Middle East

US Has No Moral Authority to Deem Muslim Brotherhood 'Terrorist'

US Has No Moral Authority to Deem Muslim Brotherhood ‘Terrorist’

May 22, 2019

As’ad Abukhalil shares his perspective on the Trump administration’s stated intent to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, pointing out that the U.S. has killed countless civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years

Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran

Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran

May 21, 2019

With a thirty year Boeing veteran at the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan as Acting Secretary of Defense, and with John Bolton and Mike Pompeo at the helm, war with Iran is likely says the former chief of staff to Secretary of State, Col. Larry Wilkerson

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU

May 19, 2019

Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Is Being Pushed By ‘Islamophobia Industry’

May 19, 2019

Civil rights lawyer and activist Arjun Singh Sethi says, “Even the CIA actually came out and said it would be a mistake, because in many ways the Muslim Brotherhood more recently has been a force of moderation and democratization in the Middle East.”

New Poverty Measurement Exposes Turkey’s Inequality Within Households

New Poverty Measurement Exposes Turkey’s Inequality Within Households

May 17, 2019

Hasan Tekguc and Bengi Akbulut discuss their research on the gender gap in poverty in Turkey. When comparing household income, it is impossible to know about the gender-based inequality within households

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

German Parliament Criminalizes Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

May 17, 2019

Germany becomes the first country in the world to criminalize the BDS movement. Shir Hever, TRNN Correspondent in Germany and expert on Palestine-Israel, responds

Eurovision Artist Boycott Curbed by Qatari Aid

Eurovision Artist Boycott Curbed by Qatari Aid

May 15, 2019

As’ad Abukhalil discusses the role which Qatar plays in the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Qatar has saved the Palestinian Authority from financial collapse.  Meanwhile, Mahmoud Abbas has allied himself with Qatar’s staunch enemy Saudi Arabia

Trump Provokes Iran With Intensified Economic War

Iran

May 14, 2019
Trump and Bolton’s strategy is to bait Iran into a war Bolton’s wanted for twenty years – says Trita Parsi, President of the NIAC
Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf

Manufactured Iranian Threat in the Persian Gulf

May 10, 2019

The U.S. military is sending an aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf, claiming there is an unspecified threat from Iran, but this has no basis other than Bolton’s desire for regime change, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

Trump and Kushner Middle East Peace Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Further Occupation

Trump and Kushner Middle East Peace Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Further Occupation

May 9, 2019

Phyllis Bennis discusses the recent Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the real nature of Kushner’s supposed “deal of the century”