its tarnished image, and to install an authoritarian presidential (...)

Mehmet Yılmaz


2022 World Cup Qatar: workplace deaths, profits for FIFA

February 23, 2016 | Billion-dollar stadiums and miserable wages for workers. According to a report by the ITUC, thousands will die so that a few can enjoy the World Cup in the stadiums in (...)

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