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Imperialism & War

Grounds for optimism

03 Feb 2011

Israeli socialist Moshé Machover talks to Mark Fischer about the implications of the uprising in Egypt for the whole region

Reruns and failures

09 Sep 2021

Eddie Ford is unsurprised by America’s failure to get a smooth, South Africa-type transition of power

9/11 twenty years on

09 Sep 2021

The full facts about Saudi complicity are still unknown. But we do know that the ‘war on terrorism’ had nothing to do with fighting terrorism, only spreading US terrorism. Yassamine Mather looks at the aftermath of September 11 2001

A wounded giant retreats

09 Sep 2021

America spent, bribed, killed and bungled on a massive scale. Daniel Lazare assesses the consequences

Constitutions ancient and modern

02 Sep 2021

Bourgeois politicians, not least those in Britain and the US, make frankly risible claims about the constitutions of their respective countries. But, argues Mike Macnair in the first of two articles, Marxists are right to treat constitutions seriously

Arms and the duopoly

02 Sep 2021

Afghanistan was a disastrous bipartisan war supported by Democrats and Republicans alike. Daniel Lazare lambasts the idea that the solution lies in a third bourgeois party untainted by the arms industry

No longer a US problem

02 Sep 2021

Undoubtedly the region’s powers see opportunities with the Americans gone, but mostly they see dangers. Yassamine Mather looks at the prospects now that the Taliban are back in Kabul

Surviving against all the odds

12 Aug 2021

Why are the leaders of the Islamic Republic still looking so confident? The answer lies in the dismal failures of the global hegemon, argues Yassamine Mather

Reasons for Afghan debacles

12 Aug 2021

Daniel Lazare reviews: Rodric Braithwaite ‘Afgantsy: the Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89’ Oxford University Press, 2011, pp448, £10.28; Artemy M Kalinovsky ‘A long goodbye: the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan’ Harvard University Press, 2011, pp290, £22.95; Bruce Riedel ‘What we won: America’s secret war in Afghanistan, 1979-89’ Brookings, 2014, pp189, £17

Centrality of class independence

12 Aug 2021

Khomeini and the clergy completely outmanoeuvred the left. But it need not have been that way. In his second and concluding article on the role of oil workers in the 1979 revolution, Peyman Jafari stresses the complex nature of ideology and class consciousness

Unnatural disaster

05 Aug 2021

A combination of scorching heat, greed and a warmongering government has resulted in widespread fires. Esen Uslu reports from Turkey

Through a feminist filter

05 Aug 2021

Gaby Rubin reviews 'Ethel Rosenberg: a cold war tragedy' by Anne Sebba

Tears and yet more tears

05 Aug 2021

The more they blubber, writes Daniel Lazare, the more evident it becomes they have nothing to say

The Imam, the strikers and the black, black oil

05 Aug 2021

There are rich lessons for today in the experiences of the oil strikes of 1978. In the first of two articles Peyman Jafari charts the incredibly difficult struggle for organisation, hegemony and strategy

Contradictions intensify

29 Jul 2021

As Trump lays the ground for another presidential run, Republicans impose further restrictions on voting rights. Daniel Lazare sees a looming constitutional crisis

Anger finds open expression

29 Jul 2021

From Isfahan to Tabriz, Karaj to Tehran, the slogans are clear: ‘Death to the dictator’, ‘Shame on Khamenei’, ‘Hands off Iran’. Yassamine Mather reports on the upsurge of protests

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