Category: Middle East

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Amira Hass: Susiya and the ABCs of Israeli Colonization Policies

The Palestinian village is the flagship of a struggle against expulsion, but the global attention it gets may overshadow other threatened communities

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Ramzy Baroud: Darker Horizons Ahead: Rethinking the War on ‘IS’

It is the lack of political prospects, and the smothering of any attempt at freedom and fair economic opportunity, that lead to extremist violence in the first place

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Robert Fisk: Turkey-Kurdish Conflict

Every regional power has betrayed the Kurds so Turkish bombing is no surprise

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Peter Van Buren: The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just Changed

U.S.-Iranian Relations Emerge from a 30-Year Cold War

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Juan Cole: Turkey’s new “war on terror” mainly targeting Kurds

What was at first announced as a new Turkish turn toward attacks on Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) on Friday has quickly become largely a campaign against Kurds instead. It is being alleged that the Turkish Air Force launched dozens of strikes against bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party over the border in Iraq on Saturday, and Read more…

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Richard Falk: Alliance Blackmail: Israel’s Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Left out of consideration altogether was the nuclear weapons arsenal of Israel acquired with Western complicity and by covert means, as well as through operations outside the Nonproliferation Treaty regime

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Gareth Porter: Obama’s Line on the Iran Nuclear Deal: A Second False Narrative

A big part of the problem is that the Obama administration is not going to do anything to refute the extremist view of Iran as determined to get nuclear weapons

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Vijay Prashad: India’s pal act with Israel hurts its real alliances

Delhi’s main allies are united in support of Palestine, and yet India’s right-wing PM is pushing for closer ties with Israel

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Vijay Prashad: Turkey’s hand to ISIS

Sending suicide bombers into south-eastern Turkey is a clear warning by the Islamic State to the Kurdish people

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Noam Chomsky: ‘What exactly is the threat of Iran?’

Interview on why there was no need for a nuclear deal.

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