Arab world

Hamid Dabashi on the Middle East

February 10, 2014
Hamid Dabashi: The Iranian nuclear program is a distraction from the larger issues which face P5+1 nations and Iran, as well as the anti-democratic interests of Saudi Arabia and Israel in the region

In Syria Both Sides Fear Annihilation If They Lay Down Arms

January 24, 2014

Omar Dahi: While a recent Qatari report counts 11,000 tortured and executed by the Syrian government, causalities of pro-regime fighters also number in the tens of thousands

Will Geneva II Talks Keep Assad in Power in Order to Fight Al-Qaeda?

January 23, 2014

Dahi: Although John Kerry says Bashar al-Assad must step down, most Syrians think Geneva II will be about creating a front to fight Al-Qaeda, extremist groups, and that the U.S.-Russian agreement had basically accepted that the regime would stay.

Does Floating Hagel Balloon Show Obama's Posture Towards Iran?

October 24, 2012
Phyllis Bennis: Both parties represent big capital and corporations, but Romney will be even more aggressive against working people

Should Progressives Vote for Obama?

October 24, 2012
Phyllis Bennis: Both parties represent big capital and corporations, but Romney will be even more aggressive against working people