By Will Morrow, 19 April 2018
A campaign is underway in the American political and military-intelligence establishment for a major escalation in Syria and confrontation with Iran and Russia.
By Peter Symonds, 19 April 2018
The Trump administration senses the possibility of advancing US imperialism’s interests in Asia against its chief rivals, Russia and China, and potential competitors such as Japan.
By Peter Symonds, 18 April 2018
The two longstanding military allies—the US and Japan—are united in their determination to contain and confront China, but are increasingly at odds over the means for doing so.
By Will Morrow, 18 April 2018
An on-the-spot report from Douma by veteran journalist Robert Fisk further exposes the chemical gas pretext for the illegal US-UK-French bombing of Syria.
By Statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 17 April 2018
The assault by the imperialist powers on Syria is only the prelude to a far broader and bloodier conflict with Iran, Russia, and China.
By Peter Symonds, 17 April 2018
Western governments and media that propagated unsubstantiated claims of a chemical weapons attack to justify illegal missile strikes on Syria are seeking to cover their tracks.
By Eddie Haywood, 16 April 2018
Highlighting the predatory aim of AFRICOM’s presence in the region is the Niger defense minister’s admission that the US forces “wage war when necessary.”
By Barry Grey, 16 April 2018
The bases for new provocations and fresh pretexts for military aggression are already being laid.
By Will Morrow, 16 April 2018
The DSA and ISO in the US, and the NPA in France are spreading the lies of the media and intelligence agencies to justify the bombings on “humanitarian” grounds.
By The World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 14 April 2018
All of the governments participating in this new onslaught are crisis-ridden and lack any electoral legitimacy.
By Peter Symonds, 14 April 2018
The cynical character of Trump’s decision to meet with Kim Jong-un is underscored by the fact that two militarists—Pompeo and Bolton—are in charge of preparing the summit.
By James Cogan, 13 April 2018
The US secretary of state nominee, CIA head Mike Pompeo, left no doubt yesterday that the Putin regime in Russia is the main target behind the war crisis in the Middle East.
By Jordan Shilton, 13 April 2018
The Russian, Turkish and Iranian economies are coming under pressure amid the growing war danger, while Israel is preparing for a wider regional conflict.
By Andre Damon, 13 April 2018
The New York Times, Washington Post and other mainstream news outlets function not as journalists, but as propagandists for the US/NATO war drive against Syria.
By Statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board, 12 April 2018
The imperialist powers, based on fraudulent allegations, are on the verge of launching another bloodbath in the Middle East.
By James Cogan, 12 April 2018
Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon stressed Moscow’s repeated warnings that it will retaliate against any attack that threatens its personnel in Syria.
By James Cogan, 11 April 2018
The New York Times and Washington Post have sent a clear message to Trump that a limited attack will be denounced as worse than useless.
By Roger Jordan, 11 April 2018
Canada has signalled its support for the coming US attack on Syria, by pledging to work with its “international partners” to punish Syria and “its backers” with “all available means.”
By Patrick Martin, 9 April 2018
The rhetoric of the Trump administration indicates that preparations are being made by the Pentagon for stepped-up military operations in Syria.
By Robert Stevens, 9 April 2018
Faced with a devastating exposure of the May government’s concoctions, within the space of a month, the British media is in damage limitation mode.
By Peter Symonds, 7 April 2018
While scaled back, the joint exercises still involve 300,000 troops and advanced weaponry amid continuing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
By Patrick Martin, 6 April 2018
The move came after intense pressure from the Pentagon and much of the corporate media for a more aggressive anti-Russian and anti-Iranian posture.
By Andre Damon, 5 April 2018
Over 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter condemning the company’s participation in the criminal operations of the US military and the “business of war.”
By Robert Stevens, 5 April 2018
Not since Nazi Germany has the world witnessed such a shameless falsification of events as the provocation concocted around the poisoning in England of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
By Bill Van Auken, 4 April 2018
While Trump repeated his populist promise to “bring our troops home,” the reality is that the Pentagon is escalating interventions across the Middle East.
By Jean Shaoul and Barry Grey, 2 April 2018
Major American media outlets, led by the New York Times, are treating the Israeli military’s mass killing and wounding of unarmed, peaceful Palestinian protesters as a non-event.
By Patrick Martin, 2 April 2018
While Trump spoke last week of removing US troops from Syria, the US-backed “rebel” forces lost their last stronghold near the capital city, Damascus.
By Eddie Haywood, 31 March 2018
Thousands turned out in the capital Accra to oppose a deal that would allow for a significant expansion of the US military’s presence in the West African nation.
By Chris Marsden, 31 March 2018
The recovery of Yulia Skripal after having been supposedly poisoned by a “military-grade” nerve agent is just one of the innumerable inconsistencies and contradictions in London’s case against Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 March 2018
The sale represents a direct military provocation, escalating tensions provoked by unsubstantiated allegations surrounding the Skripal poisoning in the UK.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 March 2018
From the Zinoviev Letter of 1924 to the alleged poisoning of a double agent in the UK, both US and British intelligence have a long record of employing lies to justify war and reaction.
By Peter Symonds, 28 March 2018
Facing mounting threats from the Trump administration, China and North Korea are under pressure to mend an increasingly frosty relationship.
By Eddie Haywood, 28 March 2018
AFRICOM has been preparing for a massive escalation of armed drone flights conducted across the African continent from its recently constructed base in neighboring Niger.
By Niles Niemuth, 27 March 2018
Critical details about Omar Mateen’s father’s decade-long relationship with the FBI came out this week during the trial of Noor Salman, who has been charged as an accomplice in the 2016 mass shooting.
By Peter Symonds, 24 March 2018
Bolton is notorious for his advocacy of illegal wars of aggression, his contempt for the UN and international law, and his belligerent stance towards US rivals such as China and Russia.
By Eddie Haywood, 24 March 2018
Monday’s strike was the ninth such attack this year putting 2018 on track to overtake the record total set in 2017.
By Chris Marsden, 22 March 2018
Tuesday was the day the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats and their families, while May chaired a session of the national security council to discuss further actions against Russia.
By Patrick Martin, 21 March 2018
Neither the warmongers in Washington and London, nor their media apologists, have been held to account for the greatest crime of the 21st century.
Part 3: NYU and the efforts to censor the Internet
By the IYSSE at NYU, 21 March 2018
New York University, the largest private research university in the US, in heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the Internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By Chris Marsden, 20 March 2018
The Skripal affair has been used by the UK and powerful voices within the US political and military establishment to push the two major European states away from Russia.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 March 2018
The imminent fall of the Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta has been accompanied by Turkey’s overrunning of Afrin in the north, signaling a new stage in the seven-year-old Syrian war.
NYU’s role in “cybersecurity” and mass surveillance
By the IYSSE at NYU, 20 March 2018
The largest private research university in the US is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By James Cogan, 19 March 2018
Australian Prime Minister Turnbull sought to draw more ASEAN members toward the anti-China orientation of the more openly US-aligned states.
By Peter Symonds, 19 March 2018
The legislation upends decades of diplomatic protocol in which the US maintained only low-level contact with Taiwan.
NYU and the preparations of US imperialism for world war
By the IYSSE at NYU, 19 March 2018
New York University, the largest private research university in the US, is heavily involved in the preparations for war against Russia and China, the mass surveillance efforts of the NSA and the internet censorship campaign by the state, Google, and Facebook.
By Chris Marsden, 17 March 2018
The campaign by the imperialist powers in Europe and the United States over the poisoning of former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter stinks to high heaven.
By Eddie Haywood, 17 March 2018
On December 6 last year, Green Berets coordinating a military operation with Nigerien forces, killed 11 militants near the town of Diffa, close to the Nigerian border.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 March 2018
The Times editorial underscore the newspaper’s role as a propaganda organ for leading elements in the US military and intelligence apparatus that are pressing for war.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 March 2018
The sanctions over alleged Russian cyberattacks and “interference” in US elections came as Washington joined the UK, France and Germany in indicting Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy.
By Patrick Martin, 15 March 2018
Actions taken by the Trump administration this week reveal its ever more open turn to authoritarianism, while the Democrats have become the party of the CIA.
By Chris Marsden, 15 March 2018
May is leading an international offensive to reinforce demands for action against Russia, up to and including a military response, working in close collaboration with the US.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2018
Tillerson’s replacement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo is bound up with a turn toward upending the nuclear agreement with Iran and a more aggressive militarist policy.
By Alex Lantier, 14 March 2018
As London and NATO concoct a case for war against Russia based on allegations that Moscow poisoned Sergei Skripal, certain elementary questions must be asked.
By Halil Celik and James Cogan, 14 March 2018
Russia’s top military commander has vowed to retaliate against any attack on its forces in Syria, while Turkey is intensifying its offensive against US-backed rebels.
By Patrick Martin, 13 March 2018
The entry of dozens of intelligence and military veterans into this year’s congressional primaries amounts to a takeover of the Democratic Party by the CIA and Pentagon.
On eve of Pennsylvania vote
By Patrick Martin, 12 March 2018
Trump made fascistic remarks at a campaign rally near Pittsburgh, while Democrats attacked him from the right, on both trade and policy towards North Korea.
By Andre Damon, 10 March 2018
Google’s admission that it is aiding and abetting the US military’s illegal assassination program exemplifies the sinister alliance of the technology monopolies with the repressive apparatus of the state.
By Peter Symonds, 10 March 2018
Even if the summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un proceeds, it could rapidly break down, creating an even more explosive situation on the Korean Peninsula.
By Nick Beams, 10 March 2018
The European Union is “counting” on being exempted from the Trump tariff measures but may get short shrift.
By James Cogan, 10 March 2018
Vietnam’s strategic importance to US imperialism stems primarily from how it can be used against China.
From the State Department to Capitol Hill
By Patrick Martin, 9 March 2018
The Democratic Party is seeking to be not only the party for the Pentagon and CIA, but the party of the Pentagon and CIA.
By Andre Damon, 8 March 2018
The company’s involvement in the “targeted killing” program shows its pivotal role in US government attacks on democratic rights.
Agents and war commanders
By Patrick Martin, 8 March 2018
Dozens of former CIA and military operatives are running as Democratic candidates for Congress in 2018.
By Peter Symonds, 7 March 2018
Trump reacted positively to the announcement of possible talks with North Korea, but maintained Washington’s threats against the Pyongyang regime.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 March 2018
Netanyahu, facing criminal indictment in Israel, and Trump, his administration in deepening crisis, met to discuss plans for an escalation of military aggression against Iran.
By Patrick Martin, 7 March 2018
This series examines the extraordinary integration of the Democratic Party and the intelligence agencies, with dozens of former operatives running as Democratic candidates in 2018.
By Bill Van Auken, 6 March 2018
Amid unrelenting hysteria promoted by the Democrats and the media over alleged Russian “meddling” in the US election, scant attention has been paid to Washington’s own activities south of the US border.
By James Cogan, 3 March 2018
Newspaper articles indicate that a war crime of historic dimensions is being prepared.
By Andre Damon, 2 March 2018
In a belligerently nationalistic speech Thursday, Putin boasted about advances in Russia’s nuclear arsenal and played a video depicting a nuclear strike on the United States.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 March 2018
The “open letter” was clearly addressed to Washington and its allies, demanding the escalation of their use of armed force against the war-ravaged country.
By Bill Van Auken, 28 February 2018
The orchestrated outcry over civilian deaths in Ghouta and chorus of chemical weapons allegations are aimed at preparing a major new imperialist escalation in the Middle East.
By Chris Marsden, 26 February 2018
Tensions between the United States, Russia, Iran, and Turkey remained high in the wake of a US attack that killed dozens of Russian troops.
By Ben McGrath, 26 February 2018
North Korea has offered to hold talks with the US, but the Trump administration is insisting that Pyongyang must first demonstrate its willingness to denuclearise.
By Peter Symonds, 24 February 2018
Trump warned that if sanctions on North Korea did not work he would move to “phase two,” which could be “a very rough thing.”
By Alex Lantier, 22 February 2018
This weekend's conference was dominated by rising, potentially violent conflict between the major powers, notably the United States and Europe.
By Jordan Shilton, 22 February 2018
US media outlets have seized on the escalation of violence to call for the expansion of Washington’s illegal military intervention.
By Andre Damon, 21 February 2018
The New York Times and the broadcast media have sought to exploit the deaths of 17 high school students to justify US military aggression against Russia and promote Internet censorship.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 February 2018
The Trump administration is threatening to abrogate the Iran nuclear agreement in order to force the European powers to adopt a hard line against Tehran.
By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 20 February 2018
As with the Bush administration’s lies about Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction,” the claim that Russia “attacked” the US by “meddling” in the 2016 elections is aimed at creating a justification for war.
By James Cogan, 20 February 2018
Admiral Harris’s statement left no doubt that he believes military spending must be ramped up by hundreds of billions of dollars.
By Bill Van Auken, 14 February 2018
The deaths of Russian military contractors under the rain of bombs and missiles unleashed by the Pentagon has sharply escalated war tensions.
By Peter Symonds, 14 February 2018
Amid speculation about talks between North and South Korea, the US Director of National Intelligence was skeptical that Pyongyang would negotiate away its nuclear weapons.
By James Cogan, 14 February 2018
The nomination of Admiral Harry Harris, head of Pacific Command, is a gauge of how vital the US views its alliance with Australia at this historical juncture.
By Chris Marsden, 12 February 2018
Israel attacked 12 of the country’s main air defence sites, which the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) described as “Iranian targets.”
By James Cogan, 12 February 2018
The United Sates is preparing for “great-power conflict” in the Pacific by massively increasing its military presence in the region.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 February 2018
The reports of Russian casualties came as Turkey resumed its own air strikes against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
By Eric London, 10 February 2018
The Democratic Party provided the necessary votes to allocate $1.4 trillion for the military.
By Don Barrett and Patrick Martin, 9 February 2018
The new rocket has two purposes, neither of them connected with the advance of science: to boost the wealth of billionaire Elon Musk, and to expand the military arsenal of the Pentagon.
By Peter Symonds, 8 February 2018
Pence’s aggressive remarks cut across any attempt by the South Korean president to use the Winter Olympics to create an opening for negotiations with North Korea.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 February 2018
The US president’s bid to roll tanks down Pennsylvania Avenue is no mere personal whim. It is bound up with deep-going changes in US society and the capitalist state apparatus.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 February 2018
Washington’s threat to retaliate over alleged use of chemical weapons comes amid a steady widening of the multi-sided war in Syria.
By Matthew Taylor, 7 February 2018
CNN’s decision to withhold their report until after the Super Bowl illustrates the media’s role as collaborators with, and mouthpieces of, the military intelligence apparatus.
By Peter Symonds, 6 February 2018
US aggression against North Korea would almost certainly trigger retaliation and result in an escalating conflict that would drag in other nuclear-armed powers such as Russia and China.
By Nick Beams, 6 February 2018
Right on cue, as if acting in accordance with a carefully drafted script, pseudo-left organisations and individuals have stepped forward to provide justifications for new US operations in the Middle East.
By Nick Barrickman, 6 February 2018
Like so many others before her, Manning is engaged in a misguided and futile effort to seek reforms through the US capitalist two-party system.
By Peter Symonds, 5 February 2018
The warplane was shot down as Russian and US military forces face off at close quarters on opposing sides of Syria’s disastrous civil war.
By Peter Symonds, 3 February 2018
Even as tensions appear to have eased on the Korean Peninsula with the Winter Olympics about to begin, the US is continuing its preparations for a military strike.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 February 2018
The inability of Afghan security forces and their US “advisers” to secure even the most heavily guarded zones of Kabul has been underscored in a series of spectacular attacks.
By Jordan Shilton, 2 February 2018
A day after the conclusion of the talks, the Trump administration raised new and unsubstantiated claims that the Assad regime is developing chemical weapons.
By Barry Grey, 1 February 2018
The degeneration of the State of the Union as an institution is connected to the mounting crisis of American capitalism.