The Middle East: History threatens to repeat itself

July 1, 2018

By James M. Dorsey If the notion that history repeats itself is accurate, it is nowhere truer than in the Middle East where the international community, caught by surprise by the 2011 popular Arab revolts, has reverted to opting for political stability as opposed to sustainability, ignoring the undercurrents of change wracking the Middle East.…

Saudi Moroccan soccer spat symbolizes the Arab world’s new politics

Saudi Moroccan soccer spat symbolizes the Arab world’s new politics

May 7, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A Saudi Moroccan soccer spat speaks volumes about the depth of change in the Arab world. The spat over Saudi Arabia’s refusal to support a Moroccan bid for the hosting rights of the 2026 World Cup tells the tale of the rise of individual country nationalism at the…

Racism in Israel

November 13, 2013
More than a year has passed since the last mass protest of Israel’s social justice movement. It began in 2011, shortly after the Arab Spring and became known as the Israeli Summer. But for most of the Ashkenazi (European) middle class who became politicized by it, the movement evolved into electoral politics. For others, like…

Micromanaging the Syrian Revolution

December 14, 2012
Vijay Prashad: US recognizes Syrian National Coalition as Russia says Assad may have to step down

UN Holds Urgent Security Council Meeting, US Stands With Israel

November 16, 2012

Vijay Prashad: US blocks UN Security Council from condemning Israeli attack on Gaza

Moroccans Call for the Ouster of King Mohammed VI

October 31, 2011

Firoze Manji: African countries "untouched" by Arab Spring emerge after 30 years of declining income and privatization policies