As’ad AbuKhalil

Lebanese Join Growing Protest Wave Against Austerity and Corruption

October 23, 2019

Anti-austerity protests have swept Sudan, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, and now Lebanon. As’ad Abukhalil discusses how Lebanon is joining what seems like a second Arab Spring focused on a demand for social justice.

Drone Attack on Saudis May Not Lead to War

Drone Attack on Saudis May Not Lead to War

September 17, 2019

As’ad Abukhalil maintains that Trump may not actually want war, but the consequences of this attack could still have dangerous consequences

UN Report on Yemen: US, UK Accomplices to Atrocities, While Inaction Continues

UN Report on Yemen: US, UK Accomplices to Atrocities, While Inaction Continues

September 4, 2019

Prof. Asad Abukhalil argues that the UN Human Rights Council’s report on Yemen acknowledges US and UK complicity in the war crimes being committed, but it still soft-pedals them because the US dominates the body

Saudi King Calls on 'Despots' to Mecca for Emergency Meeting on Iran

Saudi King Calls on ‘Despots’ to Mecca for Emergency Meeting on Iran

June 7, 2019

Prof. As’ad AbuKhalil says Saudis attempts to create a united front against Iran has dismally failed. Summits categorically reject the `deal of the century’ by Jared Kushner

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

Why Did CIA Turn Against Saudi Crown Prince MBS? It's More than Khashoggi

Why Did CIA Turn Against Saudi Crown Prince MBS? It’s More than Khashoggi

November 20, 2018

CIA officials are signaling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must be replaced. Is this all about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi? Professor Asad AbuKhalil says there are other political reasons

Turkey plays Khashoggi crisis to its geopolitical advantage

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

October 15, 2018
A collection of our stories on the Jamal Khashoggi murder

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

Israel’s Deepening Involvement in the Syrian War

March 4, 2018

Israel has recently been intensifying air strikes and the arming of anti-government forces in Syria, some of which are close to Al Qaeda. Professor As’ad AbuKhalil explains how Israel’s activity in Syria is part of a larger pattern of its overall foreign policy engagement around the world

Saudi Arabia’s Unholy Alliance with Israel

February 21, 2018

Scholar As’ad AbuKhalil says Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner of the U.S. and Israel, promoting Zionism though its powerful media while increasing its hostility to Iran