Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq?


Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination By Reese Erlich 48 Hills, November 16, 2019 Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Lebanese have been demonstrating in the streets against corruption and for democratic rights. … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: What 15 years of war has wrought — angry Iraqis


A fortune in military spending. Years of bad policy. And now the Iraqis hate the US By Reese Erlich 48Hills.org August 23, 2018 https://48hills.org/2018/08/what-15-years-of-war-has-brought-us-angry-iraqis/ Militant protests continue in the oil rich city of Basra despite a harsh government crackdown. Thousands of Iraqis are demanding jobs, restoration of basic utility services and an end to government … Continue reading

Reese interview in American Herald Tribune


Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your analysis of the American withdrawal of the Iranian nuclear agreement? Reese Erlich: The US has been violating the agreement for some time by pressuring other countries not to do business with Iran. It started under Obama and intensified under Trump. Trump’s decision to reimpose harsh sanctions sends a message around … Continue reading

Al Jazeera America: New Iraq War is Doomed


After years of lies and senseless military conflict, we must oppose US escalation in Iraq December 30, 2014 2:00AM ET by Reese Erlich @ReeseErlich   The latest iteration of the Iraq War is already starting to escalate. The day after Christmas, U.S. forces and its allies hit the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant … Continue reading