Reese Erlich

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Reese Erlich is a freelance reporter and book author specializing in international news. His latest book is Inside Syria. He is a regular contributor to The ProgressiveFollow him on Twitter @ReeseErlich and visit his website to learn more.


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Australia’s stringent gun control laws aren’t likely to be adopted in the U.S. anytime soon. But we can learn something from their political organizing. more

Mar 13, 2018 7:05 AM Dispatches 1 Comments


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How did the United States get into what may become yet another Mideast quagmire? more

Feb 13, 2018 7:00 AM Dispatches

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“I am sure lots of visitors to Cuba have dizziness, headaches, etc., but we don't hear about it because they don't work in the Embassy.” more

Jan 30, 2018 6:00 AM Dispatches

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December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies. more

Jan 5, 2018 1:52 PM Dispatches



Trump would have the world believe that Venezuela represents a battle between democracy and dictatorship. But the reality is far more complicated. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:24 PM Magazine 2 Comments

Here are a few examples of how mainstream media distort the news. more

Oct 2, 2017 2:20 PM Magazine


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Unless foreign powers withdraw, Syria is in danger of being permanently partitioned along lines dictated by outside powers. more

Jun 22, 2017 2:56 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

“The Kurds aren’t worth it. That’s the bottom line.” more

Sep 2, 2016 3:27 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

“We are fighting for a democratic process for the entire Middle East.” more

Jan 29, 2016 5:58 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Now that the United States and Iran have agreed on a nuclear accord, Iranians have high hopes for improving the economy. more

Nov 17, 2015 9:20 PM Magazine

The big question remains: Will the Syrian people blame the Assad government or the protesters for the country’s problems? more

Nov 29, 2011 8:46 PM Dispatches