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Archives: November 2016

The Last Days of Democracy?

By Adil E. Shamoo and Bonnie Bricker | Foreign Policy in Focus | - - A fraudulent campaign has resulted in the election of a fraudulent president. What can be done to…

Does Turkey’s Erdogan Dream of Neighboring Mosul?

By Lucy DerTavitian | (Informed Comment) | - - The battle over Mosul appears to have ignited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s expansionist Ottoman era fantasies. He gained a few more adversaries…

Frackopoly

by H. Patricia Hynes | ( Truthdig.com) | - - Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment A book by Wenonah Hauter (The New Press, 2016) Branding fracked…

Trump, Putin, and the new Middle East

By Maged Mandour | ( OpenDemocracy.net ) | - - The election of Trump will give second wind to autocrats in the region as well as create space for the growth of…

IC Annual Fundraiser: Now more than Ever

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - Let's get this done, friends. I can't do it all by myself, and need your contributions to succeed. Since 2002, Informed Comment has…

No to the New Normal

By Rebecca Gordon | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - The night after the election, this long-time pacifist dreamed she shot a big white man carrying an arsenal of guns.  He was wandering…

US: Trump’s Justice, CIA Picks Threaten Rights

Human Rights Watch | - - (Washington) – President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as United States attorney general reinforces fears that Trump’s administration will threaten human rights protections,…

ADL Director Pledges to Sign Up For Muslim Registry

In his opening remarks at the Never is Now! Anti-Semitism Summit in New York, Anti-Defamation League National Director Jonathan Greenblatt pledged today that he would register as a Muslim should the Trump Administration…

Syria’s al-Assad: Trump “a natural ally”

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - In an interview with Portugal television Wednesday, according to al-Hayat, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad said that Donald Trump will be "a natural ally"…

A Jerusalem Litmus Test

By Michael G. Roskin | (Informed Comment) | - - A quick and early litmus test of Trump’s “pragmatism”: Will he move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? He promised…

America through the Hell-Gate of Horn

By Tom Engelhardt | ( Tomdispatch.com) | - - The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of order…

Afghan Women Take Up Arms Against The Taliban

By RFE/RL's Afghan Service The leader of a fledgling women's militia in northern Afghanistan says dozens of volunteers have joined the fight since a handful of women recently took up arms to…

The Trump Golem Runs Amok

By Shalom Goldman | ( Patheos.com ) | - - A year ago, as U.S citizens of both political parties were developing a fascination with Donald Trump, no pundits came forth with…

Are Arabs White?

Dena Takruri | (AJ+ Vidoe Report) | - - “White” – without the privilege. Arab-Americans are ready to check their own box on the U.S. census. Dena Takruri explains." AJ+: "Are Arabs…

Civilians in both Aleppos are Hurting

By Hadeel al-Shalchi | (Human Rights Watch) | - - The small child cries hysterically on the hospital bed, covered in dust and blood. The video, posted by the pro-Syrian government news…

Sell that Oil Stock! Electric Cars are Here

The Tree | - - As fossil fuels fight loud and clumsy battles for continued dominance in countries such as the US, UK, and Australia, a renewable revolution as quiet as the…