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.
Seismic Iran-Saudi Rapprochement Isolates US
The Chinese-brokered diplomatic deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran not only opens the way for resolution of region-wide conflicts, but potentially foils U.S. Mideast designs based on Saudi-Iranian enmity, writes Joe Lauria.
AS’AD AbuKHALIL: The Iranian Govt.’s Loss of Legitimacy
No regime has an unlimited supply of political legitimacy. Any government, democratic or non-democratic, needs to constantly read public opinion and to try to respond to people’s minimum expectations and demands.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Lebanon & the Deal with Israel on the Maritime Border
The agreement is not a step toward normalization, says As`ad AbuKhalil. Lebanon is split.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Iran Losing Info War
The repercussions of the open sectarian war sparked by the U.S. invasion of Iraq can still be felt throughout the region, says As`ad AbuKhalil, partly because of Iran’s inaction.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Lebanon’s Hung Parliament
Did Hizbullah really receive a devastating blow in the elections? As`ad AbuKhalil says the answer is not as simple as Western coverage makes it seem.
Mexico Rebukes Biden on Invite List to Americas Summit
Speaking from Havana on Sunday, López Obrador also vowed to continue pushing the U.S. to lift its 60-year embargo on Cuba.
THE ANGRY ARAB: The US & Middle East Elections
The most reliable pollster in Lebanon reports interesting trends ahead of next month’s parliamentary elections, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Resistance to Israel in the Time of Arafat
Those who fought and repulsed Israel in South Lebanon in 2006 are determined to never return to the time when Israel could invade Lebanon at will, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
How MbS Ended Saad Hariri’s Political Career in Lebanon
Saad Hariri never mastered the complicated Lebanese political game, and as long as MbS rules Saudi Arabia, Hariri will be banned from Lebanese politics, write As’ad AbuKhalil.