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Darfur in limbo as political deadlock grips Sudan

October 12, 2007

Northern and Southern Sudan remain deadlocked on sharing oil revenue, drawing borders between north and south, and troop redeployment from each others territory. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement(SPLM) accuses Khartoum of multiple breaches of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005. Khartoum denies these charges. Describing the fragile situation, Khartoum based journalist Opheera McDoom says…

Can the CIA be sued for torture?

October 12, 2007

Michael Ratner is the President of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York. He has taught at Yale Law School, lectured at Columbia Law School and was President of the National Lawyers Guild.

Gaza and the politics of power and resistance

October 10, 2007

Taghreed El-Khodary is a journalist based in Gaza who writes for The New York Times and reports for The Real News Network.

Eradication or "Poppy for medicine" ?

October 9, 2007

The Council’s work encompasses foreign policy, security, development and counter-narcotics policies and aims to provide innovative analysis and proposals within these areas. The extensive programme currently underway in Afghanistan focuses on global policy development in conjunction with field research to investigate the relationships between counter-narcotics, military, and development policies and their consequences on Afghanistan’s reconstruction…

China and the struggle in Burma-Myanmar

October 5, 2007

Do Iraqis want partition?

October 5, 2007

Phyllis Bennis on the U.S. Senate resolution on the partitioning of Iraq

Iran and Senator Clinton

October 5, 2007

Phyllis Bennis on the U.S. Senate resolution on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard branded terrorist org

October 5, 2007

Pepe Escobar says, "It’s all about regime change in Iran"

Pakistani opposition parties quit parliament

October 2, 2007

Lieutenant General Ashfaq Kayani will become head of the army if Musharraf wins the upcoming election on Saturday. Opposition parties were not appeased. Pakistani journalist Munizae Jahangir talks to The Real News from Lahore.

Ahmadinejad’s charm offensive?

September 28, 2007
Babak Yektafar is the Editor-in-Chief of He is a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University with a B.A. in Communications. From 1999 to 2005, Babak was a producer with C-SPAN network’s national live morning program, Washington Journal.

Flood disaster ravages Uganda

September 27, 2007

With no contingency plan in place, and a paltry budget, The Ugandan Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, was caught off balance. According to Emmanuel Gyehazo of the Ugandan newspaper, The Monitor, the government ignored a meteorological report warning of potential flood rains. Criticising the government's delayed reaction Gyehazo said, "like they say, until it rains don't…

Joost Hiltermann

September 27, 2007
The crisis in Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are Crisis Group's two priorities in the region, but research is conducted as well in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.   Joost Hiltermann speaks with Senior Editor Paul Jay in a two-part interview.        

Ahmadinejad at Columbia University

September 26, 2007
Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Pepe Escobar writes The Roving Eye for Asia Times Online. He has reported from Iraq, Iran, Central Asia, U.S. and China. He is also the author of the soon to be published Red Zone Blues.

Ahmadinejad loves New York?

September 26, 2007
Based in New Delhi, Aijaz Ahmad is a Senior Editorial Consultant and political commentator for the Indian newsmagazine, Frontline. He has taught Political Science and written widely on South Asia and the Middle East.

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September 24, 2007

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Africa experiences worst flood in 35 years

September 21, 2007

Since August of this year floods continue to ravage Sub-Saharan Africa. Eighteen countries have been affected. In Uganda alone there are reportedly three hundred thousand homeless and forty-seven people dead. With the rainy season on its way Michael Nataka of the Ugandan Red Cross says, "There is a potential that this could get out of…

Victim claims Blackwater killings unprovoked

September 20, 2007

  "Nobody shot at them and nobody attacked them" he said.   Amidst anger on the streets of Baghdad, Prime Minister Maliki denounced the killings and vowed to hold the company accountable. A joint investigative committee was announced on Thursday.

At the separation fence

September 20, 2007

David Newman is a Professor of Political Geography and a Senior Research fellow at Ben-Gurion University in Israel, where he founded the Department of Politics and Government. Editor of the International Journal, Geopolitics, and former columnist for the Jerusalem Post.

The “enduring” occupation of Iraq

September 19, 2007
"They [White House] feel that the only resolution for the [U.S.] economic problems is if they can capture the oil resources of the Middle East, which makes the situation so dangerous that you may very well see them going into Iran at some point."