Ali R. Abootalebi | (Informed Comment) | – – The American foreign policy in the Middle East since the demise of the Soviet Union has oscillated between neoliberal and neoconservative interventionism. Both strategies have had long-term detrimental consequences for the United States’ national interest and the peoples in the Middle East and North African (MENA) […]
By John Buell | (Informed Comment) | – – Periodically the so- called deficit hawks, a club whose membership includes prominent members of both parties, warn us of the dire consequences of burgeoning government debt. Many propose such harsh remedies as balanced budget amendments. Yet while these warnings and draconian responses are commonplace, one of […]
Middle East Monitor | – – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran’s atomic agency was ready with “expected and unexpected” reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as US President Donald Trump has threatened to do. “Our atomic energy organisation is fully prepared … for actions that they […]
By Neil Thompson | (Informed Comment) | – – North Korea suspends nuclear testing ahead of talks with Trump North Korea has surprised the international community by announcing it is suspending its testing of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles ahead of talks between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. […]
Macron to urge his US counterpart to stay in the Iran nuclear deal.
The unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all.
Even mainstream journalists and academics have been seduced by dubious Syria narratives.
“Smart Cities” are supported by infrastructure that is more than bricks and mortar.
The people of Raqqa who suffered through the conflict under ISIL deserve our attention and assistance, too.