Paul Woodward - War in Context

Paul Woodward describes himself by nature if not profession, as a bricoleur. A dictionary of obscure words defines a bricoleur as “someone who continually invents his own strategies for comprehending reality.” Woodward has at various times been an editor, designer, software knowledge architect, and Buddhist monk, while living in England, France, India, and for the last twenty years the United States. He currently lives frugally in the Southern Appalachians with his wife, Monica, two cats and a dog

Woodward maintains the popular website/blog, War in Context, which "from its inception, has been an effort to apply critical intelligence in an arena where political judgment has repeatedly been twisted by blind emotions. It presupposes that a world out of balance will inevitably be a world in conflict."

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. File photo.


Netanyahu Shows Why His Claim That Hamas Is ISIS Is BS – OpEd

Eager to grasp a political opportunity that seemed to have been created by the murder of James Foley, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got busy on Twitter saying that “Hamas is ISIS.” But Netanyahu seems to have changed his mind because he now says that it is the close proximity of the threat from ISIS […]

Areas controlled and claimed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria as of July 19, 2014. Source Wikipedia Commons.
Areas controlled and claimed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria as of July 19, 2014. Source Wikipedia Commons.


Another American Killed In Syria Fighting For ISIS – OpEd

Douglas McAuthur McCain was described by former classmates who knew him growing up in Minnesota as “a good guy,” “goofy,” “a fun guy,” and “a goofball” who was “always smiling.” The New York Times reports that McCain was killed in a battle in recent days in Marea, a city in northern Syria near the Turkish […]

Obama makes statement on Iraq. White House screenshot
Obama makes statement on Iraq. White House video screenshot


Why Obama And Assad Prefer To See ISIS Contained But Not Defeated – OpEd

Ever since the Obama administration started back-peddling on its desire to see the Assad regime fall, the rationale for that reversal and for an unstated but obvious willingness to see Assad remain in power has been the fear that the collapse of the Syrian government would allow ISIS to gain control of most of the […]

Obama makes statement on Iraq. White House screenshot
Obama makes statement on Iraq. White House video screenshot


Would Half Of Israelis Really Like To See Obama Dead? – OpEd

In a press conference last Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his gratitude for the Obama administration’s resolute support throughout the latest war on Gaza: “I think the United States has been terrific.” He also thanked President Obama for his “unequivocal stand with Israel on our right to defend ourselves.” While atrocities committed by […]