Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis is a columnist, author and a veteran of many conflicts in the Middle East. Margolis recently was featured in a special appearance on Britain’s Sky News TV as “the man who got it right” in his predictions about the dangerous risks and entanglements the US would face in Iraq. His latest book is American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World.

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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, writes Margolis, is a Hindu nationalist hardliner who has proved willing to dangerously antagonize Pakistan and India's 200 million Muslims, who make up over 14% of the population. Views
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Hair-Trigger Nuclear Alert Over Kashmir
Two of the world’s most important powers, India and Pakistan, are locked into an extremely dangerous confrontation over the bitterly disputed Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir. Both are nuclear armed. Kashmir has been a flashpoint since Imperial Britain divided India in 1947. India and Pakistan...
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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, aka Boris Johnson, is now the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party. (cc/DonkeyHotey) Views
Sunday, July 28, 2019
New Captain for a Sinking Britain
Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, is being called by many ‘the British Trump.’ It’s an easy comparison, given their quirky, confrontational styles, prominent blond hair, tribal politics and xenophobic policies. But they are not alike. Johnson is a literate, witty product of Britain’s...
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the High-Level Cooperation Council meeting between the Russian Federation and Turkey on April 8, 2019. Views
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Turkey Calls Trump's Bluff
Turkey has just called Donald Trump's bluff by going ahead with the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. The outrage in Washington is volcanic. Trump is vowing to rain fire and brimstone sanctions down on the disobedient Turks. The S-400 is Russia's premier anti-air missile. It is...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. Views
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Will the Real Bombers Please Stand Up
Who is attacking oil tankers in the Gulf between Oman and Iran? So far, the answer is still a mystery. The US, of course, accuses Iran. Iran says it’s the US or its local allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Magnetic mines are blamed for the damage, though there have been claims of...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the BRICS Conference, 2017. Views
Sunday, June 02, 2019
India's "Trump" Wins Big
How fleeting is glory! Back in 1998, the South Asian Journalists Association proclaimed me "Journalist of the Year" for a newspaper article I had written about India. But the next year the award was angrily rescinded after I wrote that India should compromise with Pakistan over the festering...
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Monday, May 20, 2019
Fire the Nutcases Leading Us to War
President Donald Trump claimed last week that he does not want war with Iran. If he really believes this, the president ought to look into what his subordinates are doing. Among their bellicose actions are deployment of the ‘Abraham Lincoln CVN-72’ carrier task force to the coast of Iran, massing a...
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Saturday, May 04, 2019
Sure. Let's Invade Venezuela. Another Jolly Little War.
Sure. Let’s invade Venezuela. Another jolly little war. It’s full of commies and has a sea of oil. The only thing those Cuban-loving Venezuelans lack are weapons of mass destruction. This week, leading US neocons openly threatened that if the CIA’s latest attempts to stage a coup to overthrow...
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Iranians new pastime is to visit Nature Bridge(or Pol-e Tabiat) in the afternoons and evening to enjoy a stroll on this new creation of municipality, the view over the city's skyline, and evidently taking selfies on March 28, 2016 in Tehran, Iran. Views
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Trump's Crusaders March to War on Iran
The world is still reeling in horror from the deadly Sri Lanka bombings that may have been the work of Islamic State madmen. Poor Sri Lanka has suffered so much after three decades of civil war and communal strife. We weep for this beautiful and once gentle nation. But behind the horror in Sri...
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Ilhan Omar: The hypocrisy of her critics on this issue is breathtaking. Views
Saturday, March 09, 2019
More Power to You Miss Omar
“Tell me who you cannot criticize and I will tell you who is your master”. (Attributed to Voltaire). Saying anything negative about Israel has long been the third rail of US politics and media. Israel is our nation’s most sacred cow. Any questioning of its behavior brings furious charges of anti-...
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Sunday, February 17, 2019
Hate-Fest in Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland is not a fun place to visit in darkest February, but that is where the US just staged an anti-Iranian jamboree of 60 client states that brought derision and scorn from Europeans and much of the Mideast. The point of this cynical exercise was to lay the diplomatic groundwork for an...
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