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William Pfaff

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  • Stepping back from the precipice in Eastern Europe

    PARIS -- What has the past year of war inside Ukraine been about? The night of the coup or putsch in Kiev, a member of the Ukrainian parliament called for a law prohibiting the use of the Russian language in Ukraine -- a supremely stupid act, quickly repudiated by his fellows. But was this what the Ukrainian-language majority sought, and for which it had obtained the support of the United States government? Certainly not.
  • Netanyahu tars Europe for anti-Semitism of terrorists

    PARIS -- A fundamental theme of Israeli propaganda -- and virtually its sole theme under the governments of Benjamin Netanyahu -- has been that anti-Semitism is responsible for the growing criticism of or hostility toward Israel and its policies expressed...

    The uses, and abuses, of history in the Middle East conflict

    PARIS -- Egypt has just joined the war against the Islamic State in the Levant (also known as ISIL or, in Arabic, Daesh). Its air force has attacked the jihadist army in retribution for the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian Copts held in Libya, whom they...

    U.S., Nato must seek diplomatic resolution to Ukraine crisis

    PARIS -- Last Friday six major European newspapers, including The Guardian in Britain, Le Monde in France, Suddeutsche Zeitung, and others in Spain, Italy and Poland published six-page "Europa" special sections devoted to arguing that Europe is surrounded...

    It's time for U.S. and European allies to step back from Ukrainian conflict

    PARIS -- On a weekend when the United States augmented its program of financial aid to beleaguered Ukraine, President Barack Obama himself conceded to the American TV audience (those not watching Super Bowl preparations) that the official U.S. narrative...