Positively the stupidest thing said about the Paris attacks came from the French president, Francois Hollande, when he denounced them as an “act of war”. Of course they were, but this war didn’t start on Friday of last week.
WHICH WAY is the world economy going? The view seems quite different depending on which side of the Atlantic you are.
The Ankara bombings underlined that the troubled relationship between the Kurds and the Turkish state is close to the heart of the rapidly deteriorating crisis in the Middle East, argues Alex Callinicos
Russia’s military intervention in Syria has confirmed the most basic reality of the war—outside powers increasingly dominate Syria’s fate.
Expect to hear a lot about military action in Syria in the next few weeks, writes Alex Callinicos. This is all about David Cameron playing party politics. It doesn’t mean that Britain is about to weigh seriously into the war in Syria.
It's been a dramatic summer—Greece, the European refugee crisis, Jeremy Corbyn. But the big story for the world economy has been the collapse of the Chinese stock market. Since peaking in June, falling share prices have wiped £3 trillion off its value.
The uncomprehending rage of the Labour right as it sinks in that Jeremy Corbyn may well win the leadership is a delight to behold, writes Alex Callinicos
Anyone who imagined that Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ capitulation to the European Union (EU) in July would end the Greek crisis was kidding themselves. Unfortunately this is more because of what Europe’s rulers are doing than resistance from Syriza.
Barack Obama has economic as well as strategic motivations in mind for his extended interest in Africa, writes Alex Callinicos
There are historical moments when the normal rush of events comes to a standstill. These are often occasions when the usual relations of power are reversed, the mighty humbled, and the poor and needy uplifted.
Backing Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy isn’t the same as endorsing the political project he represents, writes Alex Callinicos
Alex Callinicos argues that how the Greek crisis is resolved depends on what workers do
You may not have noticed, but Greece isn’t the only country that is engaged in difficult negotiations about its foreign debt. Ukraine is too.
Miliband would have understood the catastrophe that engulfed the Labour Party on Thursday of last week. Not the wretched Ed, but his Marxist theorist father Ralph.
Many commentators argue that the Greek left government headed by Syriza is heading towards the moment of truth in its confrontation with the European Union.
The rulers of the European Union (EU) are getting seriously annoyed with those pesky Greeks.
Rather than undertake productive investments, the corporations are shoving money into the financial markets, writes Alex Callinicos
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos
Binyamin Netanyahu's visit to Congress illustrates the complex relationship between the US and Israel, writes Alex Callinicos.
The Greek struggle has only just started, and we need to learn the lessons of its opening phase, writes Alex Callinicos.