Category: Middle East

Ramzy Baroud: The Terror Next Time: The Daesh Story is Not Ending

Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, has been reduced to rubble. It has been finally conquered, snatched back from the notorious group, Daesh, after months of merciless bombardment by the U.S.-led war coalition, and a massive ground war. But “victory” can hardly be the term assigned to this moment. Mosul, once Iraq’s cultural jewel and model of co-existence, is now a “city of corpses

Vijay Prashad: Chaotic Battle for Territory

The Turkish army build-up in Reyhanli sends a message to the rebels in Idlib province

Harry Blain: What Happened to Arms Trade Treaty?

Four years ago, the U.S. and the UK signed a landmark treaty to restrict the sale of arms to rights abusers. So why are they still profiting off the atrocities in Yemen?

Ramzy Baroud: Courting the Global South

Will Israel Become a UN Security Council Member?

Juan Cole: Iraq Supreme Court strikes down referendum

The Iraqi Supreme Court has ordered that the referendum on independence planned for September 25 be halted

Patrick Cockburn: Iraqi Kurdish referendum

Why international powers fear independence vote could derail fight against Isis

Juan Cole: Trump blasts Iran

The speech was a weird amalgam of white nationalism and Neoconservatism. It abandoned the isolationism of the former and eschewed the idealism of the latter

Richard Falk: Apartheid and the Future of Israel/Palestine

Until there is exerted enough pressure on the Israeli government to change course drastically, there is no genuine prospect for a political solution to the conflict

Jonathan Cook: Poster boy for white supremacists

The eldest son of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has found himself an unlikely poster boy for David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, and the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer

Patrick Cockburn: Stepping up atrocities

The weaker Isis becomes the more it will want to show that it is still in business

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