Western intervention in Syria, or anywhere else in the Middle East, would cause greater displacement and war.
News & Comment
Military intervention, economic sanctions and arms sales have fuelled problems in the Middle East, not solved them.
Hundreds of people have been killed in a violent crackdown in Egypt while the British government continues arms sales.
Whatever is behind the timing of the current scare, Obama's rebrand of the 'war on terror' has been, not just an abject failure, but as deeply counter-productive and almost as brutal as the original.
For the first time in the history of the Arab/Israeli conflict, a military force emerged under Hezbollah leadership that could not be defeated by US-backed Israeli forces.
Collusion between business and politics that ignores human rights is more than a political scandal or an embarrassment.
How the shooting of schoolgirl Malala is used to justify western wars that kill thousands of Malalas
Please spare us the self-righteous and self-congratulatory message that is nothing more than propaganda that tells us that the West drops bombs to save girls like Malala.
On New Year's Eve in 2011, L/Sgt Collins put on his Army uniform, drove into the mountains, recorded a farewell video on his phone and then hanged himself. He was 29.
There are people the world over who are not prepared to wait for history to pass judgement on Blair — they want to see him held to account now.
Why was one of the poorest countries in the world subjected to a decade of invasion and occupation, if the outcome was to talk to the very people the war was against?
No doubt as the war escalates we will be told that there should be more intervention in order to end the war, but at every stage such intervention has only escalated it.
Any rational balance sheet of the last decade would show that the 'war on terror' has been a failure in its own terms: it has not prevented terrorism but caused it to spread.
With a popular product and thoughtful marketing, says Mark Steel, even in war-torn Afghanistan there are always opportunities for those with flair and vision.
Chris Cole from Drone Wars UK explains why we must confront the use of drones
The intensity and frequency of the airlifts shipping arms to the rebels suggest a well-planned and coordinated clandestine military logistics operation.
A grim anniversary should have sent Obama on a visit to Baghdad with reparations for the Iraqi people, instead he's in Israel conferring on the next war in the Middle East.
Karzai orders US elite force to leave Maidan Wardak province after local reports of disappearance of nine people
Conventional accounts blame the Taliban for the expansion of drug production, and claim opium funds insurgency. Julien Mercille shows the reality behind the failed 'war on drugs' in occupied Afghanistan.
For 10 years British politicians like Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and David Miliband have flatly denied that the British state was complicit in torture during the war on terror.
Instead of facing 35 years in jail, Bradley Manning should receive the gratitude of us all for the service he has done humanity with his courage and compassionate action.
We must assume the Americans asked the British government to nab Glenn Greenwald's partner, shake him down and take his personal effects.
Bradley Manning has shown that he stands on the side of humanity. Now he is paying the price for it.
There is no victory in Afghanistan but hawks in Washington insist US forces stay till 2024, continue the nation-building project, and beat back the insurgency.
Despite his own role in Afghanistan and Iraq, General Sir David Richards does not allow catastrophic failure to get in the way of calling for yet more war
Exports to Saudi Arabia include vehicles, military communications equipment, crowd-control ammunition, hand grenades, smoke/pyrotechnic ammunition and teargas.
Given US history over the past decade, it's hardly surprising that Snowden has in place "insurance" documents for release in the event of him being harmed by the Obama administration.
There is a good chance a motion with cross-party support calling for no arming of the Syrian rebels without a vote by MPs will win a majority in Parliament. Lobby your MP online now.
Far from being an initiative born of popular demand, Armed Forces Day is a top-down effort at countering the anti-war feeling.
If there is to be hope for the Syrian people, the first step is for all foreign interference to cease. Only then can Syrians renew the task of taking possession of their own country.
Security service harassment is part of a wider story, not just in the Woolwich killing, but in other cases where torture, rendition and death have been the result, reports John Rees
With its record of criminality and crimes against humanity, Britain has no right to pontificate and brow beat Syria, Iran or any other nation about "international obligations".
The actions of the United States and its allies in Syria have only led to escalating violence and chaos.
Obama has repeatedly stated that there are "preconditions" for peace negotiations, the most important one being the downfall of the Syrian government, ie, regime change.
Sending western troops into Syria would be badly received – especially in the UK, where by a 32-point margin (55%-23%) Britons reject the idea of sending in UK and allied troops.
Governments pay millions for his advice; he picks up vast speaking fees; he's regarded by the US and UK media as the go-to man on anything to do with the Middle East.
Three months after the last major Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip, the "period of calm" is only "calm" for Israel.
The deadly duo should be sharing a cell in The Hague awaiting trial for war crimes, but as we see time and time again, victors' justice translates to no justice at all.
Washington views any effort to curb Israel’s freedom to fly sorties when and where it fancies as a threat.