Was America’s Longest War for Opium, Oil and Propping up the Stock Market?

John Potash Soldiers patrol opium fields in Afghanistan. [Source: bbc.com] On September 11, 2001—a day that will live in infamy in U.S. history—hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City and one side of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., which experienced destruction. President George W. Bush’s administration started a war in Afghanistan…

Libya: 1951 Colonial Plan for Three Governing Divisions Moves Closer to Reality

Behind the declared aspirations for the establishment of the federal system is the agenda of parties, lobbies, warlords and individuals who see that their influence in their regional surroundings far exceeds their influence at the national level. December 24th will mark the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the United Kingdom of Libya. The situation…

The Specter of War Looms Over Libya

The Turkish regime still controls the political life in Tripoli, relying on the hordes of forces and mercenaries that it deploys in bases and camps. Analysts fear that the latest issuance of two arrest warrants against the commander of the Libyan army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, is an attempt by the…

Africa: The Opportunity for ISIS to Remedy its Defeat in Syria and Iraq

After the defeat of ISIS and the fall of its alleged “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq, Africa was the haven in which the remnants find what they were looking for. By forging alliances with local armed groups, they succeeded in providing a new platform that supplies the organization with money and terrorists. The group used…

Turkey Demands Return of Crimea, Suppression of Donbass, NATO Membership for Ukraine

Rick Rozoff Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in Istanbul on April 10. Two days after donning combat gear while visiting government troops at the Donbass battle line, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky flew to the Turkish capital of Ankara to join the nation’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a…

Is Colombia Entering a New Cycle of War?

Nepomuceno Marín Four years after the signing of the Peace Accords between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and a sector of the FARC (Timochenko and Ivan Marquez), various analyses have emerged on this event and on the phenomenon of violence and war in Colombia. Almost all of the reflections focus on the process of…