A monumentally destructive U.S. decade — symptomatic of imperial decline — exposed a shamefully pliant press. But we have at least one reason to resist incurable pessimism.
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.
THE ANGRY ARAB: How to Bring Down a Regime in the Arab World
Protesters in the Sudan and Algeria have learned from the counter-revolutions and know it is not enough to oust a single tyrant, writes As`ad AbuKhalil.
John Bolton’s Absurd ‘Troika Tyranny’
The real tyrants are U.S. allies in the Middle East (not Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua), writes Danny Sjursen.
THE ANGRY ARAB: The UAE and the Arab Counter-Revolution
As’ad AbuKhalil looks at Gulf rulers vying to play top host to U.S. interests in the Middle East.
Mike Pompeo’s Deranged Foreign Policy
The U.S. secretary of state is a Christian zealot who sees the U.S. as incapable of doing ill, writes Lawrence Davidson.
Bases, Bases, Everywhere … Except in the Pentagon’s Report
These installations exist somewhere between light and shadow, writes Nick Turse. While acknowledged as foreign military outposts, they are excluded from the official inventory.
Trump’s Confused Embrace of Egypt’s Sisi
Exclusive: President Trump’s tolerance of Egypt’s Saudi-backed crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and other political opposition groups is sending more mixed signals in the Middle East, writes Jonathan Marshall.
A Personal Look Inside Modern Islam
There is a vicious cycle, rotating from Western fear and hatred of Islam to violent Islamic extremism targeting the West and around again, as a new book — reviewed by Arnold R. Isaacs — quietly explains.
Playing Politics with Terrorism List
Congressional Republicans continue to push Islamo-phobic bills, now seeking to put the mostly political Muslim Brotherhood on the foreign terrorist list, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.