Middle East

Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Row Obscures Canada’s Support for the Deadly War on Yemen

August 16, 2018

Canadian Journalist Anthony Fenton Explains Canada’s Extensive Arms Sales to the Saudi Autocracy

German Police Attack a Jewish Professor, and Blame it on “a Palestinian”

August 15, 2018

Prof. Yitzhak Melamed was the victim of a hate crime in Bonn, perpetrated by those whose duty is to protect him

Turkey’s President Erdogan Vows to Win ‘Economic War’ With U.S.

August 15, 2018

Economist Heiner Flassbeck and Political Analyst Ekrem Ekici say Turkey’s economic crisis runs deeper than U.S. sanctions

Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes US-Afghan Forces’ Disarray

August 14, 2018

As the death toll from a Taliban assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni passes 300, journalist and author Ahmed Rashid says the attack underscores the the ineffectiveness of the US-NATO-Afghan government coalition, and the urgent need for talks to end the nearly 17-year war

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

August 14, 2018

Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel’s Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew

Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb

August 13, 2018

Thousands have gathered in Yemen for the funerals of the 51 people killed in a Saudi-UAE-US military alliance airstrike, including 40 children traveling on a school bus. Even after a Raytheon-made MK-82 bomb was found in the wreckage, Defense Secretary James Mattis told said that the US is “not engaged in the civil war.” We…

Are Hamas and Israel Headed to War or to a Ceasefire?

August 11, 2018

Prof. As’ad Abukhalil on the dangerous game that both Hamas and Israel are playing. Hamas succeeded in challenging the power relations, but the lives of two million Palestinians in Gaza are put at risk in the process

‘Serious Consequences’ to Trump’s Re-Imposing Sanctions on Iran and Gutting the Nuclear Deal

August 10, 2018

Trita Parsi to examines the complexities of Trump’s attempt to end the Iran nuclear deal with US and EU. Could we be heading towards war? What’s happening in Iran and could the fallout be of increased tensions in the Gulf of Hormuz?

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State

August 8, 2018

TRNN’s Shir Hever discusses his book on the privatization of Israeli security, the role of the Palestinian Authority as a subcontractor, and the international impact of Israeli security firms

Ali Al-Ahmed on Saudi Arabia

August 8, 2018
Ottawa's criticism of a crackdown on dissidents has prompted Saudi Arabia to freeze its Canadian ties, and a kingdom-linked Twitter account to even threaten a 9/11-style attack. Saudi analyst Ali Al-Ahmed says Riyahd's behavior is a reminder that its claims of reform are a sham