Category Archives: Middle East

Riding on Qatari wings, multi-polarity arrives in the Middle East

The unscheduled arrival of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar’s emir, in the Turkish capital Ankara throws a new light on regional links Trust Turkey’s Recep Erdogan to have had a game plan when he challenged the Trump administration and

US decreasing military build-up in Persian Gulf

The US has deployed no aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf region for over five months now and has also reduced the number of its warships in regional waters, information and data available on the US vessels’ navigation and remarks

Iran’s leader bans talks with US

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that Iran would not sit to the negotiating table with Washington, and declared a strong ban on talks with the US. “Recently, the US officials have been talking blatantly

The G-3 global order is a ‘pipe-dream’ until US has its leadership mission Catharsis

Professor Michael Klare has penned a long piece arguing that Trump’s 2016 campaign speeches, though not explicitly mentioning the notion, nonetheless somehow lean towards the prospect of a world managed by the three major powers: the US, China and Russia 

American embassy shift

By Nafisa Hoodbhoy The Trump administration’s decision to shift the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last month could not have come at a worse time for the Arab-Israeli conflict. In retrospect, even some Israeli politicians have said that

Protecting Israel is their full-time job

Time to question the loyalty of some legislators and judges By Philip Giraldi I have a number of times discussed how the U.S. and other governments have legislated and otherwise promoted Jewish and Israeli interests in ways that most people

Palestinians 70 Years of suffering

By Eric S. Margolis To date, 62 Palestinians have been shot dead in the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army and over 5,500 wounded by gunfire. Their crime: protesting the loss of their ancestral homes in the West Bank. Here

The politics of chemical weapons

Syrian lives are propaganda pieces in a cynical global power struggle, with each side wanting to get public opinion over to its side By Sajid Aziz On the 18th of April, 2018, international media all over the world circulated harrowing

Trump opens a Pandora’s box in Middle East

By M K Bhadrakumar There is no triumphalism in the US, Britain or France over the missile strike in Syria on Friday. The mood is rather defensive. Indeed, evidence is still lacking on the alleged chemical attacks in Douma, which

Sinister machinations of a rogue nation

The more sinister mantle of the ‘core of all evil’ definitely rests on the shoulders of Israel in its current form By Tariq A. Al Maeena Syria, Iran and North Korea quickly pop up on the front pages of western