Category: Middle East

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Juan Cole: The End of American Iraq: Poor Shiites invade Parliament over corrupt Spoils System

The Bush administration presided over the installation of an Iraqi spoils system more rowdy and rapacious than anything Andrew Jackson ever imagined

Cathy Breen: Stories by the Fire


The families behind curtains like these, in camps, or in repurposed or unfinished buildings, have for the time a desperately welcomed measure of security

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Robert Fisk: Saudi efforts to ‘modernise’ its economy away from oil are just PR tactics

For years, oil analysts have suggested that Saudi reserves are nothing like the kingdom claims them to be

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David Swanson: Israeli Lies Fall As Corporate Media Falls

The new film narrated by Roger Waters, The Occupation of the American Mind, traces the rise of Israeli war propaganda in the United States. This propaganda, which has skillfully swayed U.S. public opinion in support of Israeli wars and occupations, has in fact been not so much a matter of skill as a matter of Read more…

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Michael T. Klare: Debacle at Doha

The Collapse of the Old Oil Order

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Ramzy Baroud: Did the Arabs Betray Palestine? – A Schism between the Ruling Classes and the Wider Society

The outcome of the ill-fated ‘Arab Spring’ was a massive letdown, if not betrayal, not just of Palestinians but of most Arabs

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Robert Fisk: Obama knows 9/11 was linked to Saudi Arabia – its massive oil reserves are behind his official visit

Saudi Arabia’s million barrel a day output, plus its strategic location in the Middle East, means the West must pay obeisance to the regional head-choppers

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Medea Benjamin: President Obama Can Help Save Saudi Youth Facing Beheading

One concrete outcome that President Obama could pursue on his visit to Saudi Arabia is saving the lives of three Shia youth sentenced to be executed

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Vijay Prashad: Why the U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are Suddenly Involved in a Tense Geopolitical Drama

There’s a reason we’re suddenly talking about 9/11 all over again

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Robert Fisk: Finally, Israel and Palestine is a US election issue

The ‘last taboo’ is not broken, but it’s splintering

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