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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…

Frozen Sovereign Funds Behind the Libyan ‘Invitation’ to Bomb Sirte

August 4, 2016

Vijay Prashad said the Libyan Government of National Accord has been under pressure to invite the US bombing campaign because western governments won’t grant access to $67 billion in sovereign funds until the Islamic State is defeated

Turmoil in Libya Strengthening Extremism in Tunisia

March 19, 2015

Mohamed-Salah Omri analyzes the attacks in Tunis and why an estimated 3,000 young people fled Tunisia to join the IS

Gaddafi and Libya

March 20, 2014
Vijay Prashad: Libyan politics characterized by instability and the lack of commitment to bolster civil society and protect minority rights

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

Manning Sentencing Defense Plays Up Psychological Stress, Fails To Use Whistleblower Defense

August 15, 2013

David Swanson: Released provocative photo of Manning, emotional testimony by Manning’s sister plays to psychological defense but defense misses opportunity to showcase Manning as a whistleblower

Omar Dahi On Syria

June 19, 2013
Pt 2. Political solution Necessary To End Cycle of Violence in Syria

Jihan Hafiz Reporting from Cairo

May 15, 2013
Creative and cultural resistance has played a major role in Egypt’s ongoing Revolution

European Carbon Markets Fail – It’s Time for Regulation

April 18, 2013

Patrick Bond: Carbon markets are now at “junk bond” status but US sabotages all attempts at binding emission targets

Micromanaging the Syrian Revolution

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