Tag: Middle East
Ira Chernus: America’s New Vietnam in the Middle EastFebruary 2016
A Civil War story about the Islamic State might spark a peace movement.
Tom Engelhardt: Why the Islamic State Is the Minor Leagues of TerrorJanuary 2016
It’s time to panic!
Jo Comerford and Mattea Kramer: Putting Out the Syrian FireOctober 2015
Can diplomacy do what war couldn’t?
Peter Van Buren: The Balance of Power in the Middle East Just ChangedJuly 2015
U.S.-Iranian relations emerge from a thirty-year cold war for the better.
Richard Falk: Is the Middle East America’s to Lose?June 2015
Has the habit of referring to the affairs of the Middle East as America’s responsibility turned to an assumption of possession?
Peter Van Buren: The Iranian AscendancyApril 2015
Twelve years later, we know the winner in Iraq: Iran.
David Vine: The Bases of War in the Middle EastNovember 2014
From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 years of building bases and sowing disaster in the Middle East
Avi Asher-Schapiro: Obama’s Elephant GunSeptember 2014
Is the US attacking ISIS to avoid looking the fool?
Lawrence Wilkerson: Call TehranAugust 2014
Colin Powell's former adviser says the solution to the crisis in Iraq is to craft a new balance of power
Scenes From a Contemporary Arab WorldAugust 2014
The curator on the New Museum exhibition Here and Elsewhere.
Stasis ShiftApril 2014
The Jadaliyya co-founder on telling alternative stories about the Arab world, understanding the life cycles of revolution, and confronting “the weight of ancient problems.”
Shaj Mathew: Poetry as Life, Life as PoetryFebruary 2014
Fifty years ago, Forugh Farrokhzad’s 'Another Birth' modernized and scandalized Iranian poetry with its radical feminine voice.
Richard Falk: The International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleJanuary 2014
A little noted initiative by the United Nations sparks hope for a just and sustainable peace in the region.
Richard Falk: Two Forms of Lethal PolarizationNovember 2013
How polarization is poisoning Turkey and Egypt.
Bob Dreyfuss: A Field Guide to Losing Friends, Influencing No One, and Alienating the Middle EastNovember 2013
Don’t think for a second that Washington’s ineffectiveness stops with the ongoing Syrian fiasco.
Peter Van Buren: Ramblin’ ManNovember 2013
John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that's not a good thing).
Tom Engelhardt: Why Washington Can’t StopOctober 2013
The coming era of tiny wars and micro-conflicts.
Dilip Hiro: A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole SuperpowerOctober 2013
Dilip Horo writes about America's impotence in front of the deepening quagmire in the Middle East.
Andrew J. Bacevich: The Hill to the Rescue on Syria?September 2013
Congress has an opportunity to debate and reconsider decades of foreign policy, but don't get your hopes up about it.
Nick Turse: Nuclear Terror in the Middle EastMay 2013
Lethality beyond the pale.
Lara Baladi: Alone, TogetherJanuary 2013
A video artist draws on news footage, historical videos, Fela Kuti, Slavoj Žižek, Lewis Carroll, and others to reflect on Tahrir Square two years after #Jan25.
Richard Falk: An Early Assessment of the Gaza CeasefireNovember 2012
The recent Gaza ceasefire may be a turning point in the long Israeli-Palestinian struggle.
Andrew Bacevich: BoykinismSeptember 2012
Joe McCarthy would understand today's Islamophobia.
Nora Connor: The Myth of the Muslim Tide and the Search for the ModerateSeptember 2012
Doug Saunders's new book fights fears about “the Islamization of America” with historical and sociological fact, but slippery terminology gets in the way.
Nick Turse: Afghanistan’s Base BonanzaSeptember 2012
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
Justin Elliott: Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Spoke at Event Supporting Iranian ‘Terrorist’ GroupSeptember 2012
Bernstein was paid $12,000 for remarks in which he challenged the State Department to show evidence the Mujahadin-e Khalq should still be designated a terrorist organization.
Tom Engelhardt: Mission Failure: AfghanistanAugust 2012
A message written in blood that no one wants to hear.
Maurice Chammah: Egypt’s Military KitschJuly 2012
As Egypt’s first civilian president assumes his role, it’s unclear how much political power the nation’s generals will wield.
Randa Jarrar: Imagining Myself in PalestineMay 2012
On a recent trip to Israel, Randa Jarrar gets detained, denied entry, and sent to the "Arab Room."
Richard Falk: Charles Taylor and Selective Criminal AccountabilityMay 2012
While the United States advocates for international criminal justice, it may be ignoring human rights abuses closer to home.
Rafia Zakaria: The Retired TerroristMay 2012
Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.
Gal Beckerman: The DNA of the Israeli-American Jewish RelationshipMarch 2012
Q&A with the recent winner of the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
Richard Falk: The Ordeal of Hana ShalabiMarch 2012
Hana Shalabi continues her historic hunger strike to protest abuse that she experienced and her objections to the Israeli practice of prolonged detention without charges, without trial.
From Habibi, a graphic novelSeptember 2011 Zam, a refugee slave, has become separated from Dodola. He searches the desert and the city to find her. Starving and desperate, he meets a eunuch. . .
Meakin Armstrong: Egypt and the American Fever DreamFebruary 2011
For over 30 years, we gave Egypt the shaft, because it was in our national interest to do so. Now it’s time for Egypt to find out where its own interests are, without a strongman leading the way. The country has a difficult and terrible road to walk.
Nazi SheikhsMay 2010
The polemicist discusses Tariq Ramadan’s love of extremist sheikhs, Islamism’s ties to Hitler, and the intellectual confusion of liberal journalists.