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News on Syria? Why Are Left Activists Falling For Fake News On Syria?
18 April 2018

Professor Stephen Zunes addresses both why the U.S. bombing was wrong but challenges those on the left who deny the chemical weapons attacks too place and refuse to acknowledge other war crimes by the Syrian regime.


With ISIS In Retreat Why is the Syria War Expanding?
14 February 2018

Despite the fact that Islamic State forces have retreated, the complicated war in Syria appears to be expanding rather than wrapping up.


Trump’s Announcement of Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem
6 December 2017

Problems with asserting Israel’s exclusive control of the multi-faith multi-ethnic city.


Trump Alludes To Force In Responding To Syria Chemical Attack
6 April 2017

More than a hundred people were killed in a chemical attack in Khan Shaikhoun, Syria this week. Among the dead are a dozen or so children. Turkish doctors have conducted autopsies confirming that chemical weapons were used in the worst such attack in years.


The problem with leftist support for Syria’s Assad regime
13 February 2017

Despite his country being in the throes of one of the worst wars of our time, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad unveiled a statue of his late father, Hafez Assad, in Hama, one of the birthplaces of the rebellion against his rule. There is currently a tenuous ceasefire in place between Assad and the rebel […]


Possible Iraqi retaliation to Trump immigration restrictions
30 January 2017

Iraq’s parliament has voted in favor of demanding the government respond in kind to the US visa ban on Iraqi nationals.


Africa’s Last Colony: Western Saharan Independence Movement Mourns Loss of Polisario Front Leader
2 June 2016

President Abdelaziz was not a defining figure in the revolution. I mean, he was not the equivalent of Ho Chi Minh or Fidel Castro or Mao Zedong. The Polisario has traditionally practiced more of a collective leadership. At the same time, he played a very important role in terms of holding the movement together through a long and arduous struggle. Unlike many liberation struggles, it did not split into factions. They were able to keep a cohesive unit, both during the armed struggle against Morocco and subsequently in the diplomatic efforts to win recognition of so many countries, to keep the issue, if not on the front pages here in the United States, at least in the United Nations and various regional organizations. And we’re seeing the beginnings of an international solidarity movement, as well.


The 2013 Nobel Prizes Explained (video)
21 October 2013

October 21, 2013. University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, and UCSF professors explain the scientific contributions of the 2013 Nobel prize recipients. Aparna Venkatesan, Stephen Zunes, Teresa Head-Gordon, Dean Rader, Jason Fernandes, Jesse Anttila-Hughes. Host: Ludwig Chincarini


Chemical Weapons Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize as U.S. Opposes Calls for WMD-Free Middle East (Video)
11 October 2013

Democracy Now!

As the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, we look at international efforts to rid Syria and other countries — including the United States — of chemical weapons.


Interview: “Blowback’s revenge” (video)
27 September 2013

RT News

Stephen Zunes joins a panel on CrossTalking that includes Kelley Vlahos, Richard Barrett to discuss whether the War on Terror actually generates more terrorists and victims. What are the lessons to be learned from the attack in Kenya? And, where is the logic in Washington indirectly backing Al-Qaeda in Syria and fighting terrorists elsewhere?