Tag Archives: Middle East

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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Trump and the Kurds: An Act of Betrayal and Infamy

Trump abandoning the Kurds will damage the U.S. and embolden its foes. It amounts to nothing less than treason.

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The Endless Gyrations of the US in the Middle East

Why the U.S. must fundamentally change its Middle East policy from false friendships to hard containment.

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Domestic Violence in the Middle East

There cannot be true development in the Middle East without progress on women’s rights.

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Middle East: Towards a Nuclear Arms Race

U.S. policy is confounding efforts to prevent the Middle East from barreling towards a nuclear and ballistic missiles arms race.

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US Vs. Iran: The Gulf of Tonkin Precedent

Are the warmongers in the U.S. faking attacks from supposed Iranian sources? The lessons of the Vietnam War provide a clear warning.

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Saudi Arabia Vs. Iran and Qatar (cont.)

Saudi natural gas ambitions are likely to have geopolitical impact.

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