US Says ISIS/ISIL Committed Genocide, Fails to Mention Its Own Complicity

March 21, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (March 18, 2016) on the report that the US will work with the International Criminal Court in collecting evidence of ISIS/ISIL genocide. Draitser notes that US promises are disingenuous as Washington has been instrumental in facilitating the rise of the terror group. He notes that the US and ISIS/ISIL have similar goals for the region, and that their geopolitical and strategic objectives coincide nicely. Draitser also adds that US is not a member of the ICC, and that it is yet another example of Washington using international institutions for its own political ends.

Syria: Peace Talks and Political Reality

March 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (March 18, 2016) on the latest developments in the Syrian peace talks. Draitser explains that the potential for peace is there, though it is the reality on the ground which will dictate the terms of any deal and the nature of a “political transition.” He also notes that the Saudi-backed opposition has attempted to dictate terms of negotiation despite coming to the talks from a position of relative weakness.

Trump, Clinton & the Danger of US Liberals; Global Economic Crisis and the Potential of World War

March 8, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Eric Draitser appears on Community Public Radio (March 4, 2016) with broadcaster Don DeBar and Professor Anthony Monteiro to discuss the US elections and the implications for the future. The conversation begins with a discussion of both the Republican and Democratic sides with particular attention to the socioeconomic conditions giving rise to the anti-establishment sentiment among voters in both parties. From there, Eric, Tony, and Don talk about the likely outcome of the elections, the danger of both white and non-white liberals, and the implications for the US and the world. Be warned, there are some frightening themes discussed including the potential for global war, the historical precedent, and the danger of the current moment. All this and more in this wide-ranging conversation.

On Refugees, the Turkey-EU Summit, and the Ascendance of the European Right

March 8, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Eric Draitser of appears on “Loud & Clear with Brian Becker” (March 7, 2016) to provide his analysis of the Turkey-EU summit on refugees, and the broader politics of the issue. Draitser explains how Turkey has cynically manipulated the refugee issue to its advantage in order to further its hegemonic agenda for the region. He discusses the rise of ultra-nationalist political formations throughout Europe whose racism and xenophobia have been couched in populist talking points about “culture” and “democracy.” These and a number of other critical issues are raised in this roughly 17 minute interview.

Obama and the US Destabilization of Venezuela

March 8, 2016 at 3:09 PM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (March 5, 2016) on the latest moves by the US in undermining Venezuela. Draitser explains that US imperialism seeks to reassert itself in the Bolivarian Republic, and throughout Latin America, and it is doing so by any means necessary.