World Politics

Egypt’s Secret War in Northern Sinai

April 9, 2020

Reports are now coming in from a bombing and counter-bombing in northern Sinai by extremist Islamists and the Egyptian armed forces that happened in late March. The explosions were recorded by journalists in the nearby Gaza Strip.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Fiddles While Brazil Burns

April 9, 2020

Brazil’s COVID-19 cases and deaths are higher than neighboring countries, yet the president takes no action. Indigenous people and the poorest Brazilians are in grave danger.

Boris Johnson Hospitalized With COVID-19 After Dismissing Its Threat

April 8, 2020

Journalist Rachel Shabi discusses Britain’s botched response to the coronavirus pandemic, the precarious state of the underfunded NHS, and whether new Labour leader Keir Starmer will prove a viable alternative to Boris Johnson.

Is This The Death Of The Two-State Solution?

April 6, 2020

In his new book, “Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality,” Ian Lustick describes the end of not only the two-state solution, but also the idea of partition.

The $15 Million Bounty On Maduro Is One More Attempt To Unseat Him

April 3, 2020

The US says Maduro collaborated with the FARC to “flood the US with cocaine.” It’s an additional legal pressure to get Venezuela’s president to step down.

What Happened To Cuba-US Relations Under Trump?

April 2, 2020

Eddie Conway talks to Dr. Ken Morgan from Baltimore and Professor Luis Montero-Cabrera about Cuba’s relief efforts and doctors, the cost of hostile relations with the US, and how Americans can still travel to Cuba under Trump’s restrictions.

COVID-19 Lays Bare Neoliberalism’s Failure In Sudan

April 2, 2020

The failure of neoliberalism in addressing the coronavirus crisis is not limited to Sudan. It is a global failure.

Ireland Vows To Treat All COVID-19 Patients For Free

April 1, 2020

The Irish government nationalized its hospitals, imposed a rent freeze, and authorized state-funded childcare, promising free treatment for patients with COVID-19.

Turkey Indicts 20 Saudis For Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

April 1, 2020

Turkey prepared the charges while internally grappling with the coronavirus, accusing Saudi Arabia of hiding the spread of COVID-19 after finding new cases in returning Turkish citizens.

Spain Nationalized Private Clinics To Fight COVID-19—What Happens After The Pandemic?

March 30, 2020

Spain faced the second worst infection rate in Europe, and took control of the country’s private health care companies to improve its response. What does this mean for Spain’s public health care system going forward?