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Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is the Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and Chief Editor of LeftWord Books. He is a Writing Fellow and Chief Correspondent at Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He writes regularly for The Hindu, Frontline, Newsclick, and BirGün.

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After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

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The IMF Convenes in Washington, Deaf to the Suffering It Causes Across the Planet

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What to Expect from Turkey’s Coming Invasion of Syria

Erdogan’s government is preparing to enter Syria for a major military operation against the SDF.

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Iran’s Capacity to Strike Back Should Even Make a Politically Desperate Trump Think Twice

Such a scenario means that the entire region—from the Mediterranean Sea to the Hindu Kush mountains—will be plunged deeper into war.

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Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran

If you want to identify the most reckless powers in our world today, look no further than Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.

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The G7 Countries Look Feeble—Iran and Brazil Could Shore Them Up

To think that the G7 is a serious body is to have lost one’s mind.

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Why the World Is Watching the Fate of an Iranian Tanker in the Mediterranean

Greece, unlike the U.S., has taken the position that Iran has "the right to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes alone."

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