Stephen Gowans and his new book “Washington’s Long War on Syria”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Gowans is a writer and political activist who lives in Ottawa, Canada. He used to write a regular column for Canadian Contentand is a frequent contributor to the Media Monitors Network. In the past Gowans maintained his own Web site, What’s Left in Suburbia?. [1] However, since February 2007 Gowans has posted his work on a blog titled What’s Left
STEVE GOWANS—Washington sought to purge Arab nationalist influence from the Syrian state and the Arab world more broadly. It was a threat to Washington’s agenda of establishing global primacy and promoting business-friendly investment climates for US banks, investors and corporations throughout the world. Arab nationalists aspired to unify the world’s 400 million Arabs into a single super-state capable of challenging United States hegemony in West Asia and North Africa. 

Stephen Gowans and his new book “Washington’s Long War on Syria”

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