regional politics

Will Venezuela’s New Floating Exchange Rate Curb Inflation?

April 1, 2014

Mark Weisbrot: New exchange rate is intended to safeguard the importation of essential and primary goods

Egypt

March 24, 2014
Journalist Mohamed Elmeshad says that hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death for a single death while many police officers still remain on trial for over a thousand killed during the Egyptian Revolution

Netanyahu Attacks Boycott As Campaign Enters New Phase

March 22, 2014

Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech earlier this month where he announced that “we shall boycott the boycotters”, journalist and author Michel Warschawski spoke to The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky about the Israeli government’s approach to the growing boycott movement. The campaign’s growth from civil actions of individuals to major European banks…

White House Withholds Thousands of Documents from Senate CIA Probe

March 16, 2014

Jonathan Landay: Despite vows to support the Senate Intelligence Committee , the White House has not turned over 9,000 pages of Bush Administration documents

Hamid Dabashi on the Middle East

February 14, 2014
Hamid Dabashi: All foreign nations involved in Syria are attempting to quell the revolutionary uprisings for economic and strategic interests, but the Syrian people will ultimately decide their own future

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.

The Prashad Report

January 3, 2014
Prashad: Maliki government allies with Sunni groups to battle against Syria- bound militants from Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS)