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Jordanian protests: Revisiting the Arab Spring and setting a benchmark

June 5, 2018

By James M. Dorsey Protests that forced Jordan’s prime minister to resign and laid bare the country’s systemic economic and political crisis shed a new light on the root causes of popular protests in the Middle East that swept the region in 2011 and have since continuously erupted at local levels in a swath of…

Yemen, the real conflict

August 23, 2016
The Saudi-led coalition is not just trying to deter Houthi leaders; they want to ensure that pro-democratic Yemeni demonstrations don’t touch the rest of the Arabian peninsula, says Bilal Zenab Ahmed of Souciant.com

Economics, the Environment and Our Common Wealth

February 3, 2014
Jeffrey Sachs: The State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline brings humanity one stop closer to climate disaster

Understanding the Players in Syria

September 3, 2013

After a recent visit to Syria, Patrick Cockburn describes the pluralistic, militant groups that make up the “failed opposition” in Syria and provides the brutal truth about the history of Syrian President Assad