Iran nuclear deal: yet another failure

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Yassamine Mather The saga of the Iran nuclear deal continued last week – this time with a change of venue. After the failure of weeks of negotiations in…

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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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Russia-Ukraine war: US quest to preserve global hegemony could be its downfall

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Marco Carnelos When the doyen of foreign policy gurus, Henry Kissinger, is hinting that Ukraine should cede territory to Russia to help end the invasion, you know in…

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Behind Israeli apartheid

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Amnesty International’s moralistic condemnation is totally inadequate. As Moshé Machover has long argued, anachronistic settler-colonialism is the root of Israel’s racist apartheid. Only de-Zionisation can end it Amnesty…

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Rise of the killer machine

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Yassamine Mather n December 2021, in a lecture on artificial intelligence, professor Stuart Russell warned about artificial intelligence weapons as a threat to humanity. Russell has, on a…

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West Bank: Israeli army fire teargas at Palestinians as settlers march on village

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Atef Daglas in Nablus, occupied Palestine The Palestinian village of Bruqa, north of the occupied West Bank, has been under constant Israeli settler attacks for almost a week. Close…

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Tunnel Vision: Israel’s multidimensional warfare

Monday, December 20, 2021

Eyal Weizman Now​ that Gaza’s perimeter is completely sealed – by fences on land and the Israeli navy at sea – the axis of conflict has turned 90…

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Afghanistan’s doctors urge world to put politics and prejudice aside to save its healthcare

Monday, November 29, 2021

Geetanjali Krishna and Sally Howard Afghanistan was already struggling to respond to the needs of its population before the Taliban takeover. Now the healthcare system is on the…

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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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On Pgasus and Israel’s spyware industry

Friday, November 19, 2021

Edan Ring With​ the Covid infection rate soaring in spring last year, Naftali Bennett – Israel’s then defence minister, now its prime minister – came up with an…

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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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Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Vijay Prashad On September 25, 2021, Afghanistan’s Economy Minister Qari Din Mohammad Hanif said that his government does not want “help and cooperation from the world like the…

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Vaccine nationalism and the Global South

Friday, August 27, 2021

Yanis Iqbal United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres tweeted on January 3: “Vaccine nationalism is not only unfair, it is self-defeating. No country will be safe … until all…

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Stench of Zionist colonialism

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Moshé Machover The Zionist colonisation regime spreads a nauseating stench – literally. I am referring to an Israeli invention, appropriately named ‘Skunk’ and described as a “non-lethal weapon…

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A Bit of Hope That Doesn’t Come from Miami

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Vijay Prashad After twenty years, the United States government – and the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) – will depart from Afghanistan. They said that…

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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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Toxic Saturation and Health Devastation in Iraq: The Indelible Damage of War (Part 1)

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Carly A. Krakow More than seventeen years since the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq, and more than thirty years since the beginning of the 1990–91 Gulf War, legislation has…

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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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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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After ISIS

Friday, February 5, 2021

Patrick Cockburn Alend Shoresh​ is a Kurdish farmer and teacher from north-east Syria who was conscripted into fighting Islamic State in 2018: he joined the Syrian Democratic Forces…

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THE ANGRY ARAB: Machinations in the Gulf

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

As`ad AbuKhalil Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and now former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rushed to engineer various foreign policy initiatives in the very last stretch of…

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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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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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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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The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Binoy Kampmark “Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen is both immoral and incoherent.”  So…

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Syria alone

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Patrick Cockburn Suha Ahmad​ lives on the outskirts of the port city of Tartus in north-west Syria. Her husband was killed in March while fighting on the government…

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The Renewal of the Socialist Ideal

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

John Bellamy Foster Any serious treatment of the renewal of socialism today must begin with capitalism’s creative destruction of the bases of all social existence. Since the late…

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