Middle East

Climate Activists Sound Alarm on Mediterranean Natural Gas Pipelines

January 21, 2020

Activists say the environmental risks of natural gas drilling are being ignored in the rush to challenge Russia’s control of the European energy market.

Interest in its Natural Resources Is Tearing Libya Apart

January 17, 2020

Greg Shupak discusses the failed attempt to reach a ceasefire agreement for Libya in Moscow, and the new attempt to reach an agreement in Berlin. As Turkey, the UAE, Egypt and other regional players interfere in the civil war in order to promote their natural gas interests, Libya seems as far as it ever was…

Turkey Cuts Deal with Russia, Intensifying the War for Gas in Libya

January 17, 2020

Turkey sent Syrian fighters to Libya to back the government and keep its control of offshore natural gas reserves. Egypt, Russia, ExxonMobil, Israel, and Greece are expanding Libya’s civil war in a fight over control of the natural gas that Europe needs.

US Commits Acts of War, But No One Is Asking the Hard Questions

January 14, 2020

Gen. Soleimani was an ally in the fight against ISIS, just as Saddam was an ally against Iran. Why did the U.S. turn against them?

Turkey’s Bounty on Ex-Palestinian Security Chief Reveals Web of Intrigue

January 13, 2020

Palestinian security chief Mohammed Dahlan was involved in mercenary operations in Palestine and Yemen, and was expelled from Palestine’s Fatah party. Evidence of his involvement in the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey reveals his operations are more extensive than previously thought.

Who Profits when Iran and America Fight?

January 13, 2020

We spoke to Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin after Thursday’s War Powers resolution vote. Whose interests are driving the narrative around conflict with Iran?

The Liars that Led Us to War

January 10, 2020

Two Iraq war veterans explain why Congress has failed to stop the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say the United States needs to learn from its imperialist history if anything is going to change.

International Criminal Court Prepares to Try Israelis over War Crimes

January 9, 2020

Shawan Jabarin of the Al-Haq human rights organization discusses the International Criminal Court decision to prepare a lawsuit against the state of Israel regarding war crimes committed against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities are already panicking.

Trump Announces Additional ‘Punishing’ Sanctions on Iran

January 8, 2020

The president’s statement addressed the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the Iran nuclear agreement, and the role of NATO.

Will Soleimani’s Assassination Set Back Iraq’s October Revolution?

January 7, 2020

Soleimani’s killing could open a path for peace if cooler heads prevail, argues professor of Middle East politics Sabah Alnasseri.