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Omer Ercin
Omer Ercin
Ukraine crisis and Europe
12:00, 04 June 2014 Wednesday

Omer Ercin International system is changing gradually. But these changes do not have an appropriate infrastructure. Thus, just as in Turkey’s...


Zeynep Kandur
Zeynep Kandur
Turkey: A game of shadows
12:08, 06 January 2014 Monday

Zeynep Jane Louise Kandur A great deal has been written about Turkey and Erdogan in the past months. It isn’t easy to understand what is...


Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami
Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami
Erdogan, Gulen feud and emerging trends in Turkish Politics
13:28, 03 January 2014 Friday

Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami The self exiled Turkish scholar and preacher Fetullah Gulen, called Hocaefendi (Respected Master) by his followers, is...


Omar Salha
Omar Salha
Lebanese (in)dependence: Locked agendas and broken morals
17:35, 12 December 2013 Thursday

‘They left Lebanon physically crippled, its economy ruined, its society corrupted, and its very own soul wasted. All that was left to destroy...


Zaid Shakir
Zaid Shakir
Challenging the ideology of selfishness
13:42, 02 December 2013 Monday

Zaid Shakir Those who adopted the abode and faith before them love those who migrated to them, and they find no need in their souls for what the...


Oula Abdulhamid
Oula Abdulhamid
The struggle for Syria's soul
11:31, 27 November 2013 Wednesday

Oula Abdulhamid Mine was not a normal childhood with clean schools, happy classrooms and unbiased education. But like ninety percent or more...


Hwaa Irfan
Hwaa Irfan
Sacred geometry of Islamic mosques
12:49, 24 November 2013 Sunday

Hwaa Irfan The main precept of Islam is the unity and oneness of Allah and the importance of worshipping only Allah and not any statues or other...


Ervin Hakorja
Ervin Hakorja
The double-standard in international politics
17:24, 04 November 2013 Monday

Ervin Hakorja The reaction of Western Powers towards the conflicts in Syria and Mali clearly shows that beyond trumpets of democracy like...


Razan Saffoor
Razan Saffoor
Nostalgia
13:23, 31 October 2013 Thursday

Razan Saffoor I’ve questioned many times whether it’s possible to feel nostalgic about a past you never quite experienced.. I wanted...


Musa al-Gharbi
Musa al-Gharbi
Will a too-late victory for America hasten the untimely demise of Libya?
14:35, 21 October 2013 Monday

Musa al-Gharbi On October 5th 2013, in a joint operation between the CIA and U.S. Special Forces, the United States captured and extracted Nazih...


Maria del Mar Fern ndez
Maria del Mar Fernández
The Gaza Strip is closed and more besieged than ever
13:21, 21 October 2013 Monday

Maria del Mar Fernández Israel continues to maintain a full, tight closure by land, sea, and air, on the only coastal enclave left to...


Amena Saleem
Amena Saleem
The BBC's subjective view of Israel's occupation should concern us all
17:45, 02 October 2013 Wednesday

Amena Saleem Just over a week ago, Israeli armed forces dragged a French diplomat out of an aid vehicle in the occupied West Bank. The...


M Ibrahim
M. Ibrahim
Iran’s new diplomacy
17:09, 01 October 2013 Tuesday

M. Ibrahim Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has addressed the global public opinion at the UN General Assembly attempting to convey that a change...


Sana Saeed
Sana Saeed
Officials claim Tunisian women are waging a ‘Sexual Jihad’ in Syria, but what’s the real story?
10:20, 26 September 2013 Thursday

By now you have probably already heard of the harem of Tunisian sex-warrior slaves heading to Syria in order to give up their young bodies to the...


Yasmine Fakhry
Yasmine Fakhry
Violence erupts in Egypt as 2014 begins
11:27, 06 January 2014 Monday

Yasmine Fakhry  Following a peaceful night kicking off new year with fireworks, violence erupts again across the country as the military...


Ismail Patel
Ismail Patel
Against Assad and against U.S. led attack
12:26, 02 September 2013 Monday

Ismail Patel Visiting Aleppo in late July was one of the most horrendous journeys I have ever undertaken. Travelling in a convoy of 30 trucks...


Dr Hatem Bazian
Dr. Hatem Bazian
Egypt, the "War on Terrorism" and Islamophobia
16:19, 31 August 2013 Saturday

Dr. Hatem Bazian In an interview with Der Speigel , Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy offered his German audience a history "lesson" reminding...


Tariq Ramadan
Tariq Ramadan
Horror in Egypt: Saying it once, saying it again
15:44, 18 August 2013 Sunday

Tariq Ramadan My recent analysis of the Arab uprising and the evolving crisis in Tunisia and Egypt has drawn abundant critical comment. My...


Haroon Moghul
Haroon Moghul
Forget History Channel's The Bible, meet Omar
09:02, 16 August 2013 Friday

Haroon Moghul Between 2005 and 2013 Joseph Ratzinger moved from Cardinal to St. Peter’s Successor to Pope Emeritus, during which time I...


Dr Daud Abdullah
Dr. Daud Abdullah
Al-Sisi is no Gamal Abdel Nasser
12:12, 11 September 2013 Wednesday

Dr. Daud Abdullah One of the great myths-in-the-making doing the rounds in Egypt today is that General Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi is a latter day Gamal...


Steve Weissman
Steve Weissman
Inside Egypt's killer coup: The inconvenient evidence
11:13, 07 August 2013 Wednesday

Wthout specifically naming the Egyptian military, the Obama White House has condemned the crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protestors in...


Imam Zaid Shakir
Imam Zaid Shakir
Reflections on Black History Month
17:46, 06 August 2013 Tuesday

Imam Zaid Shakir Black History Month should be of interest to every Muslim, especially in America. It is estimated that upwards to 20% of the...


Sherman Jackson
Sherman Jackson
Muslims as a marginal community in America
15:47, 01 August 2013 Thursday

The Gift of Historical Consciousness I have often wondered about the way Muslims use the word “ummah.” In a technical sense, it...


Abdal Hakim Murad
Abdal Hakim Murad
America as a Jihad State: Middle Eastern perceptions of modern American theopolitics
14:14, 20 September 2013 Friday

Abdal-Hakim Murad ‘I love America, such a wonderful country – such a shame to see it taken over by religious fundamentalists.’...


Michael Weiss
Michael Weiss
Who just started arming Syria rebels?
11:45, 24 February 2013 Sunday

The Council of the European Union renewed its arms embargo on Syria this week by another three months, with the slight amendment to allow for...


Joanna Lillis
Joanna Lillis
Watchdog report challenges Astana’s version of Zhanaozen violence
14:32, 17 September 2012 Monday

A report prepared by the global watchdog group Human Rights Watch suggests hardline tactics employed by officials in Kazakhstan prepared the ground...


Markar Esayan
Markar Esayan
Turkey and the world as the new paradigm of the 21st century emerges
13:24, 26 October 2013 Saturday

Markar  Esayan Historic developments started to take place as soon as the word entered a new century. We can say that everything started when...


Fadi al-Ahmar
Fadi al-Ahmar
Turkey and Iran: Competition and Confrontation
10:08, 30 August 2012 Thursday

On August 21, the Mokdad clan kidnapped two Turkish citizens with the intention of holding them hostage until a member of their family who went...


Arwa Aburawa
Arwa Aburawa
How can Islam help us tackle climate change?
12:53, 28 August 2012 Tuesday

With the latest scientific findings predicting even more drastic changes to the earth’s climate[1] and the complete failure of the UN climate...


Muzaffer Kutlay
Muzaffer Kutlay
Bulgarian Turks: From Assimilation to Expulsion
14:42, 27 August 2012 Monday

Bulgarian Turks are among the minority groups that earlier gained and legally secured their rights and freedoms in the Balkans. In spite of this,...


Abdel bari Atwan
Abdel bari Atwan
Mali - Israel’s gate to Africa
11:54, 15 February 2013 Friday

Diplomatic reports from Mali prove that the French military interference to confront Islamic groups in the Muslim country are aimed at serving the...


Aude Jehan
Aude Jehan
Muslims in France after the elections
12:15, 14 August 2012 Tuesday

For 3.5 million French Muslims, Ramadan began on Friday, 20 July. Enthusiasm for fasting seems stronger than ever this year, with 71 per cent of...


Larry Hanauer Peter Chalk
Larry Hanauer Peter Chalk
America and India: Growing Partners in Afghanistan
11:17, 14 August 2012 Tuesday

Last week Pakistan's new spy chief Lieutenant General Zahir ul-Islam made an inaugural trip to the United States and met with his counterparts in...


Maksud Djavadov
Maksud Djavadov
Crafting an independent foreign policy for Bosnia
15:42, 05 January 2011 Wednesday

    The geopolitics of Bosnia Hercegovina, together with its reliance on factors outside its borders, makes Bosnia’s internal...


Aram Nerguizian
Aram Nerguizian
Turkish-Arab cooperation: How far will it go?
16:30, 29 December 2010 Wednesday

    Expanded economic and security relationships with Arab states have emerged as crucial complements to Turkey’s diplomatic...


Reza Marashi
Reza Marashi
WikiLeaks: US-Iran relations "Now What" moment?
15:44, 05 December 2010 Sunday

    Lost in the clamor and commotion of WikiLeaks releasing 251,287 diplomatic cables is the perspective of those who currently or have...


Valery Dzutsev
Valery Dzutsev
2010 census data adjusted to meet Kremlin priorities in N.Caucasus
15:50, 05 December 2010 Sunday

    On November 9, the Kavkazsky Uzel (Caucasian Knot) website reported the Russian statistical service’s intention to double...


Dani Rodrik
Dani Rodrik
Don't count on global governance to solve the world's economic woes
15:24, 14 November 2010 Sunday

    Everybody agrees that the world economy is ill, but the diagnosis apparently depends on which corner of it you happen to inhabit....


Yossi Alpher
Yossi Alpher
Change we can't foresee
15:18, 14 November 2010 Sunday

    The conventional wisdom in some circles now holds that Republican gains in last week's US congressional elections will weaken...


Couloumbis Ahlstrom
Couloumbis, Ahlstrom
Turkey at a Crossroads
15:12, 14 November 2010 Sunday

    Turkey is misunderstood by most people in Europe and the U.S. - not the least because Turks themselves comfortably call their...


Michael C
Michael C.
Turkey’s doing it without the fez on
11:05, 02 November 2010 Tuesday

    Turkey is at a crossroads: Its economy is booming, and the Turkish economic miracle is the direct result of the current...


Amani Maged
Amani Maged
Ankara vs Brussels
11:16, 24 October 2010 Sunday

    "Don't keep us waiting" is a new phrase in the Turkish political lexicon on its bid for EU membership. For many years,...


Matthew Carr
Matthew Carr
Spain's inquisitorial gaze for headscarf
17:59, 22 October 2010 Friday

    Until this year, Spain appeared to be relatively indifferent to the Islamophobic politics that have become so endemic throughout...


Paul R
Paul R.
Staving Off Israeli Folly
18:45, 18 September 2010 Saturday

    Bruce Riedel's hard-hitting article about a possible Israeli military attack on Iran has appropriately attracted attention. I...


Hatem Ete
Hatem Ete
Prospects of constitutional reform in Turkey
00:33, 13 September 2010 Monday

    Turkish politics is currently undergoing a heated political debate on the constitutional reform package (supported by Prime Minister...


Steven Salaita
Steven Salaita
Four reasons why Americans should oppose Zionism
09:26, 27 August 2010 Friday

    Israel has been subject to some bad publicity recently. In 2008-09, it launched a brutal military campaign in the Gaza Strip that...


Jacob Heilbrunn
Jacob Heilbrunn
The wildest dream: Bombing Iran
18:20, 18 August 2010 Wednesday

    "Another question Israeli planners struggle with: how will they know if their attacks have actually destroyed a significant...


Juan Cole
Juan Cole
Israeli attack on Iran to reduce Obama to a one-term president
18:16, 18 August 2010 Wednesday

    What should a poor warmongering Neoconservative do? This political grouping includes WASPS such as former CIA director James Woolsey...


Zaid al-Ali
Zaid al-Ali
Iraq’s future hanging by a thread
18:03, 18 August 2010 Wednesday

    Iraqis now have greater physical security, though violence continues and politics are stalemated. But the years of conflict have...


Azmi Bishara
Azmi Bishara
The Arabs and Turkey
16:10, 14 August 2010 Saturday

  There is something in the Arab public space that hampers an objective discussion of Turkey's increasing political involvement in the...


Roger Cohen
Roger Cohen
The forgetten American
15:19, 28 July 2010 Wednesday

    The Dogans were a quiet family little noticed by their neighbors here in upstate New York. Ahmet Dogan had come to the area from...


Rami G Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
American amateurism on display in Syria
11:17, 05 November 2012 Monday

A famous American coloring shampoo advertisement years ago used the effective slogan, referring to whether or not the woman in the ad dyed her...


paul balles
paul balles
Americans should declare independence from Israel
18:59, 12 July 2010 Monday

    When will the American public wake up to the fact that Israel controls America? If the public doesn't wake up, Israel will...


David Morris
David Morris
Gaza Flotilla Cover-up and the New York Times
16:50, 06 July 2010 Tuesday

    For the past month, the alternative media have sought concrete evidence that the mainstream U.S. media, including the New York...


Sebastian Rosato
Sebastian Rosato
The Untied States of Europe
20:48, 27 June 2010 Sunday

    Everyone, it seems, has an opinion about Europe's debt crisis. Optimists, such as Princeton political scientist Andrew...


Paul Kennedy
Paul Kennedy
A time to appease
10:52, 24 June 2010 Thursday

    “APPEASEMENT!” WHAT a powerful term it has become, growing evermore in strength as the decades advance. It is much...


Stanley Heller
Stanley Heller
Grand theft flotilla
14:49, 21 June 2010 Monday

    "There’s been three or four reports from passengers that Israelis then went out with their credit cards and bought beer...


Daniel Larison
Daniel Larison
Israel needs Turkey — and so do we
16:41, 20 June 2010 Sunday

    Nothing will ever be the same between Turkey and Israel. Not after Israel’s raid on the aid flotilla bound for Gaza left nine...


Ufuk Ulutaş
Ufuk Ulutaş
Turkey and Israel in aftermath of flotilla crisis
15:00, 18 June 2010 Friday

  Turkey and Israel in the Aftermath of the Flotilla Crisis On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos stormed a passenger ship, the Mavi Marmara,...


Suat Kınıklıoglu
Suat Kınıklıoglu
This Israeli government has gone too far
14:50, 03 June 2010 Thursday

    I am the only Turkish politician who has visited Israel since Israel unleashed the Gaza War, and since the Davos incident between...


Stephen M
Stephen M.
Turkey and the Neocons
11:02, 17 June 2010 Thursday

    It couldn't be more predictable. Back when Israel and Turkey were strategic allies with extensive military-to-military ties,...


Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney
Israel’s latest murder of humanitarian activists
10:55, 01 June 2010 Tuesday

    I am outraged at Israel’s latest criminal act. I mourn with my fellow Free Gaza travelers, the lives that have been lost by...


Nikos Raptis
Nikos Raptis
Of Turks and of Greeks
11:21, 27 May 2010 Thursday

    As a Greek young man I was drafted to serve in the Greek Army. So, I was ordered to sing the usual "martial" songs that...


Graham E
Graham E.
Brazil and Turkey are vital checks and balances
11:12, 27 May 2010 Thursday

    If Washington thinks it now faces complications on getting United Nations Security Council sanctions against Iran, that’s not...


Ulan Temirov
Ulan Temirov
Is Kyrgyzstan ready for a legal Islamic political party?
14:23, 19 May 2010 Wednesday

    Some believers in Kyrgyzstan think the political upheaval that brought down Kurmanbek Bakiyev’s administration has created a...


Mohsen Saleh
Mohsen Saleh
Ten Israeli negotiating strategies
14:44, 17 May 2010 Monday

    Israel has a negotiating strategy that is designed to prolong the negotiations, allowing more time for the construction of facts on...


Neturei Karta
Neturei Karta
Neturei Karta has a solution to the Middle-East problem
12:13, 11 May 2010 Tuesday

    The world has suffered for decades from the unsolvable "Middle East and Palestine issue". Why hasn't anyone managed to...


Mahboob A
Mahboob A.
Pakistan: A nation governed by dead people
12:05, 11 May 2010 Tuesday

    To any realist observers of the Pakistani political affairs, it is becoming crystal clear that the PPP Zardari gang are the wrong...


Adrian Pabst
Adrian Pabst
Turkey and Russia assemble an ‘axis of outsiders’
13:02, 07 May 2010 Friday

    It was one of the most memorable parliamentary brawls of recent times. Members of Ukraine’s Supreme Council threw punches,...


Gordon Duff
Gordon Duff
Times Square “Fizzler,” Israel’s “Crotch Bomber Redux
12:54, 06 May 2010 Thursday

    Watching the news on the arrest of the Time Square bomber, or as we will call him, “the Time Square Fizzler,” and the...


Ananth Krishnan
Ananth Krishnan
Behind China's India policy, a growing debate
11:10, 16 April 2010 Friday

    Earlier this year, the United States' decision to approve a $ 6.4-billion arms sale to Taiwan sparked a series of agitated...


Cesar Chelala
Cesar Chelala
Trivializing war
15:38, 04 April 2010 Sunday

    Captain Ferguson (not his real name) gets up early in the morning, and has breakfast with his wife and children. At the office,...


M D Nalapat
M.D. Nalapat
Western wrongs and human rights
10:53, 24 March 2010 Wednesday

    It's a fact that Western countries today are far more technologically advanced than their Asian counterparts and their citizens...


Bruce Riedel
Bruce Riedel,
The case against threatening Iran
13:08, 22 March 2010 Monday

    The case for a U.S. military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities remains weak. Washington does not know where all the...


Habib Siddiqui
Habib Siddiqui
US decision against Turkey shows blatant hypocrisy
13:12, 18 March 2010 Thursday

    US Congressional Panel's Decision Against Turkey Shows Blatant Hypocrisy Last Thursday a U.S. congressional panel approved a...


Christopher King
Christopher King
The mystery of the Afghanistan war
13:07, 18 March 2010 Thursday

    Let us consider a puzzle about the Afghanistan war. Recently, Lieutenant-General Hamid Gul, formerly of the Pakistani army and head...


Prof Francis
Prof. Francis
The great Irish famine was genocide
12:40, 18 March 2010 Thursday

    Some controversy has surrounded the use of the word "genocide" with regard to the Great Irish Famine of 160 years ago. But...


Elias Vahedi
Elias Vahedi
A glance at the new nature of Turkey-Israeli ties
10:48, 05 February 2010 Friday

    Turkey-Israel relations witnessed certain developments in recent months which indicates a tangible revision in Ankara’s...


Nazife Şişman
Nazife Şişman
Were there women in Islamic history?
10:43, 26 January 2010 Tuesday

  This article is written to present an historical background for those who are "looking for" veiled writers, for those who have...


Zafar Bangash
Zafar Bangash
Total failure of the Pakistani elites
17:32, 06 August 2010 Friday

    When people in a Muslim society are driven to commit suicide because of poverty and hopelessness, it should cause alarm. Life is...


Dr Ismail
Dr. Ismail
Quo Vadis Turkey?!?
11:41, 31 December 2009 Thursday

QUO VADIS TURKEY?!?(Open letter)  Recent pictures and news from Turkey are indeed disturbing and painful and they made me ask myself: Why was...


Gary Sick
Gary Sick
The US and Iran: It’s all in the game
11:42, 24 December 2009 Thursday

  Can the United States forge a mutually constructive relationship with Iran? Can a global superpower find a way to persuade a...


Leon Hadar
Leon Hadar
Old U.S. allies are hedging their strategic bets
11:37, 24 December 2009 Thursday

  Old U.S. Allies Are Hedging Their Strategic BetsMuch of the recent pre-occupation of foreign policy wonks in Washington has been on...


Asif Haroon
Asif Haroon
Pakistan is a target, not a US ally
11:13, 24 December 2009 Thursday

  Either Obama Administration is totally confused or is inept or is purposely behaving wickedly. What is certain is that it is not...


Maidhc  Cathail
Maidhc Ó Cathail
The Israeli provocation of Sept. 11 anti-American embassy protests
13:43, 13 September 2012 Thursday

With U.S. foreign missions besieged on September 11 by Muslims outraged by an anti-Islam film, it’s useful to recall Jeff Gates’...


Alan
Alan
The first step: Israel into the dock
11:54, 27 October 2009 Tuesday

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) Resolution based on the Goldstone Report is a damning condemnation of Israel. The original meaning of being...


Tom Mountain
Tom Mountain
Real genocide in Ethiopia with West fund
11:45, 27 October 2009 Tuesday

 The Real Genocide is Playing Out in Ethiopia--And the West is Funding It Busting the Darfur Myth As one of the first to write about the...


Murhaf Jouejati
Murhaf Jouejati
Turkey, Israel: on opposite trajectories
11:35, 27 October 2009 Tuesday

On opposite trajectoriesSyria could not be more ecstatic at the row that has recently developed between Turkey and Israel. Turkey, once among...


Patrick J
Patrick J.
Lift the siege of Gaza
10:58, 11 June 2010 Friday

    In June 1948, our wartime ally imposed a blockade on Berlin, cutting off and condemning to death or Stalinist domination 2 million...


Paul Fitzgerald
Paul Fitzgerald
Dark omens for the U.S. in the gathering Afghan storm
11:52, 19 October 2009 Monday

Now officially in its ninth year since the invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. should have little reason to recount, in Chalmers Johnson's words, the...


David Ray
David Ray
Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?
11:42, 19 October 2009 Monday

Is Osama bin Laden still alive? I have dealt with this question in a recent little book entitled Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive?  The present...


Sami Moubayed
Sami Moubayed
The Erdogan-Obama road map for peace
11:38, 19 October 2009 Monday

Eyebrows were raised at the 64th session of the UN General Assembly in September, when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rose to the...


Philip Giraldi
Philip Giraldi
The terrorism conundrum
11:01, 05 February 2010 Friday

    In the wake of 9/11, almost anything the US government did was accepted uncritically by the public. The Patriot Act was quickly...


Tony Karon
Tony Karon
Time for the US to recognise reality of Iran’s nuclear plans
11:11, 06 April 2010 Tuesday

    Iran diplomacy in Washington these days consists principally of coaxing the likes of Russia and China to support new sanctions...


Oraib Al
Oraib Al
A hard triangle
11:57, 29 September 2009 Tuesday

  The relationship between Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan is a high priority issue for the Islamic movement in Jordan and...


Sherrilyn A
Sherrilyn A.
Jimmy Carter's difficult truth
11:49, 29 September 2009 Tuesday

  One of the prerogatives of advanced age is the right to say things that others can't or won't. For many people of advanced age, the...


Atle Hetland
Atle Hetland
Norwegian Pakistanis fear anti-Muslim policies
17:08, 15 September 2009 Tuesday

  Today, on September 14, the Norwegian people go to the polls to elect 169 members to the next Parliament, the Storting, for the...


Andrew Gamble
Andrew Gamble
Keynes: the return of the Master
11:04, 14 September 2009 Monday

  J M Keynes understood better than most that the self-regulating market economy is a dangerous fiction. Has the crash of 2008 vindicated...


Kathy Wazana
Kathy Wazana
To criticize Israel dangerous in Canada
12:46, 11 September 2009 Friday

 To criticize Israel is a dangerous thing in today's CanadaTwo days ago, I came home to a message from my mother asking: "Why are you...


Nick Danforth
Nick Danforth
Is Turkey Renaming Istanbul Constantinople?
11:35, 09 September 2009 Wednesday

  Last month, Turkish President Abdullah Gul broke a long-standing national taboo: He called the remote village of Guroymak by its...


George Friedman
George Friedman
Obama's foreign policy: The end of the beginning
11:54, 07 September 2009 Monday

As August draws to a close, so does the first phase of the Obama presidency. The first months of any U.S. presidency are spent filling key...


Jeff Gates
Jeff Gates
Nuke Gaza
11:30, 30 October 2009 Friday

 Israeli officials are right to worry. Gazans too. Yet Americans should worry even more.Israel's "legitimacy" will not last. Of course, that...


Ahmet Davutoglu
Ahmet Davutoglu
Taking Sino-Turkish relations forward
13:48, 03 November 2010 Wednesday

    Turkey and China are located at opposing ends of Asia. Notwithstanding this physical distance, Turkish and Chinese cultures have in...


Adam L
Adam L.
Religion and politics in Iraq: What type of sectarianism really exists?
13:34, 31 August 2009 Monday

The recent increase in political violence in Iraq has once again led to renewed discussions of the potential religious component. Violence has...


Daniel W
Daniel W.
Good cop, bad cop
11:34, 24 August 2009 Monday

  Anyone who has ever watched an American-made police procedural is familiar with the good cop-bad cop routine. The idea is...


Andranik Migranyan
Andranik Migranyan
Moscow’s Iran Connection
11:19, 24 August 2009 Monday

  In the very near future, the United States and its partners may demand that Iran suspend its uranium-enrichment program. If Iran...


Faris Giacaman
Faris Giacaman
Can we talk? The Middle East "peace industry"
11:05, 24 August 2009 Monday

Upon finding out that I am Palestinian, many people I meet at college in the United States are eager to inform me of various activities that they...


Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges
Go to Pittsburgh, young man, and defy your empire
11:27, 09 September 2009 Wednesday

Globalization and unfettered capitalism have been swept into the history books along with the open-market theory of the 1920s, the experiments of...


Mark N Katz
Mark N.Katz
Russia in Mideast: more of same
13:50, 28 July 2009 Tuesday

  At the recent Moscow summit, the U.S. and Russian governments made progress on strategic arms control and on Afghanistan. Instead of...


M J Rosenberg
M.J. Rosenberg
Playing the Jesus card
12:53, 28 July 2009 Tuesday

  Benjamin Netanyahu has a problem. The Obama administration is insisting on a settlements freeze, and the Israeli prime minister, who is...


Joseph Mackertich
Joseph Mackertich
My day as an Uighur
19:30, 10 July 2009 Friday

China's Xinjiang province was rocked by riots over the weekend which resulted in the deaths of more than 140 people - the country's worst violence...


Brendan O Neill
Brendan O’Neill
Tiananmen massacre: the student myth
19:21, 10 July 2009 Friday

By Brendan O'NeillWe all know that China's communist rulers have distorted and denied the truth about what happened 20 years ago in Tiananmen...


Pierre Beaudet
Pierre Beaudet
Endless war continues
11:16, 03 July 2009 Friday

   The Endless War Continues: Taking Stock of US Strategy under ObamaSince the election of Barack Obama, mainstream observers have...


Sean BW
Sean BW
Obama, Afghanistan and the New American Empire
13:55, 11 August 2009 Tuesday

George W. Bush cops a lot of well-earned flak for almost everything he did. Blindly starting two wars at a suitably safe distance from his own...


Abdullah Mustapha
Abdullah Mustapha
Mahinur Ozdemir: First Belgium MP to don the hijab
11:22, 23 June 2009 Tuesday

  When I met Mahinur Ozdimer in one of the biggest shopping malls in Brussels just one day before the Belgium elections that took place...


Mustafa Abu
Mustafa Abu
Thus spoke Netanyahu
14:37, 18 June 2009 Thursday

In "Thus Spoke Zarathustra", Friedrich Nietzsche's false prophet announced the famous dictum about the "death of God". Israeli Prime Minister...


Deepa Kumar
Deepa Kumar
Obama's Cairo speech: A rhetorical shift in US imperialism
11:07, 16 June 2009 Tuesday

Barack Obama's Cairo speech heralds a shift from the Islamophobic rhetoric of the Bush regime, but not from the long-term aims of the U.S....


Gilad Atzmon
Gilad Atzmon
Human Right Watch’s tribute to Professor Richard Falk
12:02, 24 December 2012 Monday

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expelled from its ranks top U.N. official Professor Richard Falk. The juicy details have been kindly supplied by...


Ted Galen
Ted Galen
Turkey, US: Falling out
17:04, 26 April 2010 Monday

  Falling out For more than six decades, U.S. officials have regarded Turkey as an important, loyal U.S. ally. Throughout the Cold War,...


Gwynne Dyer
Gwynne Dyer
Tony Blair and the great Islamic threat
14:02, 14 September 2010 Tuesday

    People often wind up believing their own cover story. Former British prime minister Tony Blair, for example, is trapped forever in...


Simon Johnson
Simon Johnson
The Quiet coup
16:33, 28 May 2009 Thursday

  One thing you learn rather quickly when working at the International Monetary Fund is that no one is ever very happy to see you....


Asif Salahuddin
Asif Salahuddin
Redefining Pakistan
12:37, 19 May 2009 Tuesday

  Pakistan today finds itself very much at the centre of the world's headlines, unfortunately though for almost entirely the wrong...


James G
James G.
The AIPAC Spy Case
15:01, 07 May 2009 Thursday

The big news last week was the defection of Republican Senator Arlen Specter to the Democrats; the bankruptcy filing of the Chrysler Corporation,...


Emrullah Uslu
Emrullah Uslu
Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr visits Turkey
14:40, 07 May 2009 Thursday

Moqtada al-Sadr, the most prominent Shi'ite opponent of the United States' military presence in Iraq, paid an official visit to Turkey for talks on...


Carla Power
Carla Power
Faith in the market
11:58, 07 May 2009 Thursday

  Amid the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo sells peace of mind. A Muslim convert who is the product of...


Imran Khan
Imran Khan
How to clear the mess
11:52, 07 May 2009 Thursday

The reason why there is so much despondency in Pakistan is because there is no road map to get out of the so-called War on Terror - a nomenclature...


Mazen Shaqoura
Mazen Shaqoura
Letter from Gaza
10:55, 01 December 2008 Monday

My Day Begins at NightNowadays in Gaza, I am no longer an early bird not because I am a pop star or belly dancer. Ever since the Gaza Strip lost...


Mina Muradova
Mina Muradova
Islam not an issue in Azerbaijan's presidential campaign
13:38, 15 October 2008 Wednesday

Azerbaijan's active Islamic community may have grown since Soviet times, but most presidential candidates in the upcoming October 15 elections are...


Dahr Jamail
Dahr Jamail
‘We blew Iraq to pieces’
14:42, 24 September 2008 Wednesday

'We Blew Her to Pieces'Aside from the Iraqi people, nobody knows what the U.S. military is doing in Iraq better than the soldiers themselves. A new...


Rayyan al-Shawaf
Rayyan al-Shawaf
Georgia's conflict and Iran and Turkey
12:02, 15 September 2008 Monday

Although the Russo-Georgian military clash is over, its ramifications will be felt for a long time, especially as the political crisis between the...


Paul Salem
Paul Salem
War in Georgia: Repercussions on the International Order and Impact
11:43, 15 September 2008 Monday

The War in Georgia: Repercussions on the International Order and Impact on the Middle EastSmall wars can change the course of history.President...


Mehmet Özkan
Mehmet Özkan
Turkey Discovers Africa: Implications and Prospects
16:54, 11 September 2008 Thursday

There has been a revival in Turkey's relation with Africa after 1998. Initially this revival came as a passive attempt, but after 2005 it became an...


Paul Quinn-Judge
Paul Quinn-Judge
Cracks in Putin's kingdom
12:34, 04 September 2008 Thursday

 A few days after the Kremlin recognized the independence of contested territories South Ossetia and Abkhazia last week, an upscale Moscow...


Nuh Yılmaz
Nuh Yılmaz
The Erdoğan effect: Turkey, Egypt and the future of the Middle East
13:20, 11 November 2011 Friday

By Nuh Yilmaz, Kadir Ustun Turkey's foreign policy activism is drawing considerable attention these days, particularly because of the momentous...


Taha Özhan
Taha Özhan
Multilateralism in foreign policy and nuclear swap deal
10:55, 11 June 2010 Friday

    Since September 11, 2001, America's foreign policy and the future of the global system have occupied a central place in current...


Şaban Kardaş
Şaban Kardaş
Turkey maintains reservations about US missile defense
11:28, 24 October 2010 Sunday

    Turkey’s position on US efforts to create a ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in Europe has emerged as another source of...


Stephen Blank
Stephen Blank
Kurdish issue and Nagorno-Karabakh
15:00, 29 May 2008 Thursday

The Kurdish issue, specifically the matter of establishing a homeland for Kurds, has complicated efforts to stabilize Iraq. Now, there is growing...


Enika Abazi
Enika Abazi
Kosovo Independence: An Albanian Perspective
00:23, 28 May 2008 Wednesday

   Kosovo's status has been one of the most contentious issues to arise in theaftermath of the disintegration of former Yugoslavia....


Bülent Aras
Bülent Aras
Turkey and the Palestinian Question
23:33, 24 January 2009 Saturday

The Israeli administration could not have committed a worse mistake than attacking Gaza to block hopes for peace in the Middle East. Like many, the...


Rabia Karakaya
Rabia Karakaya
The AKP and the Kurdish Issue: What Went Wrong?
12:36, 23 May 2008 Friday

In the parliamentary elections of July 22, 2007, the Justice and DevelopmentParty (AKP) increased its votes from 34% in 2002 to 47%, obtaining a...


Jim Hoagland
Jim Hoagland
New Allies In Asia?
16:13, 12 May 2008 Monday

 China and Japan have been reliable enemies for a thousand years. Their leaders have always been able to stir nationalist anger and distract...


Yigal Schleifer
Yigal Schleifer
Turkey aims for clout as regional mediator
11:15, 08 May 2008 Thursday

Drawing on its close ties with Israel and growing closeness to Syria, Turkey is working to position itself as a key regional mediator in the Middle...


Amir Taheri
Amir Taheri
Sarkozy is wrong about Turkey
11:39, 04 May 2008 Sunday

"I am no ideologue," insists French President Nicolas Sarkozy at every opportunity. He was doing so the other evening during a 90-minute long live...


Gershom Gorenberg
Gershom Gorenberg
A liberal Israel lobby?
16:11, 03 April 2008 Thursday

In late January, the Israeli novelist AB Yehoshua wrote an article in the country's largest-circulation newspaper, Yediot Aharonot, urging the US...


Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans
Punishing Hamas has backfired
11:20, 28 March 2008 Friday

 The policy of isolating Hamas and applying sanctions to Gaza has been a predictable failure. Violence to both Gazans and Israelis is rising....


Mustafa Şentop
Mustafa Şentop
'The Headscarf Ban: A Quest for Solutions'
14:47, 19 March 2008 Wednesday

I.The controversies with regard to wearing the headscarf in Turkey emerged for the first time at the end of the 1960s, as a result of an attempt to...


Noah Feldman
Noah Feldman
Why Shariah?
11:02, 17 March 2008 Monday

Last month, Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, gave a nuanced, scholarly lecture in London about whether the British legal system should...


Bridget Welsh
Bridget Welsh
Malaysia’s democratic opening
13:11, 14 March 2008 Friday

As the results of Malaysia's general election poured in on the evening of 8 March 2008, it became clear that the country's voters had delivered an...


Anthony Cordesman
Anthony Cordesman
Israel as strategic liability
16:12, 04 June 2010 Friday

    America's ties to Israel are not based primarily on U.S. strategic interests. At the best of times, an Israeli government that...


David Mark
David Mark
Obama slow to gain among Catholics
15:47, 07 March 2008 Friday

Barack Obama's 11 straight Democratic primary and caucus victories have been marked by continued and impressive gains among women, lower-income...


Claude Salhani
Claude Salhani
A death in Damascus
18:01, 18 February 2008 Monday

Commenting on the killing of Imad Mughnieh, the shadowy Hezbollah operative who figured on the FBI's most wanted list and the U.S. State...


Gareth Jenkins
Gareth Jenkins
Turkey takes first step toward a professional army
17:20, 06 May 2008 Tuesday

Since the beginning of May, the Turkish military has stopped enrolling conscripts as reserve officers in its commando brigades. This is the initial...


Fatma K
Fatma K.
I am decipering the “turbanists” …
14:28, 25 January 2008 Friday

I wrote again and again. But neither the word is over nor the pain!Moreover,  in my " Şov ve Mahrem (Show and Private)" book I tried to make...


John C
John C.
Turk General in India
10:57, 04 April 2008 Friday

As Turkey broadens its military and economic contacts eastwards, it is now deepening its ties with a growing Asian superpower, India.On March 31...


Dion Nissenbaum
Dion Nissenbaum
More Jerusalem Arabs seek Israeli citizenship
12:07, 23 January 2008 Wednesday

Like hundreds of thousands of other Jerusalem residents, Salim Shabane considers himself a Palestinian. But his life and work are intertwined with...


John Hooper
John Hooper
The long arm of the Vatican?
09:56, 23 January 2008 Wednesday

Rarely can the long arm of the Vatican have been more easily discernible in Italian politics than in the crisis that blew out of nowhere on Monday...


Ben Smith
Ben Smith
Jewish voters lean toward Clinton
14:14, 19 January 2008 Saturday

 Eight years ago, in her first campaign for the Senate, Hillary Rodham Clinton was scrambling to put out fires with a troublesome local...


Libby Brooks
Libby Brooks
American psychos
17:41, 10 January 2008 Thursday

Hillary Clinton's revival is all the more remarkable since she has run the gauntlet of a truly vicious streak of media misogynyThere's an item...


Marwan Bishara
Marwan Bishara
You Say Talk, I Say Attack!
19:32, 07 January 2008 Monday

National and economic security have been the twin agendas of US presidential elections for more than half a century.The Democrats have attempted to...


Fatima Bhutto
Fatima Bhutto
My Family Has Lost Enough
19:27, 07 January 2008 Monday

My aunt and I had a complicated relationship. That is the truth, the sad truth. The last fifteen years were not one we spent as friends or as...


Thomas B
Thomas B.
A Chance to Defend Themselves
00:31, 01 January 2008 Tuesday

The Supreme Court heard arguments this month in cases brought by detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. Media reports noted the complicated legal issues...


Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali
An Arab 1848: Despots totter and fall
13:01, 06 February 2011 Sunday

  He can't stay any longer because the military has declared that they will not shoot their own people. This excludes a Tiananmen Square...


Rannie Amiri
Rannie Amiri
Bribe, Divide and Conquer
10:33, 06 August 2007 Monday

Sometimes a foreign policy gambit is anticipated to be so successful there is no need to keep it secret. In fact, it can be made public. Such was...


Mark Perry
Mark Perry
Abbas staring at oblivion
10:18, 06 August 2007 Monday

In the summer of 1997, I found myself seated in the office of Yasser Arafat in Gaza. I had known Arafat for many years, and was a welcome visitor....


Mustafa Akyol
Mustafa Akyol
The 'crimes' of Tayyip Erdoğan
12:37, 23 March 2008 Sunday

The latest assault on the elected representatives of the Turkish people, as you might have noted, has come in the form of a judiciary coup d'état...


Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown
Partnership for the ages
12:38, 01 August 2007 Wednesday

Within a few weeks of becoming prime minister of Great Britain, I have come to the United States to affirm the historic partnership of shared...


Robert D
Robert D.
Bush's Turkish Gamble
14:42, 31 July 2007 Tuesday

The morass in Iraq and deepening difficulties in Afghanistan have not deterred the Bush administration from taking on a dangerous and questionable...


M Shahid
M. Shahid
The Life and Death of Benazir Bhutto
23:17, 02 January 2008 Wednesday

On December 27, a little more than two months after her return to Pakistan from years of exile, Benazir Bhutto was killed while leaving the grounds...


Marwaan Macan-Markar
Marwaan Macan-Markar
A question of genocide in Cambodia
13:38, 26 July 2007 Thursday

 For nearly 30 years, the Khmer Rouge regime that unleashed a reign of terror during its rule of Cambodia from 1975-79 has been accused of...


Morton Abramowitz
Morton Abramowitz
How to Save Iraqi Kurdistan from Itself
14:10, 25 July 2007 Wednesday

With Gaza under the sway of Hamas, Lebanon paralyzed, and Iraq near collapse, the Middle East has never looked more perilous. But if the United...


Barry Rubin
Barry Rubin
Which way now for Turkey?
14:30, 24 July 2007 Tuesday

In what may be Turkey's most important political event since the republic was founded in the 1920s, the Justice and Development party (AKP) has won...


Asli Aydintasbas
Asli Aydintasbas
Erdogan’s “center” message
10:25, 24 July 2007 Tuesday

AKP's crushing election victory is no doubt one of the most important turning points in the history of the Turkish Republic. Carried by Tayyip...


Can Dundar
Can Dundar
The Victory of the 50 years
21:04, 23 July 2007 Monday

AKP signed under the election victory of the last 50 years in Turkey. It is the 9th election resulting with the ruling of the sole party.In 1950s...


Ergun Babahan
Ergun Babahan
Turkey’s Party
14:29, 23 July 2007 Monday

The results of the election showed that AKP did not only get the votes of the basic core, but votes of  the entire Turkey. The base of...


Ron Jacobs
Ron Jacobs
France, Women, Revolution
12:16, 23 July 2007 Monday

With visions of the Bastille being stormed as I write this and the refrain of "La Marsellaise"  echoing in my head, I take a look at two books...


Lee Sustar
Lee Sustar
Where Is Venezuela Going?
12:05, 23 July 2007 Monday

 VENEZUELA'S "BOLIVARIAN Revolution" is moving ahead fast. President Hugo Chávez's government, which began in 1999 with an attempt to...


Anthony DiMaggio
Anthony DiMaggio
“Anna Beats Bush” Iraq, Iran, & the Vanishing Context
09:49, 20 August 2007 Monday

It's no coincidence that the American corporate media is the wealthiest communication systems in the world, yet also one of the worst in terms of...


Ghada Karmi
Ghada Karmi
Weapon of the weak
14:51, 19 July 2007 Thursday

In conflicts, boycotts are the weapons of the weak. Their chief importance lies in their ability to raise public awareness and arouse disapproval....


Brenda Norrell
Brenda Norrell
A Boeing / Israeli Joint Venture Spy Towers on the US Border
14:38, 19 July 2007 Thursday

Boeing has enlisted the aid of Elbit Systems, Israel's major defense contractor, to construct high-tech surveillance along the border of the U.S....


Sunny Lee
Sunny Lee
Ladies first: China opens to Korean refugees
14:22, 19 July 2007 Thursday

There are some signs that China is easing up on its policy on North Korean refugees who have escaped from the starving Stalinist country. China...


Tom Hayden
Tom Hayden
Holbrooke's projects long occupation of Afghanistan, Pakistan
11:08, 19 August 2009 Wednesday

The conference on Afghanistan with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, sponsored by the Center for American Progress on August 12 turned into a...


Michael Moore
Michael Moore
An Open Letter to CNN
15:31, 16 July 2007 Monday

 Dear CNN, Well, the week is over -- and still no apology, no retraction, no correction of your glaring mistakes. I bet you thought my dust-up...


Doug Soderstrom
Doug Soderstrom
A Letter To My Son Regarding The Problem Of War
14:36, 13 July 2007 Friday

I want you to know how very much I love you, how much I have always loved you since the very day you were born. From that moment on I have given...


Chan Akya
Chan Akya
Dear Dinosaurs
10:25, 26 October 2007 Friday

Dear Dinosaurs, It is not often that your good selves manage to meet in a nicewaterhole like Washington, so allow me to congratulate you on your...


Madeleine Bunting
Madeleine Bunting
Hearts and minds of young Muslims will be won or lost in the mosques
10:42, 10 July 2007 Tuesday

Two days after the 7/7 bombings in London two years ago, Muslim community leaders gathered at the London Muslim Centre to consider the impact of...


Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz
Killing 10,000 Iraqis Every Month
23:09, 08 July 2007 Sunday

state-of-the-art research study published in October 12, 2006 issue of The Lancet (the most prestigious British medical journal) concluded that--as...


Etyen Mahcupyan
Etyen Mahcupyan
What divides the secularists?
09:42, 15 February 2008 Friday

If the headscarf discussion had been going on in a Western country, one would expect the parties to the dispute to be conservatives and...


Pet Yale
Pet Yale
The forgotten kingdom
10:45, 05 July 2007 Thursday

A few weeks ago I was glancing into a glass case full of old coins in Gaziantep Museum when something unexpected caught my eye. Old coins aren’t...


Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Institutionalized Spying on Americans
10:05, 22 January 2008 Tuesday

This article reviews two police state tools (among many in use) in America. One is new, undiscussed and largely unknown to the public. The other...


Chris Spannos
Chris Spannos
Venezuela & Us
16:34, 04 July 2007 Wednesday

As a U.S. based activist, organizer and alternative media maker, I want to pose three broad questions about lessons from Venezuela for the...


Shlomo Avineri
Shlomo Avineri
A Road Map for Mr. Blair
14:37, 03 July 2007 Tuesday

The appointment of the former British prime minister as the Quartet's representative for the Middle East peace process has already put Tony Blair...


William H
William H.
The Japan Model Goes Global: The New Reverse Course
12:41, 03 July 2007 Tuesday

Sanpo II: The Tyranny of Managed Consent           The statist ideology that came to be known as...


Saul Landau
Saul Landau
Is the NIE Bush's Watergate?
11:29, 24 December 2007 Monday

"Look, Iran was dangerous, Iran is dangerous and Iran will be dangerous, if they have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon." -George...


Paul Craig Roberts
Paul Craig Roberts
Amerika’s Future is Death
14:49, 25 August 2012 Saturday

“The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die.” - Martin Luther King Conspiracy theories have now blossomed into...


Stephen Zunes
Stephen Zunes
The rise and rise of Hamas
12:09, 03 July 2007 Tuesday

In light of Hamas' seizure of the Gaza Strip, it is worthwhile to understand how this radical Islamist organization came to play such a major role...


Lale Sariibrahimoglu
Lale Sariibrahimoglu
Turkey’s vicious circle in arms technology
07:54, 03 June 2008 Tuesday

Parliament's role in overseeing the activities of both civilian and military institutions on behalf of citizens is vital for democracy to function....


Juan Cole
Juan Cole
Pakistan crisis and social statistics
12:06, 07 May 2009 Thursday

Readers have written me asking what I think of the rash of almost apocalyptic pronouncements on the security situation in Pakistan issuing from the...


Edward P
Edward P.
U.S., Russia and Kosovo It's time for some brinkmanship
12:32, 29 June 2007 Friday

Presidents George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin of Russia are headed for a collision at their summit meeting that begins Sunday in Kennebunkport,...


Bill Quigley
Bill Quigley
How to Destroy an African American City in 33 Steps
11:00, 29 June 2007 Friday

Step One. Delay. If there is one word that sums up the way to destroy an African-American city after a disaster, that word is DELAY. If you are in...


Haaretz Editorial
Haaretz Editorial
The Price of the Future
14:56, 28 June 2007 Thursday

Negotiations aimed at freeing Corporal Gilad Shalit from captivity in Gaza resumed this week, a year after the attack on an Israel Defense Forces...


Marjorie Cohn
Marjorie Cohn
The Torture Tape Cover-Up
00:25, 01 January 2008 Tuesday

When the hideous photographs of torture and abuse emerged from Abu Ghraib in the fall of 2004, they created a public relations disaster for the...


Scott Sullivan
Scott Sullivan
The Barzani-IRGC Connection Since 2002
14:44, 13 July 2007 Friday

Kurdish President Massoud Barzani has met regularly since 2002 with Iran's most dedicated stormtrooper groups -- the Islamic Revolutionary Guards...


Oren Ben-Dor
Oren Ben-Dor
Israeli Apartheid is the Core of the Crisis
14:52, 25 June 2007 Monday

It is unethical to blame Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem for events in Gaza. At the heart of the factional...


Tom Clifford
Tom Clifford
Burma by the Numbers
06:03, 02 October 2007 Tuesday

Since in Burma the number 9 is a fraught digit astrologers predicted 9/27/2007 would be a day of turbulence and the government was presumably...


Katherine Hughes
Katherine Hughes
Muslim Inmates
13:55, 22 June 2007 Friday

AT PRECISELY 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, 17 federal prisoners across the country were taken out of their cells, held in isolation for two...


Syed Saleem
Syed Saleem
Army defiant despite Pakistan's divide
06:59, 03 December 2007 Monday

General Ashfaq Parvez Kiani, within days of taking over as chief of army staff from General Pervez Musharraf, who is now Pakistan's civilian...


Taha Akyol
Taha Akyol
The coup culture
17:09, 20 June 2007 Wednesday

On 27 th  May, Fletcher Warren who was the US Ambassodor in Ankara the coup days wrote these in the letter he sent to Washington: In my entire...


John Crace
John Crace
Game over
13:26, 20 June 2007 Wednesday

His final week in office hasn't been quite the triumphal love-bomb tour the prime minister had in mind. And, as so often in the past, it's Iraq...


Linda Flores
Linda Flores
Criminalizing the Classroom: US Education System
10:55, 20 June 2007 Wednesday

They're treating us like criminals, like we're animals."-- Student at Curtis High School, Staten Island, New York City"Sometimes the classroom...


Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon
War at the Remote
15:32, 19 June 2007 Tuesday

It is a popular notion: TV sets and other media devices let us in on the violence of war. "Look, nobody likes to see dead people on their...


Andy Worthington
Andy Worthington
Obama and the deadline for closing Guantanamo
14:50, 28 July 2009 Tuesday

  Obama And The Deadline For Closing Guantánamo: It's Worse Than You ThinkWhen the Obama administration's Detention Policy Task Force,...


Bill Berkowitz
Bill Berkowitz
A general in God's patriotic army
13:35, 17 June 2007 Sunday

In recent appearances on two US cable news networks, he was slinging and zinging - the well-rehearsed pitchman for the biblical "End Times" was...


Amira Hass
Amira Hass
Sacrificing the Palestinian Struggle
16:06, 15 June 2007 Friday

Fifth column, traitors, collaborators - this is what Hamas spokesmen call those whom they hold responsible for the civil war in the Gaza Strip....


The Jordan
The Jordan
Last Chance for Peace
14:08, 27 June 2007 Wednesday

Much hope is being pinned on the Middle East summit at Sharm El Sheikh yesterday that brought together His Majesty King Abdullah, Egyptian...


Federico Fuentes
Federico Fuentes
Ecuador: Clash of old and new
09:42, 01 August 2007 Wednesday

Caracas 27 July 2007 -- Denouncing the congress as "rubbish" and a "national disgrace", left-wing Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa called on the...


Trita Parsi
Trita Parsi
Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran
10:34, 14 June 2007 Thursday

US Senator Joseph Lieberman's call for cross-border bombing raids into Iran appears to be the culmination of a two-week campaign by proponents of...


Jeffrey St
Jeffrey St.
Marketing an Invasion How to Sell a War
10:32, 13 June 2007 Wednesday

The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management,...


Stephen Soldz
Stephen Soldz
Life in a CIA Torture Center
15:29, 12 June 2007 Tuesday

Late last week the Council of Europe released a report on the CIA’s secret prisons in Eastern Europe. The report concluded that, contrary to those...


Eric Rouleau
Eric Rouleau
Does `global war on terror' mask a new imperialism?
10:13, 11 June 2007 Monday

 Terrorism remains an abstract concept since the international community has never properly defined it. The League of Nations failed to adopt...


Gareth Porter
Gareth Porter
The real aim of Israel’s bomb Iran campaign
17:35, 06 August 2010 Friday

    Reuel Marc Gerecht’s screed justifying an Israeli bombing attack on Iran coincides with the opening the new Israel lobby...


Peter Brookes
Peter Brookes
A Turkey-Iraq War?
11:16, 07 June 2007 Thursday

Turkey could send troops into Iraq any day now. It's massing ground forces on its southeastern border for a possible strike against the...


Jonathan Cook
Jonathan Cook
God-TV helps Israel oust Bedouins
15:48, 05 January 2011 Wednesday

    A sign posted a few kilometres north of Beersheba, the Negev's main city, announces plans to plant a total of a million trees...


Aaron Glantz
Aaron Glantz
Latino Soldiers Who Refused Iraq Speak Out
23:37, 04 June 2007 Monday

A U.S. Army medic who refused to load his gun in Iraq and then escaped through a base window in Germany rather than be deployed a second time...


Sarah Anderson
Sarah Anderson
Another Wolf For The World Bank
18:48, 03 June 2007 Sunday

Nine days after the September 11 terrorist attacks, I opened up The Washington Post and stared right into the flinty mind of one Robert B....


Gabriel Kolko
Gabriel Kolko
Will US Attack Iran?
05:52, 02 October 2007 Tuesday

THE U.S. AND EUROPEAN ECONOMIES are now in a crisis, and it may be protracted. The dollar is falling in value, Gulf States and others may abandon...


Diana Johnstone
Diana Johnstone
The Next Kosovo War
10:19, 12 December 2007 Wednesday

The United States and its European allies have announced that diplomacy has failed to solve the Kosovo problem. When diplomacy fails, that means...


Sherwood Ross
Sherwood Ross
Just How Powerful is the Israel Lobby?
18:36, 26 September 2007 Wednesday

How large a role does the "Israeli Lobby" play in shaping U.S. policy in the Middle East?Some answers may be contained in The Israel Lobby and U.S....


John Christensen
John Christensen
Dirty money flows corrupt our democracy
13:44, 30 May 2007 Wednesday

Many of us harbour a queasy feeling that something is wrong with the global economy, but we can't quite put our finger on it. Some think the...


Col Dan
Col. Dan
The Paranoid and the Dead A Different Memorial Day Remembrance
20:45, 28 May 2007 Monday

Every national holiday develops traditions that pass from generation to generation. Except for Armistice Day--now called Veterans Day--no holiday...


Thomas L
Thomas L.
Playing the Hand We’ve Dealt
10:47, 28 May 2007 Monday

Last week, President Bush appointed a “war czar,” Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, to oversee everything we’re doing in Iraq and Afghanistan — which raises...


New York
New York
Turkey’s Democracy on Trial
17:44, 21 March 2008 Friday

The lawsuit filed by one of Turkey's top prosecutors last week, asking the country's Constitutional Court to shut down its largest political party,...


Rev William
Rev. William
Christian Zealotry and the Occupation of Iraq
12:43, 27 May 2007 Sunday

The very nature of Christianity is imperialistic. A resurrected Christ reportedly told his disciples, "All authority in heaven and on earth has...


Bill Gertz
Bill Gertz
Pentagon details China's new military strategies
18:58, 26 May 2007 Saturday

The Pentagon's forthcoming annual report on Chinese military power will reveal a growing threat from Beijing's new forms of power projection,...


Doug Bandow
Doug Bandow
Will NATO intervene in Syria?
10:09, 12 October 2012 Friday

Turkey and Syria exchanged mortar and artillery fire last week. The dispute need not involve United States, yet NATO membership risks dragging...


James F
James F.
Turkey at the boiling point
20:30, 24 May 2007 Thursday

Two simmering problems threaten to boil over in Turkey this summer with greater international consequences than ever before.First is the...


Peter Preston
Peter Preston
Care in the after-life
14:48, 08 October 2007 Monday

Osborne's inheritance tax stunt worked for precisely the reason Brown thought that it wouldn't - logic Psst! Wanna find the issue that kiboshed an...


Christopher Brauchli
Christopher Brauchli
On the Trail of Cowboy Dick Cheney's Middle East Adventure
13:03, 19 May 2007 Saturday

While Cowboy Dick is traveling around the Middle East telling the world of plans he has for blowing up some more bad people, others were figuring...


Mark Selden
Mark Selden
A Forgotten Holocaust: US Bombing Strategy, the Destruction of Japanese
11:41, 18 May 2007 Friday

World War II was a landmark in the development and deployment of technologies of mass destruction associated with air power, notably the B-29...


John Hellman
John Hellman
Pétain to Sarkozy French National Revolution
11:34, 17 May 2007 Thursday

In his first speech to supporters after his election on May 6, 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy said the time had come for radical change in France: "The...


Brooks Mick
Brooks Mick
The Chronicles of Wolfowitz
11:29, 17 May 2007 Thursday

When it comes to the Paul Wolfowitz ersatz scandal, I am reminded of the scene in Edward Albees' play, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," when the...


Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith
One Nation, In Flames How the US Set Iraq on Fire
11:23, 17 May 2007 Thursday

Since the new phase of its war on Iraq began with the March 2003 invasion, the U.S. has caused the death of at least 655,000 Iraqis--though that is...


Michael Neumann
Michael Neumann
When Myopia Becomes a Crime Canada in Afghanistan
11:48, 06 June 2007 Wednesday

For many Canadian partisans of The Mission in Afghanistan, Canada is just fighting the good fight. Their attitudes are curiously anachronistic, as...


Conn Hallinan
Conn Hallinan
Iran, Brazil, Turkey and the ghost of Lord Palmerston
11:04, 27 May 2010 Thursday

    Lord Palmerston—twice England’s prime minister during the middle 1800s—once commented, “England has no...


Neve Gordon amp Yigal
Neve Gordon&Yigal
In Israel, Not All Blood is the Same
13:18, 13 May 2007 Sunday

Almost a year and a half has passed since our friend Samir Dari was gunned down by an Israeli policeman. Samir, an Israeli resident and father of...


Federico Bordonaro
Federico Bordonaro
For Paris, there's no China la rupture
13:18, 07 December 2007 Friday

As President Nicolas Sarkozy completed his visit to China on November 26, Beijing discovered that its political, diplomatic and industrial...


Dave Lindorff
Dave Lindorff
Likelihood of Iran Attack Gains Credence
13:12, 26 November 2007 Monday

As someone who has been writing about this crazed administration's plans to launch an attack on Iran now for over a year, I have always noted that...


William Blum
William Blum
The world is very weary of all this and wants to laugh again
10:29, 13 September 2007 Thursday

 Okay, Bush ain't gonna get out of Iraq no matter what anyone says or does short of a) impeachment, b) a lobotomy, or c) one of his daughters...


David Ignatius
David Ignatius
We're All Multilateralists Now
09:53, 07 May 2007 Monday

After the Iraq debacle, nearly everyone seems to agree that "unilateralism'' in foreign policy is a bad thing. Leading the march of born-again...


Andrew Cockburn
Andrew Cockburn
Why America Lost the War in Iraq
11:18, 22 May 2007 Tuesday

Rumsfeld loved Future Combat Systems (FCS), and would list its development as one of his major accomplishments at the end of his six years at the...


Kevin Zeese
Kevin Zeese
Iraq Occupation Coming to a Head Over Oil
18:13, 08 June 2007 Friday

The situation in Iraq is coming to a head. Oil workers have been on strike for three days and are being threatened by the Iraqi government and...


Grant Swank
Grant Swank
Are Turks Sick of Islam?
12:17, 04 May 2007 Friday

Secularism, not Islam. Over one million Turks loaded up their boulevards to chant for a totally secular nation, no longer bowing to Islam World...


Bronwen Maddox
Bronwen Maddox:
Country at crossroads has a chance to take third way
14:56, 03 May 2007 Thursday

The court decision to render invalid the first round of the Turkey’s presidential contest offers the best chance for the country’s...


The Guardian
The Guardian
Tension turns into crisis
09:33, 01 May 2007 Tuesday

Turkey's political future is hanging in the balance. The cause of the crisis is the nomination of the foreign minister Abdullah Gul as the...


Syed Fazl-e-Haider
Syed Fazl-e-Haider
China, Pakistan cooperate in space
15:33, 30 April 2007 Monday

Pakistan - In a joint statement issued last week at the conclusion of Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz's official visit to China, both sides...


Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn
The Coup Against Bush and Cheney
10:24, 12 December 2007 Wednesday

The one thing a president cannot afford to be is ridiculous. This week George Bush lurched into that fatal category and into the true twilight of...


The Daily
The Daily
Turkey an example to balance Islam and democracy
12:22, 27 April 2007 Friday

Barring last-minute army intervention or any other unforeseen surprises, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul looks set to become the next president of...


Adrian Hamilton
Adrian Hamilton
When wearing the veil is a progressive act
10:00, 27 April 2007 Friday

Trust the Turks to pose an ever-pressing problem for Europe - and for themselves. Just as the French presidentials have thrown up the possibility...


Margaret Beckett
Margaret Beckett
A threat to global security
13:14, 26 April 2007 Thursday

The Congolese representative spoke about halfway into the Security Council debate. "This will not be the first time people have fought over land,...


Prof Dr
Prof. Dr.
AK Party’s presidential process can rely on the constitution
11:44, 26 April 2007 Thursday

President Ahmet Necdet Sezer assumed this position on May 16, 2000, so his term will end on May 15, 2007.The election process has recently begun...


Ibrahim Kalin
Ibrahim Kalin
Obama diaries: day three in the White House
07:57, 23 January 2009 Friday

Today is President Barack Obama's third day in the White House. I have no idea what he will be doing today or if he has figured out the layout of...


Ekrem Dumanli
Ekrem Dumanli
Will Yeşilçam apologize to Muslims?
07:52, 18 February 2009 Wednesday

In my previous article I had asked, "Will Hollywood apologize to Muslims?" and I expressed my views about cinema, beliefs, biases and stereotypes...


John Gittings
John Gittings
Thinking beyond the radar
10:32, 24 April 2007 Tuesday

President Ahmadinejad may boast of Iran's capability to enrich uranium, but we can relax in Britain now. Our new cold war guardians are on the...


Sonja Karkar
Sonja Karkar
Palestine Christians and Muslims celebrate and weep together
11:32, 24 December 2007 Monday

As Christmas approaches this year, the thoughts of Christians all over the  world will once again turn to Bethlehem, the holy town where Jesus...


Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman
Who is Obama playing ball with?
13:29, 31 August 2009 Monday

It looked like it was business as usual for President Barack Obama on the first day of his Martha's Vineyard vacation, as he spent five hours...


John Gleeson
John Gleeson
War on Terror looks like a fraud
14:24, 20 April 2007 Friday

Contrary to the "patriots" who try to use the deaths of our soldiers in Afghanistan to stifle debate on Canada's involvement in the War on Terror,...


Fehmi KORU
Fehmi KORU
A hidden hand
07:51, 30 June 2008 Monday

The last time I saw Deniz Baykal, the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), among his European counterparts, we were in Munich, Germany....


Laila AL
Laila AL
Israeli Sonic Booms Terrorising Gaza
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The sonic boom is the Israeli army's latest weapon of choice employed over the Gaza Strip as retribution for rockets fired by Palestinian...


Abid Ullah
Abid Ullah
Why America Will Reap the Worst in Iran
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Many anti-war analysts believe that Iran has no nuclear weapons program in place and no one has ever produced a shred of credible evidence to the...


Emilie Rutledge
Emilie Rutledge
US ports deal: A bitter aftertaste
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

That DP World had already sought and obtained the necessary US regulatory approvals did little to temper the irrational concerns expressed by...


Tom Engelhardt
Tom Engelhardt
Mourning Michael Jackson, ignoring the Afghan dead
14:18, 28 July 2009 Tuesday

  It was a blast. I'm talking about my daughter's wedding. You don't often see a child of yours quite that happy. I'm no party animal,...


Suleyman Seyfi
Suleyman Seyfi
Political Priorities and Refinement
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Today there are many signs of a return to a pre-political state. Doesn't dissatisfaction with representational structures and institutions that...


Mehmed Niyazi
Mehmed Niyazi
Mawlana and Goethe
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

We hear from time to time that a simple life is a wrong one. A similar critique of Muslims comes from Goethe when he said Mawlana, a famed 13th...


Richard Holbrooke
Richard Holbrooke
Opportunity For Turks And Kurds?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

IRBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan -- Whatever happens in Iraq, we must try to limit the terrible fallout from the war. The place to start should be with our...


Financial Times
Financial Times
Mideast opportunity
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

For the first time since 1991 a small difference in approach to Middle East peace has opened between the US and Israel. For the first time in the...


Andrew Finkel
Andrew Finkel
Setting higher education free
07:38, 13 December 2007 Thursday

Anyone who thinks national politics is vicious has never been seen the backstabbing that goes on behind the water cooler in any university senior...


Mohamed El-Moctar
Mohamed El-Moctar
Muslims’ Perceptions of Early Modern Europe
14:46, 27 October 2007 Saturday

 Introduction Historical confrontations dominated the medieval and pre-modern relations between Europe and the Muslim world. In this long...


Iskender PALA
Iskender PALA
Let's Go My Love, Let's Go to Miniaturk
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

"Have you ever understood how the sun sets behind Nemrut Mountain? How daylight reflects on Pamukkale? What kind of things are eaten and drunk in...


Ishtiaq Ahmed
Ishtiaq Ahmed
The National Council of Imams and Masajid
13:13, 12 November 2007 Monday

British Government has been frustrated that a large number of Imams were born and educated in Pakistan, speak limited English, but well versed in...


Omer Barghouti
Omer Barghouti
The Israeli Elections: A Decisive Vote for Apartheid
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

In the 2006 Knesset elections, Israelis have indeed overwhelmingly voted for "disengagement," not from the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT),...


Alparslan A
Alparslan A
Jerusalem: Stuck in time and between civilizations
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Some political problems require a wider perspective for an adequate evaluation due to their global nature. It is the case that wider perspectives...


Ronnie D
Ronnie D.
What can the Democrats Really Do?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

In last week's mid-term elections in the United States, the Democratic Party managed to wrest control of the two houses of Congress away from the...


Alev Alatli
Alev Alatli
Look at what this Iran has Done 1
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The Associated Press is one of the world's oldest and biggest global news agencies. It was established in 1847. It still has 80 offices around the...


Kaveh L
Kaveh L.
Iran prepares to further its US 'interests'
09:48, 12 December 2007 Wednesday

Heated debate in Iran on the government's foreign policy moves have followed the US's release of its National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Iran's...


David Cox
David Cox
Iran must have the Bomb
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The proposed new package of United Nations sanctions against Iran is far from being the breakthrough it has been hailed. The world's fourth-largest...


Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Second-class citizens in their own country
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Israeli Arabs are the minority that dare not speak their name.For decades, the world's attention has dwelt on their Arab brothers and sisters who...


Ali Bulaç
Ali Bulaç
Earthquake and science
13:15, 11 November 2011 Friday

Based on observable data, it is possible to argue that we are experiencing quake storms on the planet. There are some signs of this in the...


Salman AL
Salman AL
Fear for the Muslim World
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

We find that some Muslims, especially those who are enthusiastic about their religion, exhibit excessive fear for the future of Islam and the...


Abdelwahab El-Affendi
Abdelwahab El-Affendi
Democratic solution for cartoons controver
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The very idea of giving Rushdie a literary prize after his book Satanic Verses was like offering Hitler the Nobel Peace Prize after Auschwitz. And...


Abid Mustafa
Abid Mustafa
America plans to give Southern Iraq to Iran
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

ver the past few months talk about the division of Iraq has gained currency amongst America's political establishment. Most notable is the plan...


Mumtazer Turkone
Mumtazer Turkone
Who is responsible for the massacre?
07:21, 31 July 2008 Thursday

Seventeen people, 17 lives lost, who is responsible? Is it only those who planted the bombs, or those who provided the bombs to the perpetrators...


Tariq A
Tariq A.
Murder is Not Technical Error, Mr. Olmert
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

If the Israeli government is suffering from any delusions that the Saudis are warming up to Israeli policies and designs on the region, they better...


Sarah Karr
Sarah Karr
Children of migrant workers falling behind
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

In the small village Du Zhan is from, students study on stools inches above the dirt floor in a school with no adornments apart from the simple...


Timothy Garton
Timothy Garton
Unelected newspaper proprietors shaping Europe
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Unlike the United Nations, the European Union last week gave "unconditional support" to the British government in its showdown with Iran. I quote...


Ivan Briscoe
Ivan Briscoe
A ship with no anchor: Bush in Latin America
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Hugo Chávez's operatic pursuit of a political "corpse" up and down the Americas provided the principal drama, but the most telling signs of the...


Sreeram Chaulia
Sreeram Chaulia
Close, but not too close
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Should the much-prophesied US military attack on Iran take place, what would China do? Would it buckle under as in the cases of Serbia or Iraq, or...


Yvonne Ridley
Yvonne Ridley
Pakistan Earthquake
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

There have been hundreds of tremors and aftershocks since Pakistan and Kashmir was hit by a devastating earthquake which cost the lives of more...


John Pilger
John Pilger
Is media just another word for control?
15:32, 31 January 2014 Friday

John Pilger A recent poll asked people in Britain how many Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The answers they...


Michael Vatikiotis
Michael Vatikiotis
China, India and the land between
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Strategic analysts often regard China's extraordinary rise as a direct challenge to the primacy of the United States as the sole global superpower....


Richard Falk
Richard Falk
Rebalancing the world
10:59, 01 June 2010 Tuesday

    It may turn out that May 17, 2010 will be remembered as an important milestone on the road to a real new world order. Remember that...


Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Galeano
A World in Love with Death
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

One country bombed two countries. Such impunity might astound were it not business as usual. In response to the few timid protests from the...


Kathleen Christison
Kathleen Christison
How Can We Allow This to Go On?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Ha'aretz correspondent Gideon Levy described the situation in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun in a searing article on Sunday. He proposed,...


Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith
Africa's year of terror tactics
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Africa Confidential editor But 2006 was also the year that China emerged as a dominant trading partner. China's trade with Africa is likely to hit...


Beril Dedeoglu
Beril Dedeoglu
Turkish operation: The optimistic scenario
09:53, 27 February 2008 Wednesday

Turkey has launched the ground phase of its northern Iraq operation. Approximately 10,000 Turkish soldiers have crossed the border and have...


Dogu Ergil
Dogu Ergil
Has the US betrayed the Kurds in Iraq?
09:32, 23 January 2008 Wednesday

On Jan. 13 an essay appeared on Web site Kurdish Aspect.com written by Peter Stitt questioning the logic of Iraqi Kurds that accuse the USA...


Simon Jenkins
Simon Jenkins
It is lunacy to reopen this sensitive diplomatic wound
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The Royal Navy's decision to let its personnel sell stories of their failed military operation beggars ever more belief. Even the most ardent...


Ziauddin Sardar
Ziauddin Sardar
Between two masters: Qur'an or Science?
14:36, 19 July 2010 Monday

    The headline in the Bulletin of the Islamic Medical Association of South Africa announces a staggering discovery. Canadian scholar...


Robert Fisk
Robert Fisk
The only lesson we ever learn is that we never learn
20:04, 19 March 2008 Wednesday

Five years on, and still we have not learnt. With each anniversary, the steps crumble beneath our feet, the stones ever more cracked, the sand ever...


Lawrence S
Lawrence S.
Gandhi, Bush, and the Bomb
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

 On February 24, at a press briefing, White House National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley announced that, when U.S. President George W. Bush...


Paul Rogers
Paul Rogers
A wager on war
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The agreement on 22 April that Nouri (formerly Jawad) al-Maliki will replace Ibrahim al-Jaafari as the new Iraqi prime minister appears at last to...


John Kampfner
John Kampfner
Blood on his hands
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

At a Downing Street reception not long ago, a guest had the temerity to ask Tony Blair: "How do you sleep at night, knowing that you've been...


Dr Elias
Dr. Elias
War on Iran. unleashing Armageddon in the Middle East
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The American "power elite" had drawn a "Grand Plan" to control and to monopolize global oil and nuclear energy resources to assure American global...


Jorge
Jorge
Chavez to Nationalize Venezuela's Power
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Associated Press Writer Venezuela (AP) - As Venezuela embarked on another six years under Hugo Chavez, the president announced plans to nationalize...


Mehmet Kam
Mehmet Kam
Reconciling with northern Iraq
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The events of recent years have made it extremely difficult for Turkey to reach any compromise over its historical geography. The Middle East,...


Charles Grant
Charles Grant
What are European values?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The larger the EU becomes, the more important it is for the people who live in it to enlarrealise that their union has been built on common values....


Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro
A People Under Fire
06:44, 03 December 2007 Monday

 Venezuela, whose people are heirs to Bolivar's ideas which transcend his era, is today facing a world tyranny a thousand times more powerful...


Mucahit Bilici
Mucahit Bilici
Empire & Its Fluid Colony
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

THE WASHÝNGTON POST columnist Charles Krauthammer argues (in the speech he delivered at the American Enterprise Institute's annual dinner where he...


Ismail Ibrahim
Ismail Ibrahim
A Man and Two Cities
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

It started as a story of a man and two cities. Incredibly, the experiences of one illiterate inhabitant of "an uncultivable valley" in Arabia, more...


Khalid Amayreh
Khalid Amayreh
Either one state for all, or open-ended conflict
15:33, 04 April 2010 Sunday

    Some reluctant voices in Washington D.C. have finally admitted that the persistence of the Palestinian plight, namely the continued...


Ramzy Baroud
Ramzy Baroud
Shifting truths in Sinai
12:53, 14 August 2012 Tuesday

Two Toyota Land Cruisers filled with about 15 well-built gunmen in ski masks and all-black outfits appear seemingly out of nowhere. Behind them is...


Steven E
Steven E.
Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

ABSTRACTIn writing this paper, I call for a serious investigation of the hypothesis that WTC 7 and the Twin Towers were brought down, not just by...


Prof Dr Ali Bardakoglu
Prof.Dr.Ali Bardakoglu
Press Release from Director of Religious Affairs
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

(Ankara, November 28, 2006)The Spiritual Leader of the Catholic World, His Excellency the Pope,Esteemed Christian Theologians and Men of...


Richard Youngs
Richard Youngs
Europe's energy policy: economics, ethics, geopolitics
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The European commission's energy green paper published on 8 March 2006 promised a "better integration" of energy objectives into the European...


Ira Chernus
Ira Chernus
Beware the Iraqi boomerang
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The Iraq syndrome is headed America's way. Perhaps it's already here. A clear and growing majority of Americans now tell pollsters that the 2003...


Richard Tanter
Richard Tanter
The New American-led Security Architecture in the Asia Pacific
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

 When Prime Ministers Abe Shinzo and John Howard signed Japan's first comprehensive security agreement in half a century, and its only one...


Gideon Levy
Gideon Levy
Israel Does Not Want Peace
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The moment of truth has arrived, and it has to be said: Israel does not want peace. The arsenal of excuses has run out, and the chorus of Israeli...


Jim Lobe
Jim Lobe
Pakistanis see US as greatest threat
10:58, 09 January 2008 Wednesday

Amid reports that the administration of US President George W Bush is considering aggressive covert actions against armed Islamist forces in...


Fahmi HOWAIDI
Fahmi HOWAIDI
Islam and the West: Who Hates Whom? The Danish Case
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The Danish government's attitude toward the blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) published by a newspaper in the...


Samir Amin
Samir Amin
The Millennium Development Goals: A Critique from the South
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

In September 2000, at the United Nations Millennium Summit, the 191 member countries in the United Nations agreed to a set of eight Millennium...


Sahin Alpay
Sahin Alpay
Is there hope in Cyprus?
07:36, 12 May 2008 Monday

The election of Dimitris Christofias as the president of Greek Cyprus last February once more raised hopes for settlement of the Cyprus problem....


Virginia Tilley
Virginia Tilley
Whose Coup, Exactly? Electronic Intifada
17:17, 26 June 2007 Tuesday

Having sacked Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas and dissolved his democratically-elected government, Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas has...


Stephen F
Stephen F.
A Perfect Storm: Turkey and the West
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The events of this week have created a perfect storm in Turkey's relationship with the European Union. The combination of the Pope's visit to...


Nicole Pope
Nicole Pope
Battle looms at G8 summit
10:30, 05 June 2007 Tuesday

Demonstrators in Germany have already brought out their banners and begun clashing with police ahead of the G8 summit later this week, but the more...


Salman Sayyid
Salman Sayyid
The Islamic world needs Ottoman
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Imagine a country large as Russia with a population the size of China and an economy as large as Japan's. Would such a country not be a major force...


Zbigniew Brzezinski
Zbigniew Brzezinski
A tale of two wars
12:57, 11 May 2009 Monday

War of Necessity, War of Choice -- part recent history, part wide-ranging personal memoir, part case study in decision-making -- deserves to be...


Kamal Said
Kamal Said
The Barzani Chameleon
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

On September 11, 1961, Iraqi Kurds under the leadership of Mulla Mustafa Barzani, founder of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and father of the...


James Hansen
James Hansen
Earth's climate near tipping point
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The Earth's temperature, with rapid global warming over the past 30 years, is now passing through the peak level of the Holocene, a period of...


Yamin ZAKARIA
Yamin ZAKARIA
Al-Qaeda vs Soldiers of
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

"If avenging the killing of our people is terrorism, let history be a witness that we are terrorists". (Sheikh Osama Bin Laden) The US...


Robert Scheer
Robert Scheer
Bush's Fantasy of "Progress" in Iraq
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

What is he thinking?On a day when Shiite vigilantes conducted hangings in Sadr City in reprisal for the killing of scores of their co-religionists...


Roger Cohen
Roger Cohen
How Bush can change his image and Middle East
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

A little phrase about Iran uttered the other day by the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, has been enough to cause deep alarm in...


Ali Al-Hail
Ali Al-Hail
Whose Accession to Whom: Turkey to EU?Or Vice Versa
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Virtually, since the second decade of past century, Turkey has, more or less been a strategic partner to the 'Christian' West and Europe in...


Amos Harel-Avi
Amos Harel-Avi
North and south
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

There will be a war next summer. Only the sector has not been chosen yet. The atmosphere in the Israel Defense Forces in the past month has been...


Fatma Disli
Fatma Disli
Sarkozy opposition shoots EU in the foot
07:27, 14 December 2007 Friday

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a staunch opponent of Turkey's EU bid, continues to do his best to block Turkey's path to accession, which he...


Antonia Juhasz
Antonia Juhasz
Plan on plundering the Iraqi oil
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Until about 35 years ago, the world's oil was largely in the hands of seven corporations based in the United States and Europe. Those seven have...


Patrick Cockburn
Patrick Cockburn
Parable of America's "Success"
11:08, 29 January 2008 Tuesday

A crucial Iraqi ally of the United States in its recent successes in the country is threatening to withdraw his support and allow al-Qa'ida to...


Dilip Hiro
Dilip Hiro
Turkey’s soul-searching leads to rise as regional power
10:51, 17 June 2010 Thursday

    Turkey’s soul-searching leads to its rise as a regional power Long, unfinished wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, coupled with the...


Pepe Escobar
Pepe Escobar
The Turks are coming
14:18, 29 October 2007 Monday

"We have no friends other than the mountains." - Kurdish proverb With more than 100,000 troops and all those F-16s, tanks and helicopter gunships...


Steve JONES
Steve JONES
Israeli Nuclear Terrorism
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The State of Israel is the 4th largest military power in the world. The State is believed to possess the largest and most sophisticated nuclear...


Rob Asghar
Rob Asghar
Learning to Compete
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

That nation played the frustrated third wheel during the recent lovefest between its hated rival India and President George Bush. Ponder this. The...


M N
M. N.
The Merkel Miracle
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Paris is licking its wounds while Rome is still coming to terms with the settling chaos following the election results. Berlin is about to reveal...


Uri Avnery
Uri Avnery
Calm Voice, Big Stick
17:17, 28 May 2009 Thursday

BARACK OBAMA is often compared to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but it is from the book of another Roosevelt that he has taken a leaf: President...


Sami Ramadani
Sami Ramadani
Iraq: not cicil war,occupation
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

When he was asked by the BBC whether he thought Iraq was going through a civil war, United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan said that clashes...


Ali H
Ali H.
Judge Bush?
10:08, 30 November 2007 Friday

The man has made one of the greatest misjudgments of history by invading Iraq and now the same man will be the judge presiding over Middle East...


Patrick Seale
Patrick Seale
Will Baghdad meet bring peace?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

It will provide an opportunity to judge whether the political will exists - inside and outside the country - to check the slide towards anarchy and...


Franklin Lamb
Franklin Lamb
Sabra-Shatilla, 25 Years Later
15:08, 16 September 2007 Sunday

Dearest Janet, It's a very beautiful fall day here in Beirut today. Twenty-five years ago this week since the massacre at the Palestinian...


Abdelwahab Elmessiri
Abdelwahab Elmessiri
Islam as a Pastoral in the Life of Malcolm X
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a hymn of praise to the soul of man, which can survive in the face of the most corrupting circumstances. This...


Ignacio Ramonet
Ignacio Ramonet
Hugo Chávez
15:14, 14 August 2007 Tuesday

Few governments in the world have been victims of devastating campaigns full of hatred. The Venezuelan government, led by President Hugo Chávez, is...


Daniel Jordan
Daniel Jordan
Why the War is a Waste
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Several reports indicate that at the invasion's third anniversary more than 250,000 Iraqis have died from violence or the breakdown of basic health...


Kerim Balci
Kerim Balci
I want to see a flying military chief of staff
07:24, 31 July 2008 Thursday

I served in the army for only 24 days. We were of the generation that paid a lot in order to serve less. The "Mehmetçiks" (plain soldiers) used to...


Mike Whitney
Mike Whitney
The Crisis in Hedgistan
11:52, 23 July 2007 Monday

Two columns of black smoke can still be seen rising over the New York skyline.Terrorism?Not quite. The plumes of smoke are all that's left of two...


Ali Al-Fadhily
Ali Al-Fadhily
Fallujah under a different siege
16:23, 20 November 2007 Tuesday

Three years after a devastating United States-led siege of the city, residents of Fallujah continue to struggle with a shattered economy,...


Hugh Pope
Hugh Pope
Turkey
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Is there a curse hanging over Turkey? Each time the country achieves sustained development, something trips it up. This time it was the...


Michael Rubin
Michael Rubin
U.S. should maintain pressure on Iran
18:04, 02 July 2007 Monday

It may be comforting to believe that, with diplomacy, Washington and Tehran can resolve their differences. But it is dangerous and naïve. Democracy...


Ben Tanosborn
Ben Tanosborn
Are Iraqis creatures from a different creator?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Did Iraqis come to be from a creator of their very own… a lesser god, perhaps? Not just Iraqis, but Palestinians and Lebanese as well! One only...


Syed Abul
Syed Abul
The Inner Dimensions of Hajj
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Nature of journey for HajjThe people of the world are usually aware of two kinds of journey.One journey is that which is made to earn livelihood....


Gwynne DYER
Gwynne DYER
Chirac's France Behaving Like a 'Rogue State'
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

"The leaders of states who use terrorist methods against us, as well as those who consider using...weapons of mass destruction, must understand...


Sharrifa Carlo
Sharrifa Carlo
When I Covered My Head, I Opened My Mind
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

I was a modern woman, educated and liberated. Little did I know the awful truth. I was more oppressed than any Muslim woman in the most culturally...


Norman P
Norman P.
Italian Politics: Still in Elegant Chaos
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The politicians produced the bitterness and acrimony. Despite the unusually high turnout the average Italian was not much interested: football,...


Faten Morsy
Faten Morsy
The return of the repressed
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Jungian psychologist Marie Louise von Franz explains how our refusal to honour or recognise an impulse does not drive the impulse away. It returns...


Naci Bostanci
Naci Bostanci
Where is the EU Train Going ?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Several months ago I asked a former upper-level foreign affairs official where the adventure with the EU was going. Is full membership possible? I...


Clare Dyer
Clare Dyer
'There is no war on terror'
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald, put himself at odds with the home secretary and Downing Street last night by denying that...


Philippe Khan
Philippe Khan
Will 1967 murder film start a new Arab-Israeli war?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Although analysts explained that the release of the documentary by the Egyptian foreign ministry was in an attempt to allay the expected outrage it...


Salim Nazzal
Salim Nazzal
In light of Rice's visit, what should Arabs decide at their summit?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Not since Henry Kissinger's Middle Eastern shuttle diplomacy of the '70s has an American foreign minister visited the region so much. In the last...


F William
F. William
Washington is playing a deeper game with China
13:37, 28 July 2009 Tuesday

  After the tragic events of July 5 in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, it would be useful to look more closely into the...


Joshua Hergesheimer
Joshua Hergesheimer
'Dahab bombings' double warning
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

 Popular with high-spending tourists and budget backpackers, Dahab is known for its relaxed atmosphere and its crystal-clear waters.These...


John Walsh
John Walsh
Tales of the City
16:27, 21 August 2007 Tuesday

Vladimir Putin has been complaining that the depiction of his country's Soviet past in school textbooks is too negative. He told a meeting of...


Amr Ismail
Amr Ismail
Washington's Next Military Crusade is Beckoning
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

There is a great sense of anticipation for what could transpire following the recent publication of "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" – an...


Ayup A
Ayup A.
Apostasy and Apologetic Reactions
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

t is not hidden from any sincere Muslim that Islam is under vicious attack on many fronts in many ways. Muslims are being abused psychologically...


Jaap de
Jaap de
NATO's Riga Rift - Reality or Rumour
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Last week, the Atlantic Alliance's Heads of State and Government held a Summit in Riga. This was not just another international gathering. The Riga...


Patrick McElwee
Patrick McElwee
Moves Toward War with Iran: We Must Stop This
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

American public opinion has turned strongly against the war in Iraq. After a strong anti-war vote in the November mid-term elections, politicians...


Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein
Winners and losers in the Israeli-Palestinian deadlock
15:22, 04 April 2010 Sunday

    Anyone who thinks there is going to be any significant change in the status quo in Israel/Palestine is suffering from multiple...


Rick Feinberg
Rick Feinberg
Why do they hate us?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

It's now six years later, and that question still has not been seriously addressed, either by our political leaders or the mainstream press.Do you...


Soumaya Ghannoushi
Soumaya Ghannoushi
The birth of a global civil society
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

 With the demise of the Socialist camp and the declining role of ideology in the political arena, such distinctions have lost much of their...


Alain GRESH
Alain GRESH
The United States’ new backyard
09:53, 13 November 2007 Tuesday

When the US decided that its backyard would in future be a greater Middle East – from Pakistan to Morocco – it imagined that it could rearrange the...


Genevieve Cora
Genevieve Cora
Attempted Genocide of 1.4 Million Palestinians By Israel on a Par with N
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Starving your enemy is a legitimate strategy, some write while others have grown tired of reading about the starving people of Gaza. I have read...


Alon Ben-Meir
Alon Ben-Meir
In Defiance of Mr. Bush
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Sadly, the failure of the Bush administration to pursue a coherent strategy toward Iran and its willy-nilly approach for the past five years has...


Anas Al
Anas Al
A Battle of Insults
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

British politicians seem to be competing to cause as much offence as possible to the Muslim community.When David Blunkett was home secretary, he...


Mustafa al-Azami
Mustafa al-Azami
Why Muslims Must Reject the Authority of Orientalist
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Why Muslims Must Reject the Authority of Orientalist Scholarship on Islamic Studies The starting principle of Orientalist research is that the...


David E
David E.
On Iran, Bush Faces Haunting Echoes of Iraq
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

As President Bush and his aides calibrate how directly to confront Iran, they are discovering that both their words and their strategy are haunted...


Jonathan Freedland
Jonathan Freedland
A small, slender chance for peace in the Middle East
10:17, 30 November 2007 Friday

There may have been no shortage of arguments for pessimism, but there are a few strong reasons not to give up just yet So now we know: this is what...


Malcolm Rifkind
Malcolm Rifkind
Europe has failed us in the Iran crisis
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The Iranians are a sophisticated and sensitive people. From time to time, however, they do something dumb. The seizure of 15 British sailors and...


Dr Jaafar
Dr. Jaafar
The Future of Islam in the U.S.A.
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The collapse of Communism has automatically   created a new world order in which the USA has emerged as the sole super power, and in...


Azzam TAMIMI
Azzam TAMIMI
Freedom and Falsehoods
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Despite recent injustices, Islam has always been a champion of free speech.So much injustice has been done to Islam over the issue of freedom of...


Fikret Ertan
Fikret Ertan
Russia and China
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Hu received the most noticeable sign of this kind from Putin, during the Russian president's recent two-day official visit to Beijing. This was the...


Eric S
Eric S.
The Mideast may soon feel India
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The Bush Administration's serial blunders in the Mideast have not only seriously undermined American influence over the region, they have opened...


Michael T
Michael T.
American preeminence disappearing fifteen years early
11:23, 30 October 2009 Friday

 Welcome to 2025American Preeminence Is Disappearing Fifteen Years EarlyMemo to the CIA: You may not be prepared for time-travel, but welcome...


Lord Ahmed
Lord Ahmed
A New Exit Strategy for Iraq
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The unprecedented rise in the number of deaths in Iraq due to ongoing clashes between coalition forces and militia and between Sunnis and Shias has...


James Brooks
James Brooks
Political Zionism: Out of Europe, Out of Time
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Prior to the onset of European colonization a century ago, generations of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Palestinians cohabited in the Holy Land...


Nicola Nasser
Nicola Nasser
Sustaining Palestinian Division, Reviving a Partner
20:55, 13 September 2007 Thursday

Saving a Palestinian partner, whom they have rejected until Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in mid-June, has become the most important mission...


Brian Whitaker
Brian Whitaker
Peace in our time?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Potentially, the Israeli prime minister's offer to meet all Arab heads of state face-to-face is the most dramatic step towards peace since Anwar...


Ece TEMELKURAN
Ece TEMELKURAN
The Dark Grey Cloud of Europe
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

WHAT do Turkish children think of when you speak of Europe? "It means to make up when you fight." "It means a holiday resort." "It's a place that...


Ghali HASSAN
Ghali HASSAN
The Road to the Muslim Holocaust
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

We are being challenged by Islam these years - globally as well as locally. It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue...


Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
Bush's bankrupt vision
23:35, 02 June 2008 Monday

In mid-May, President Bush travelled to the Middle East to establish his legacy more firmly in the part of the world that has been the prime focus...


Abdulhamit Bilici
Abdulhamit Bilici
Germany’s problem
00:41, 16 March 2008 Sunday

In a speech he delivered in Köln on Feb. 10, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, "Assimilation is a crime against humanity." This statement...


M K
M. K.
India's course correction on Iran
12:34, 24 May 2010 Monday

    The agreement between Iran, Turkey and Brazil for a swap deal on the stockpile of Tehran's nuclear fuel sets the stage for a...


Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
Speaking frankly about Israel and Palestine
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

 signed a contract with Simon & Schuster two years ago to write a book about the Middle East, based on my personal observations as the...


Joe Parko
Joe Parko
The Elephant in the Room: Israel
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

At his recent meeting with the Israeli prime minister, President Bush called for worldwide isolation of Iran until it gives up its nuclear...


H D S Greenway
H.D.S. Greenway
'Surge' doomed to final failure
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

A photograph by Agence France-Presse reminded me why the surge is unlikely to achieve anything more than temporary success, and is doomed to...


Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein
Latin America’s Shock Resistance
10:42, 16 November 2007 Friday

 In less than two years, the lease on the largest and most important US military base in Latin America will run out. The base is in Manta,...


Cilina Nasser
Cilina Nasser
Massacre Survivors want Sharon to Suffer
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Not before the Israeli prime minister is punished for his role in the massacre of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon more than 23 years...


John L
John L.
Muslims and the West: A Culture War?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad have set off an international row with dangerous consequences, both short and long term. The...


Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan
Are The Neocons Losing it?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

William Kristol of The Weekly Standard now demands the firing of Donald Rumsfeld. William F. Buckley, whose National Review branded the antiwar...


Gleen Frankel
Gleen Frankel
A Beautiful Friendship?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

All David Ben-Gurion wanted was 15 minutes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's time.Israel's founding father, one of the indomitable political leaders...


Ali Unal
Ali Unal
Who is losing in Iraq?
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

In order to answer the questions of whether America has won or lost in Iraq or to what degree America has won or lost, it is necessary to look at...


Nazila Fathi
Nazila Fathi
Holocaust conference draws skeptics to Iran
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Holocaust deniers and skeptics from around the world gathered at a government-sponsored conference here Monday to discuss their theories about...


Etgar Lefkovits
Etgar Lefkovits
Israeli historian: Islam converts change face of Europe
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

He noted that about 30 million Muslims currently live in Europe, out of a total population of 380 million., adding that with a high Muslim...


Anthony Arnove
Anthony Arnove
Billboarding the Iraqi Disaster
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

Nowhere on Earth is there a worse refugee crisis than in Iraq today. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, some two...


Steven A
Steven A.
Ruling But Not Governing: Militaries in the Middle East
00:00, 30 November -0001 Wednesday

The heady days of the so-called "Arab Spring" seem so long ago. Since 2005, Iraq has descended into civil war, Lebanon has experienced war and...





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