Category: Middle East

Nima Elbagir: Yemen on Brink of Famine After U.S. Cuts Aid While Fueling War

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is deepening amid the pandemic and cuts to international aid from the United States and its allies, leaving millions of Yemenis facing famine after years of a brutal U.S.-backed, Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the country

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Richard Falk: Is This What Peace Looks Like?

Trump Induced Normalization Agreements with Gulf Monarchies:

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Juan Cole: As Trump and Iran square off on Venezuela Oil Shipments, will US Go full Pirate of the Gulf?

The purpose would be to ramp up US patriotism ahead of the November election and attempt to get the US public on Trump’s side as a war president

Brett Wilkins: For Palestinians and Their Supporters, Arab-Israeli Pacts Are ‘A Stab in The Back’

From the West Bank and Gaza to Washington, D.C. and beyond, Palestinians and their allies stress that only an end to Israel’s illegal occupation can bring peace to the Middle East.

Joann Wypijewski: ‘Collateral Murder’

The soldiers, on the other hand, unextolled, opposed “the destructive policies of our nation’s leaders” and made a plea for honoring “our common humanity.”

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Ramzy Baroud: As Washington retreats, Eastern Mediterranean conflict further marginalises NATO

Recent events notwithstanding, the brewing conflict over territorial waters in the Eastern Mediterranean indicates that the military union between mostly Western countries is faltering

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Phyllis Bennis: The Israel-UAE Deal Isn’t About Peace at All

The U.S.-brokered pact makes no pretense of peace for Palestinians. Instead, it sharpens a regional coalition against Iran.

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Juan Cole: With US AWOL, NATO Allies rattle sabers

Turkish Ruling Party says Greece is now a Rogue State

Mike Phipps: Some reflections on Occupied Iraq

The continued Occupation and denial of Iraq’s sovereignty remains a crime

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Yanis Iqbal: Venezuela and Palestine: A Revolutionary Alliance

If this Venezuelan opposition comes to power with the help of American imperialists, the current pro-Israel and rightward shift in the political dynamics of Latin America will get further consolidated

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