Plaintiffs say a law set to take effect in July will cast suspicion on any property buyers whose name sounds remotely Asian, Russian, Iranian, Cuban, Venezuelan or Syrian.
China & the Axis of the Sanctioned
The decline in U.S. diplomatic influence in the Middle East reflects not just Chinese initiatives, writes Juan Cole, but Washington’s incompetence, arrogance and double-dealing over three decades in the region.
US Values, Verities & Global Failure
Two words — democracy and autocracy — have received a new birth in the West as the U.S. embraces the idea of a Cold War sequel, says Michael Brenner. The implications are profound.
Free Will Trumps Determinism in the Gulf
The Gulf states are tapping the “feel-good” generated by the Saudi-Iranian deal amid signs of an overall easing of tensions, except in Washington, writes M.K. Bhadrakumar.
From Forever to Eternal War
More war and nothing else, the argument goes, will bring peace, writes Karen Greenberg.
Saudi Delegates Visit Yemen for Talks with Houthis
The Oman-mediated peace talks to end the nine-year-old war in Yemen received a boost after China brokered a rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia last month, Peoples Dispatch reports.
US Occupiers Lash Out as Syria War Draws to an End
Washington is worried about a peace between Damascus and its estranged Arab neighbors — as well as Turkey — that is marginalizing the U.S. and its allies, writes M.K. Bhadrakumar.
Hope for Yemen Peace After Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement
Abdul Rahman reports on prospects for war ending in Yemen in the wake of the Chinese-mediated deal to restore diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
NYT Catches Up to Parry But Still Falls Short on October Surprise
No matter how much evidence Robert Parry produced over the years poking holes in the official story, the establishment media declined to re-examine the case or treat it seriously, writes Nat Parry.
Chris Hedges: Ukraine’s Death by Proxy
Proxy wars devour the countries they purport to defend. There will come a time when the Ukrainians will become expendable to the U.S. They will disappear, as many others before them, from U.S. national discourse and popular consciousness.