Even with Donald Trump,“American isolationism is a fiction”
Andrew Bacevich, Sylvain Cypel, 20 February
Contrary to popular belief, the American administration’s policy is not isolationist. It is characterized by permanent military interventions, in continuity with that of the Obama administration.
Professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University, Andrew Bacevich (...)
“Constructive Chaos” Extends Into the Sahel
Abdelkader Abderrahmane, November 2017
In January 2013, France launched Operation Serval, which was to stop terrorist groups. Five years later, nothing has been solved and chaos is spreading in the region, a chaos that only security and arms companies benefit from.
On October 21, a meeting was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in (...)
How the Israeli Generals Prepared The Conquest Long Before 1967
June 1967, an Endless Six-Day War
Sylvain Cypel, June 2017
Not only was Israel under no threat of destruction in 1967, but the high command had long since drawn up its plans to Conquer the West Bank, Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the Golan Heights. And they carried them out with what amounted to a coup against a handful of politicians still reluctant to (...)
Mosul, Key to the Future of a Unified Iraq
Take Back the City . . . and Then What?
Myriam Benraad, October 2016
Iraqi Premier Haïdar Al-Abadi and US President Barack Obama have promised impending defeat of the Islamic State organization (IS) in Mosul. However the battle for the nerve center of the “caliphate” is turning out to be more complex than expected. Besides which there is no telling whether this (...)