Middle East

Erdoğan Starts a Political Earthquake in Turkey

By Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak Significant developments are underway in Turkey. Most ominously, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has moved toward the banning of one of the country’s main…

The pope in Iraq

The Pope’s decision to visit Mesopotamia must be carefully considered, given the complexity of the geopolitical issues of the Near and Middle East. The Pope went to a place that is the scene of a geopolitical clash, where there are…

Syria: The Start of a Long Night of Sorrow

On 13 March 2011 in Dara’a, in the south of Syria, 15 teenage boys were arrested by Syrian security police for having written hostile graffiti against President Bashar Al-Assad on a school wall. The arrests led to non-violent protests in…

Ten years of war: the world must talk about Syria again

The spotlight is elsewhere, but people are still dying in Syria and a whole generation of children does not know what it means to live in peace. On the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict, we listen to…

ICRC: Millions of young Syrians paid heavy toll during “decade of savage loss”

As the crisis in Syria moves into its second decade, a survey commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross highlights the heavy price paid by young Syrians. 1,400 Syrians between the ages of 18-25 were surveyed in Syria,…

Policy Focus: Examining U.S. Contradictions in the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi – An Interview with John Kiriakou

On February 26, the Biden administration released a CIA report in which the intelligence agency concluded, in 2018, that Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), approved the assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi that year. By Edu Montesanti Never released by former President Donald Trump, the document…

The international criminal court opens the investigation into the “situation in Palestine”

On March 3, the prosecutor Fatou Bensouda formalized the opening of the investigation of the International Criminal Court on the “situation in Palestine”. The investigation will focus on crimes under international law committed since June 13 2014 in the occupied…

Biden: Stop Bombing Syria!

Condemn the Biden administration’s bombing of Syria and tell Biden to immediately de-escalate. We need peace in the Middle East! Dear President Biden, We vigorously oppose your February 25 bombing of Syria. Syria is a sovereign nation. The militia you…

Noam Chomsky: Solidarity movements key to changing US Middle East policy

From nuclear disarmament to Palestinian rights, Noam Chomsky discusses the need to disrupt authoritarian alliances and an entrenching ‘Greater Israel.’ By Lilach Ben David Professor Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist and one of the most important political thinkers of last…

The Middle East: Is there light at the end of the Long Corridor?

By Marc Finaud, Tony Robinson, and Mona Saleh[i]. Recent developments in the Middle East and the arrival of the Biden administration offer unique opportunities to improve regional security. However, obstacles on the way to such progress have far from disappeared.…

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