The first World Cup to be held in an Arab land has sparked a resurgence of Arab nationalism, support for Palestine and rejection of the Abraham Accords, writes As’ad AbuKhalil.
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COP27: A Global COP-Out
“A suicide pact.” Robert Sandford skewers the latest U.N. climate summit, held last month in Egypt, and calls for a new process protected from the global fossil fuel cartel.
COP27: Klein Calls for Boycott of COP28
The author’s salvo follows a gathering at which activists were harassed, surveilled and sidelined by Egypt’s authoritarian government as lobbyists from Exxon, Chevron and other fossil fuel giants swarmed the venue.
Ukraine Is the New Israel
As`ad AbuKhalil says current U.S.-NATO strategic calculations are demoting Israel from its once central position and will leave the apartheid state increasingly reliant on new alliances with the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Tunisia’s New Constitution Cements Autocracy
As`ad AbuKhalil says a true Arab democracy would restrain U.S. influence and criminalize normalization with Israel.
THE ANGRY ARAB: Biden in Arabia
The U.S. president will be seen smiling with MbS and questions about Khashoggi’s murder, or the murder of other dissidents who were beheaded, will be dismissed in the name of “Arab-Israeli peace.”
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.
Boris Johnson’s Saudi WhatsApps Stay Secret
The government has rejected an FOI request for messages that may have passed between the prime minister and MbS in January, a month with some of the worst air strikes on civilians in Yemen, Phil Miller reports.
Caitlin Johnstone: On Russians ‘Raping Babies’
You can be sure that these obscene, unverified charges against Russian forces won’t attract the social-media censors who are supposedly rooting out “disinformation.”
THE ANGRY ARAB: Turkey Leaves the Arab World
This is the year in which Erdogan decided to change course, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.