Given US history over the past decade, it's hardly surprising that Snowden has in place "insurance" documents for release in the event of him being harmed by the Obama administration.
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There is a good chance a motion with cross-party support calling for no arming of the Syrian rebels without a vote by MPs will win a majority in Parliament. Lobby your MP online now.
Far from being an initiative born of popular demand, Armed Forces Day is a top-down effort at countering the anti-war feeling.
If there is to be hope for the Syrian people, the first step is for all foreign interference to cease. Only then can Syrians renew the task of taking possession of their own country.
Security service harassment is part of a wider story, not just in the Woolwich killing, but in other cases where torture, rendition and death have been the result, reports John Rees
With its record of criminality and crimes against humanity, Britain has no right to pontificate and brow beat Syria, Iran or any other nation about "international obligations".
The actions of the United States and its allies in Syria have only led to escalating violence and chaos.
Obama has repeatedly stated that there are "preconditions" for peace negotiations, the most important one being the downfall of the Syrian government, ie, regime change.
Sending western troops into Syria would be badly received – especially in the UK, where by a 32-point margin (55%-23%) Britons reject the idea of sending in UK and allied troops.
Governments pay millions for his advice; he picks up vast speaking fees; he's regarded by the US and UK media as the go-to man on anything to do with the Middle East.
Three months after the last major Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip, the "period of calm" is only "calm" for Israel.
The deadly duo should be sharing a cell in The Hague awaiting trial for war crimes, but as we see time and time again, victors' justice translates to no justice at all.
Washington views any effort to curb Israel’s freedom to fly sorties when and where it fancies as a threat.
Chris Nineham's new book on Politics, the Media and the anti-war movement.
'Arrogant and insensitive': Stop the War Coalition attacks Prince Harry for admitting he has killed Taliban insurgents
This arrogant and insensitive attitude to killing Afghans, whoever they are, is hardly likely to win hearts and minds
What evidence is there to justify western 'fears' that Syria and Iran are developing atomic weapons?
With plans for settlement construction, all hopes of Middle East peace will die.
Whoever wins, we lose
On New Year's Eve in 2011, L/Sgt Collins put on his Army uniform, drove into the mountains, recorded a farewell video on his phone and then hanged himself. He was 29.
There are people the world over who are not prepared to wait for history to pass judgement on Blair — they want to see him held to account now.
Why was one of the poorest countries in the world subjected to a decade of invasion and occupation, if the outcome was to talk to the very people the war was against?
No doubt as the war escalates we will be told that there should be more intervention in order to end the war, but at every stage such intervention has only escalated it.
Any rational balance sheet of the last decade would show that the 'war on terror' has been a failure in its own terms: it has not prevented terrorism but caused it to spread.
With a popular product and thoughtful marketing, says Mark Steel, even in war-torn Afghanistan there are always opportunities for those with flair and vision.
Chris Cole from Drone Wars UK explains why we must confront the use of drones
The intensity and frequency of the airlifts shipping arms to the rebels suggest a well-planned and coordinated clandestine military logistics operation.
A grim anniversary should have sent Obama on a visit to Baghdad with reparations for the Iraqi people, instead he's in Israel conferring on the next war in the Middle East.
Karzai orders US elite force to leave Maidan Wardak province after local reports of disappearance of nine people
Conventional accounts blame the Taliban for the expansion of drug production, and claim opium funds insurgency. Julien Mercille shows the reality behind the failed 'war on drugs' in occupied Afghanistan.
For 10 years British politicians like Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and David Miliband have flatly denied that the British state was complicit in torture during the war on terror.
It wasn't just London -- Damascus, Athens, Seoul, Rome, Tokyo, Sydney - hundreds of cities worldwide witnessed the same thing.
While war is a toxic institution, for some of those who conduct it, particularly privileged young princes it can appear to be a latter-day boy’s own adventure.
Karzai and Obama are working on an agreement legalizing permanent military bases in Afghanistan: but as long as we have foreign military bases in our country, we have no independence.
Israel uses advanced US military equipment for slaughter and destruction
How can a travelling salesman for the arms industry claim to be on the side of peace and democracy in the Middle East?
The west's intervention has caused a security vacuum and set in motion events that aren’t good for Libya, for the United States or for the world.