RUSSIA’S MOTIVES IN SYRIA: Another Side of the Story

Moscow’s 30-year struggle against encroachment into its sphere of influence by militant Islam By Joe Lauria Russia’s unyielding support for Damascus throughout the 16 months of Syria’s escalating crisis has earned Moscow strong condemnation from Washington and other Western governments, but the reasons for Russia’s implacable position have never been fully explained by Moscow or […]

The Alleged Iranian Plot: Turning the U.N. into a Courtroom

Reasons for Suspicion Run Deep on Political & Legal Grounds By Joe Lauria The United States last week turned the U.N. Security Council into a courtroom. It wanted to try Iranian suspects before foreign governments in the bizarre story of an alleged assassination attempt on the Saudi ambassador to Washington.  Behind closed doors in the […]

Why Palestine is Already a State: Shoddy Reporting Misrepresents Palestinian UN Bid

Palestine is Already a Sovereign State & is Seeking Membership of the UN, Not Statehood By Joe Lauria A combination of mistakes—whether through ignorance or design—and significant omissions of fact have left the American public misinformed about why the Palestinians went to the United Nations last week and what they are trying to achieve. The biggest error repeated across […]