Health system performance in Iran: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

GBD 2019 Iran Collaborators A report published in the medical Journal Lancet (April 6 2022) shows that sanctions imposed on Iran have had a major effect on population…

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Zionism: Messianic colonialism

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Moshé Machover Recently I was watching live news from Jerusalem, which exemplified in a frightening way the subject of this article[1]This article is based on the talk given…

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Russia’s Attempt at Reshaping the World Economy

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Ramzy Baroud Starting on May 31, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov embarked on a tour to Gulf Cooperation Council countries, where he visited Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab…

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Not War Alone

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Tom Stevenson  on the global food crisis Egypt’s​ Ministry of Supply is headed by Ali Moselhi, a former Mubarak crony whose career was resurrected in 2017 by the…

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Captagon trade in Middle East topped $5bn in 2021

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Produced mainly in Syria and consumed almost exclusively in the Middle East, the drug poses an increasing health and security risk to the region, according to New Lines…

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From Tantura to Naqab: Israel’s Long Hidden Truths are Finally Revealed

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Ramzy Baroud A succession of events in recent weeks all point to the inescapable fact that nearly 75 years of Israel’s painstaking efforts aimed at hiding the truth…

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Poetry: Mahmoud Darwish’s tribute to Edward Said

Friday, January 21, 2022

I CANNOT quite say goodbye to Edward Said, because he remains so present among us and alive in the world. He was our conscience and our ambassador to…

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Jihadism: bitter fruit of imperialism

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Yassamine Mather n the aftermath of every Islamist terror attacks in America, Europe or the UK, such as the stabbing of Tory MP David Amess, we hear the…

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Ecological Leninism

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Adam Tooze on Andreas Malm’s post-pandemic climate politics The carbon clock is ticking. Governments and official agencies assure us that all will be well, that they can balance the…

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The role of pandemics and socio-political and economic change in history

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Mohsen Shahmanesh This is a transcript of a talk given in a webinar organised by the journal Critique in October 2021 entitled “Pandemics in junctures of historic change”…

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Petrochemical workers in Iran strike over pay and conditions

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Jean Shaoul Petrochemical workers across Iran have been waging strikes since June 19 to demand higher pay, the payment of back wages, the elimination of intermediary contractors and…

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Each rock has two names: the war over Nagorno-Karabakh

Friday, June 25, 2021

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad  Outside the town​ of Agdam, in the foothills of Nagorno-Karabakh, trucks and tank carriers had left tracks in the muddy road. Bomb craters and mangled military…

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Turkey at the Crossroad

Monday, April 5, 2021

Cihan Tuğal Ten years ago, Erdoğan’s Turkey was hailed in Washington as an example to the Muslim world—a free-market, pro-American Islamic democracy with high growth rates, renowned cultural…

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US Drug Lobby try to prevent delivery of low-cost vaccines to poorer counties

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Lee Fang President Joe Biden’s administration is being asked to punish Hungary, Colombia, Chile, and other countries for seeking to ramp up the production of Covid-19 vaccines and therapeutics without…

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Turkey at the Crossroads?

Friday, February 26, 2021

Cihan Tuğal Ten years ago, Erdoğan’s Turkey was hailed in Washington as an example to the Muslim world—a free-market, pro-American Islamic democracy with high growth rates, renowned cultural…

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Arab Spring: The End of Political Islam as We Know It

Monday, February 15, 2021

Abdullah Al-Arian Last month, Tunisia’s parliamentary speaker and head of the Ennahda Party, Rached Ghannouchi, came under fire for comments he made following a meeting with the French ambassador.  Following a recent string…

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Ending the Other War in Yemen

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Brian Terrell On February 4, in his first major foreign policy address, President Joe Biden announced “we are ending all American support for offensive operations in the war…

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The limits of guerillaism: interview with Mohammad Reza Shalguni

Monday, February 8, 2021

Mohamad Reza Shalgouni was a founder-member of the Organisation of Revolutionary Workers of Iran (Rahe Kargar). He spoke to Yassamine Mather about his strategic reassessment as a prisoner…

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The House of Zion

Monday, December 28, 2020

Perry Anderson Since the turn of the century, the Arab states have come to constitute a zone for Western military intervention without parallel in the post-Cold War world—us…

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Arab Spring: The end of political Islam as we know it

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Abdullah Al-Arian Last month, Tunisia’s parliamentary speaker and head of the Ennahda Party, Rached Ghannouchi, came under fire for comments he made following a meeting with the French ambassador.  Warning…

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Blips on the Screen: the drone as a weapon of war

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Andrew Cockburn The Drone Age: How Drone Technology Will Change War and Peace by Michael Boyle. Oxford, Drone Art: The Everywhere War as Medium by Thomas Stubblefield. California, The Kill Chain: Defending America…

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Covid-19 vaccine: How the Middle East and North Africa is preparing

Friday, December 11, 2020

This month, Covid-19 vaccines are set to begin rolling out to patients worldwide. Some countries in the Middle East and North Africa have already ordered doses from manufacturers…

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Gangsterism as Foreign Policy: Assassinations are Becoming the New Norm

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Patrick Cockburn I was in Israel on 4 November 1995 when a student named Yigal Amir assassinated the Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin as he left a peace…

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More than ever, the struggle for justice unites the Middle East and the world

Monday, November 16, 2020

Jade Saab “A spectre is haunting Europe…” This is how Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels opened their Communist Manifesto, written on the eve of several uprisings on the continent…

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Death of courageous journalist of Middle East, Robert Fisk

Friday, November 13, 2020

Robert Fisk, a veteran Middle East correspondent for The Independent and the most celebrated journalist of his era, has died after an illness. He was 74. Fisk was…

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The Syrian Mercenaries Fighting Foreign Wars for Russia and Turkey

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Elizabeth Tsurkov “They sent us directly to the front lines. The situation is terrible. Terrible. There is fighting every day. We are charged with storming. There is no…

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Water in the Middle East: A Primer

Monday, October 19, 2020

Jessica Barnes Water is a prominent topic in discussions about the Middle East. Fishing at the Chebayesh marsh in Dhi Qar province, Iraq, April 2019. Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters Yet…

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‘Music is our only weapon’: Middle Eastern artists fight oppression with new ‘peace album’

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Bell Trew One of the songs was recorded during an air strike, parts of another by a fleeing refugee aboard a boat. The man behind the album is…

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China Signs Series Of Deals To Develop Supergiant Oilfield In Iran

Monday, August 3, 2020

Simon Watkins Two key questions logically arise from last week’s announcement from Iran’s Petroleum Ministry that it has awarded a US$1.3 billion development deal to more than double…

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Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, the U.S. War Machine Presses On

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Jeff Mackler That Russia paid the Taliban financial bounties to kill 18 U.S. and “coalition” soldiers in Afghanistan is in dispute to say the least. Both Democrats and…

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