Saudi Crown Prince was Reluctant to Back US Attack on Iran
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Saudi Crown Prince was Reluctant to Back US Attack on Iran

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was reluctant to accede to demands from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to agree to an attack on Iran when they met last Sunday in Neom, Saudi sources with knowledge of the meeting told Middle East Eye. Bin Salman’s reluctance was said to be for two reasons. Firstly, he read…

The Planet Cannot Begin to Heal Until We Rip the Mask Off the West’s War Machine
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The Planet Cannot Begin to Heal Until We Rip the Mask Off the West’s War Machine

Making political sense of the world can be tricky unless one understands the role of the state in capitalist societies. The state is not primarily there to represent voters or uphold democratic rights and values; it is a vehicle for facilitating and legitimating the concentration of wealth and power into fewer and fewer hands. In…

Trump is Speeding Up the Creation of an Anti-Iranian Power Bloc
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Trump is Speeding Up the Creation of an Anti-Iranian Power Bloc

In preparation for Joe Biden administration’s possible arrival entering the White House, Donald Trump took additional steps to complete the creation of a regional power bloc with the leading role of Israel and Saudi Arabia under full US control to complicate Biden’s actions in building a new policy in the Middle East. Undoubtedly, the urgency…

Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave
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Taiwan: A US Foothold Before a Chinese Tidal Wave

Taiwan has found itself increasingly in the middle of the growing power struggle between a waning US and a rising China. Taiwan is recognized by both the UN and the vast majority of the world’s nations including (officially) the United States under the One China policy – but Taiwan’s pro-independence circles have nonetheless enjoyed large…