As’ad AbuKhalil writes this “friend” of Western journalists was close to the ruthless regime, even to the commander of his own eventual assassination squad. He’ll be remembered as the servant of Saudi princes and an early champion of bin Laden.
THE ANGRY ARAB: The Rise and Fall of Aljazeera
There was an inevitable conflict in the roles of the Arab television network that inexorably led to its decline, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
Lessons From the 10th Anniversary of the Egyptian Uprising
In marking the anniversary of the Egyptian uprising, it is deceptive to celebrate a revolution. The word “revolution” has been bandied about a lot since 2011, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
Blaming Each Other for Backing Terrorism
The two sides of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s Qatar rift are far from reconciling as both accuse the other of supporting terrorism, reports Giorgio Cafiero.
Echoes of FDR in Trump’s Bid for Palestinian Surrender
There’s nothing new about a U.S. president assuming that Palestinians can be bribed into cooperating with Zionist ambitions, writes Lawrence Davidson.
Trump’s Underwhelming Deal for Palestine and the Gulf Monarchies’ Complicated Ties with Israel
Giorgio Cafiero gauges the shortcomings of the U.S.-backed “Peace to Prosperity” summit in Bahrain this week.
The Problem of International Law
Modern institutions that hold back the rise of barbarism are being weakened, writes Lawrence Davidson.