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.
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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.
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