Stories by Mark LeVine

Mark LeVine is Tikkun's longest serving contributing editor. He is a musician and professor of history at the University of California Irvine. His latest book is "Impossible Peace: Israel/Palestine Since 1989" (Zed Books, 2009).  subscribe to Mark LeVine's feed

Posted on: Apr 18, 2016, Source: Tikkun

"I write these words with a very heavy heart."

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

Recent US special forces raids in Libya and Somalia are the latest examples in a long history of intervention in Africa.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2013, Source: Al Jazeera English

The current crisis in Mali is a product of French colonialism, and their intervention will sadly create more blowback.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Iraq's new leadership is in a Catch-22: It can't survive without a huge U.S. presence but until it asks the Americans to leave, millions of Iraqis will consider it illegitimate.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2005, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Both the Sunni leadership and the Bush administration are responsible for the increasingly bleak prospects for true democracy in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2003, Source: AlterNet

What will be the antiwar movement's response be if a quick victory and the illusion of instant democracy play well on TV? Better start thinking about it now.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The best antidote to terrorism is an axis of empathy that challenges Muslims and Americans alike to pursue the highest ideals of our cultures.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bring on the samba bands, puppeteers and turtle people; let's turn Ramallah into Seattle! Nothing short of a massive influx of activists ready to put their bodies on the line will challenge the terror of tanks and suicide bombers.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2001, Source: AlterNet

How does an act of terrorism differ from an act of war? What is the history of terrorism? Find out in this 10-point summary.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2001, Source: AlterNet

American and Israelis now have two frightening commonalities: the death of any sense of ordinary security and the lack of honest introspection about policies that produce hatred and violence.