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John Mearsheimer: Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault. The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin

A man takes a picture as he stands on a Soviet-style star re-touched with blue paint so that it resembles the Ukrainian flag, Moscow, August 20, 2014. (Maxim Shemetov / Courtesy Reuters) According to the prevailing wisdom in the West, the Ukraine crisis can be blamed almost entirely on Russian aggression. Russian President Vladimir Putin, the argument goes, annexed Crimea out of a long-standing desire to re ...

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Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS): MEMORANDUM FOR Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

Alarmed at the anti-Russian hysteria sweeping Official Washington – and the specter of a new Cold War – U.S. intelligence veterans took the unusual step of sending this Aug. 30 memo to German Chancellor Merkel challenging the reliability of Ukrainian and U.S. media claims about a Russian “invasion.”   MEMORANDUM FOR: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany FROM: Veteran Intelligenc ...

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Richard Falk: Gaza – Neighbourly Crimes of Complicity (Al Jazeera)

Why Arab regimes have abandoned the Palestinians in Gaza Of all the complexities surrounding the reaction of the world to the horrifying spectacle of Israel's severe criminality in Gaza none is more perplexing than the complicity of most governments throughout the Arab world. What makes their political posture particularly bewildering is the degree of ethnic, religious, cultural, and historical commonal ...

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Jeff Halper: Export der Besatzung

Aus: Jeff Halper | Ein Israeli in Palästina | Widerstand gegen die Vertreibung und Enteignung | Israel vom Kolonialismus erlösen | S. 219 – S. 222 | Aphorisma Verlag – Berlin 2010 ISBN 978-3-86575-020-4 Verzweifelt über Israels Erfolg bei der unaufhörlichen Intensivierung und Ausdehnung der Besatzung trotz internationalen Widerstands, habe ich mir während all dieser Jahr ...

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Oberlin College Archives: Restoring Lost Voices of Self-Determination

King-Crane Commission Digital Archival Collection Oberlin College Archives Ken Grossi Maren Milligan Ted Waddelow August 2011 Background to the Commission At the end of World War I, the major powers negotiated the future of the areas under the control of the defeated Central Powers. One of the areas on the chopping block was the Ottoman Empire, long coveted by various empires. President Woodrow Wi ...

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Richard Drake: The Hope and Ultimate Tragedy of the 1919 King-Crane Report (Special Report)

A Palestinian delegation waits to see the visiting King-Crane Commission in Hebron. (Photo Courtesy of the Oberlin College Archives) The King-Crane Report, a little-known and even less understood historical document, prophetically warned of the conflicts raging in the Middle East today. Created during the post-World War I Paris Peace Conference by President Woodrow Wilson, the King-Crane Commission set out ...

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