In his new book about the Saudi crown prince, Ben Hubbard does not deviate one bit from the conventional wisdom of Western reporters, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
Category: Middle East
Militarism in Time of Pandemic: The Arrogance of the (Ongoing) US War in Iraq
Amid a Corona news blackout, Danny Sjursen says Americans are expected to forget, or ignore, that the Iraqi parliament recently asked the U.S. military to leave.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Moscow’s Difficult Decision on Idlib
Turkey’s leader, who nurses dreams of some kind of neo–Ottoman restoration across the Middle East, is now on a reckless tear.
Anti-Interventionist Think Tank’s Debut is a Dud
The Quincy Institute’s kickoff conference lacked any dramatic moment announcing the arrival of a powerful new voice for radical change in U.S. policy, writes Gareth Porter.
Trump Gives Away the Store and Israel Will Now Officially Become an Apartheid State
Ignoring past Israeli prime ministers who warned that annexation of the West Bank would introduce legal apartheid to Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu said the first phase of annexations would go to the Cabinet on Sunday, reports Joe Lauria.
ICC Should Not Delay Investigating Israeli War Crimes
Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has established an unnecessary condition that slows down the process, writes Marjorie Cohn.
The Economic Risks of Trump’s Reckless Assassination
If Tehran ever decided to shut down the Strait of Hormuz it would trigger a global depression, writes Pepe Escobar.
VIPS MEMO: Doubling Down Into Yet Another ‘March of Folly,’ This Time on Iran
“We write with a sense of urgency suggesting you avoid doubling down on catastrophe,” VIPS tells Donald Trump in its latest memo to the president.
Fear of a Major Mideast War
Fears of a major war in the Middle East exploded Thursday night with the U.S. assassination of arguably the second most powerful man in Iran.
‘Trump Was Handed a Corpse, and He Buried It’
Donald Trump’s Palestine policy has been just a culmination of previous presidents’ conflicted attitude towards the Palestinian question, argues Khaled Elgindy.