Arab world

Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the U.S Growing

Poll: Religion in Decline in Arab Countries, Anger at the U.S Growing

July 10, 2019

James Zogby of the Arab American Institute discusses the results of a large survey conducted by the BBC in 11 Arab countries among 25,000 responders. The results show interesting developments in Arab public opinion on matters of religion and politics

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