Russia, Syria, and a Possible US-NATO Counter-Strategy?

October 9, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (October 8, 2015) on the significance of Russia’s mission in Syria, and what it means geopolitically and historically. Draitser also asserts that Russia’s move in Syria will not go unchallenged by the US and its proxies, and that a new phase of destabilization should be expected.

CPR Roundtable: Russia in Syria, US Divide & Conquer, and the Emerging Multi-Polar Order

October 8, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Eric Draitser appears on Community Progressive Radio’s Sunday Roundtable (October 4, 2015) with security analyst Mark Sleboda and journalist/broadcaster Don DeBar. Eric, Mark and Don discuss Russia’s fight against terrorism in Syria, and the political and geopolitical implications of the Russian mission in the Middle East. They examine some of the US strategies being employed to foment chaos and maintain Washington’s hegemony in the region. The conversation also touches on the world-historical importance of the events we’re witnessing in Syria. All this and more in this in depth discussion.

Russian Airstrikes in Syria: The Practical and Symbolic Meaning

October 8, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his short commentary (October 7, 2015) on Russia’s motivations in Syria. He notes that while Russia has very pragmatic reasons for becoming involved in Syria, the mission is also symbolic; Russia is sending a message to the US and, most importantly, to the world, that unchallenged US hegemony in both the political and military spheres is no longer the reality.

Russia and Syria: Cooperation against ISIS/ISIL

October 8, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Eric Draitser of appears on RT (October 6, 2015) to discuss Russia’s ongoing airstrikes against ISIS/ISIL in Syria. Draitser explains that the use of human shields by terrorists demonstrates the importance of cooperation between air and ground forces, and that Russia’s strategy of partnering with the Syrian government is absolutely correct. He notes that any effective counter-terrorist operation requires a combination of air and ground forces, precisely what Russia has argued. He further adds that this demonstrates the weakness of the US strategy which seeks to both attack ISIS and the Syrian government, making real progress all but impossible.

Eric Draitser & Caleb Maupin on WBAI (Sep. 30, 2015)

October 8, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Eric Draitser of appears with journalist and political activist Caleb Maupin on WBAI’s Behind the News with Nellie Bailey. Eric, Caleb, and Nellie discuss US-NATO sponsored terrorism in the Middle East, the recent speeches by world leaders at the UN General Assembly, and the struggle between the Empire and the emerging multi-polar order. All this and more in this in depth discussion.