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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Supporters of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales, take part in a march in downtown La Paz on November 12, 2019, after he left in exile to Mexico. - Bolivia's Evo Morales was en route to exile in Mexico on Tuesday, leaving behind a country in turmoil after his abrupt resignation as president. The senator set to succeed Morales as interim president, Jeanine Anez, pledged to call fresh elections to end the political crisis. (Photo: Aizar Raldes/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales was overthrown in a military coup on November 10. He is now in Mexico. Before he left office, Morales had been involved in a long project to bring economic and social democracy to his long-exploited country. It is important to recall that Bolivia has suffered a...
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Shoppers carry bags at the Iranian capital Tehran's old Tajrish bazar on April 23, 2019. (Photo: ATTA KENARE / AFP/Getty) Views
Thursday, November 07, 2019
How U.S. Sanctions on Iran Are Killing Innocent People
In late October, Human Rights Watch released a short report with a sharp title—“Maximum Pressure: US Economic Sanctions Harm Iranians’ Right to Health.” In November 2018, a year ago, the U.S. renewed its unilateral sanctions against Iran, and included “secondary sanctions” on non-U.S. entities...
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 A man holds a sign against the International Monetary Fund during a demonstration in solidarity with Ecuadorian people at the Embassy of Ecuador on October 14, 2019 in San Salvador, El Salvador. (Photo by Camilo Freedman/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The IMF Convenes in Washington, Deaf to the Suffering It Causes Across the Planet
Each year, the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gathers at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. This year, the IMF will meet under the leadership of a new chief, Kristalina Georgieva, who crossed the street from the World Bank to take over this post from Christine Lagarde. Lagarde, as...
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The SDF is now vulnerable to the full might of the Turkish army. (Photo: James Gordon/cc/flickr) Views
Monday, October 07, 2019
What to Expect from Turkey’s Coming Invasion of Syria
U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, October 6, that the United States troops inside Syria would not defend the Syrian Democratic Forces, which have built an enclave inside Syria along a section of the Turkish border. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)...
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Saudi Arabia continues to insist that the September 14 attack on its oil facilities came from Iran, and not from Yemen. This is despite the fact that both the civilian and the military authorities in Iran have denied that they conducted the successful raid on the Saudi airfields. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Iran’s Capacity to Strike Back Should Even Make a Politically Desperate Trump Think Twice
On CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the architect of his kingdom’s brutal war on Yemen, suggested that a war against Iran would be a bad idea. It could, he said, lead to a “total collapse of the global economy.” The region that includes Saudi Arabia and Iran contains...
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Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been at war against Yemen since 2015. It is a ghastly war, a reckless war, one for which there is no end in sight. Trump wants advice on how to deal with Iran from the architect of that war—Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) Views
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Only the Coalition of the Foolish Wants a War With Iran
There’s no point in dredging up that old slogan, No Blood for Oil. It had no impact the last time. Don’t bomb Iraq, we said in 2002 and 2003, to no avail. George W. Bush and his friends had it in mind to destroy that country, which they did. Donald Trump fired John Bolton. It seemed as if it would...
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Macron’s liberalism—like that of Canada’s Justin Trudeau—is on thin ice. (Photo: Rita Franca/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The G7 Countries Look Feeble—Iran and Brazil Could Shore Them Up
The G7 meetings seem—as each of them passes—to be a waste of time. The 45th G7 meeting was held in France, in the quaint seaside town of Biarritz. Nothing of significance was discussed with seriousness at this meeting. U.S. President Donald Trump ducked the conversation about the trade wars by...
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The British seized the Iranian tanker at the urging of the United States. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Why the World Is Watching the Fate of an Iranian Tanker in the Mediterranean
At 11:30 p.m. on August 18, the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 left the shores of Gibraltar at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea. This ship had been detained 46 days ago by British Royal Marines and Gibraltar’s officials. The British claimed that the ship—then named Grace 1—was taking its cargo of...
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Indian security personnel stand guard overlooking the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Nagrota near Jammu on August 14, 2019. (Photo: Rakesh Bakshi/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Why Kashmir Is Suddenly a Potential Global Point of Conflict
On August 5, India’s Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill in the Indian Parliament. The bill divides the Indian State into two parts: the Union Territory of Ladakh and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Legislative Assembly in the state has been...
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The United States has had a sanctions regime in place against Iran for decades, almost since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
The U.S.-Iran Standoff Can Only End When the U.S. Accepts Iran’s Right to Have a Nuclear Energy Program
At a Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused the United States of America of “economic terrorism.” Unilateral U.S. sanctions have clobbered Iran, which—like most countries on earth—is reliant on the financial system that remains dominated by...
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