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David Cameron plays party politics in Syria


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.

The 'China dream' is rapidly falling apart


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.

What will happen if Jeremy Corbyn does win?


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

Syriza left needs to fight against deal


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.

Obama leads a new scramble for Africa


Barack Obama has economic as well as strategic motivations in mind for his extended interest in Africa, writes Alex Callinicos

Building on OXI vote can win real change


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.

Build strong movements—not Labour’s project


Backing Jeremy Corbyn’s candidacy isn’t the same as endorsing the political project he represents, writes Alex Callinicos

Greek showdown is no spectator sport


Alex Callinicos argues that how the Greek crisis is resolved depends on what workers do

Why Ukraine gets an easy ride over debt


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.

Britain’s two party system still in crisis


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.

Has Syriza reached its moment of truth?


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.

Syriza’s compromise won’t beat austerity


The rulers of the European Union (EU) are getting seriously annoyed with those pesky Greeks.

Economy can’t crawl its way out of crisis


Rather than undertake productive investments, the corporations are shoving money into the financial markets, writes Alex Callinicos

Middle Eastern states manoevure in regional power play


The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos

Netanyahu blusters as Israel is sidelined


Binyamin Netanyahu's visit to Congress illustrates the complex relationship between the US and Israel, writes Alex Callinicos.

Resistance can beat the Eurogroup rulers


The Greek struggle has only just started, and we need to learn the lessons of its opening phase, writes Alex Callinicos.

Greece deal is about more than just debt


There was something very peculiar about the agreement thrashed out between Greece’s radical left Syriza-led government and the Eurogroup of finance ministers. 

Social and economic contradictions mean the Arab revolutions will erupt once again


Four years after the fall of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, how do the Arab revolutions stand? 

Germany blinks over Ukraine crisis


The civil war in Ukraine has several dimensions. The first is the fighting on the ground. This is escalating despite last September’s Minsk ceasefire agreement, which was supposed to end it. 

US and Saudi Arabia: Dysfunctional partners depend on each other for survival


Many were nauseated by the sight of the British government flying flags at half mast in honour of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, writes Alex Callinicos

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