Tag Archives: Middle East

Bribery: The Driving Force Behind Middle Eastern Arms Sales

Corruption runs rampant in U.S. arms deals in the Middle East.

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Trump, the Incomparable Arms Salesman

Right after Iran’s Soleimani was killed, the Saudis arrived at the White House.

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US Tech Transfer: First to China, Now to the Middle East

The shortsightedness of the United States in allowing arms production facilities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is unbelievable.

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China, the Commerce-First Middle Eastern Power

The standoff between the United States and Iran helps China to build out its energy and trade routes throughout the Middle East.

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Iran Plays Chess, the US Backgammon

The moves on the Iraqi gameboard show that when it comes to warfare, military strategy and conflict management, Iran plays chess while the US plays backgammon.

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In Charts: Iran

A collection of charts, graphs and maps exploring Iran — its people, economy and its military.

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2010s: A Decade of Defiance and Dissent

What lessons should protest movements learn from the last decade as we move into the 2020s?

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Middle East: Ever More Unstable

A review of seven Mideast conflicts, each one ever more intractable.

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The Killing of Qassem Soleimani: The US Misreads the Tea Leaves

The killing of Mr. Soleimani is bound to boost the hardliners in Tehran who are now expected to win next month’s Iranian parliamentary election.

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Lebanon, Dreamland

For all of their original home country’s great history and culture, and the beauty of its landscapes, Lebanon remains a destiny of desire for emigrants, but no more.

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