The Arab Spring Failed But Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues
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The Arab Spring Failed But Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues

Ten years ago, people across the Middle East and North Africa rose up in protest against their rulers, demanding freedom and democracy. Despotic rulers were toppled or feared that power was being torn from their grasp in countries across the region, as millions of demonstrators surged through the streets, chanting that “the people demand the…

Queen of Chicken Hawks: Victoria Nuland Had a Hand in Every US Intervention in the Past 30 Years
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Queen of Chicken Hawks: Victoria Nuland Had a Hand in Every US Intervention in the Past 30 Years

President Joe Biden’s nomination of Victoria Nuland for Under Secretary for Political Affairs, the third-highest position at the State Department, is a dangerous sign. Nuland exemplifies the neoconservatives who have led American foreign policy from one disaster to another for the past 30 years, all while evading any shred of accountability. As a top-level appointee,…

Libya’s Surprise Election Is Bad News for Meddling Powers
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Libya’s Surprise Election Is Bad News for Meddling Powers

A strange thing happened on Friday outside Geneva, not a city you would nowadays associate with progress in the Middle East. The internationally favoured candidates for an interim government in Libya failed to get the votes of delegates at UN-backed talks.  Instead, a group of relatively less well-known leaders who, according to some, are closer to the…

Erdogan Positions Powerful Turkish Military as Backbone of Regional Strategy
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Erdogan Positions Powerful Turkish Military as Backbone of Regional Strategy

President Recep Tayyip Erdoganushered in the new year, pledging to employ his country’s military to secureTurkey’s place in a rebalanced new world order. Mr. Erdogan spelledout his vision when he inserted himself on December 30 into anaddress by his defense minister, Hulusi Akar, to several hundred masked Turkishand Azeri military officers in the Azerbaijani capital…

Russian Influence in the Mediterranean Is Multipolar, Not Malign
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Russian Influence in the Mediterranean Is Multipolar, Not Malign

US Secretary of State Pompeo’s misportrayal of Russian influence in the Mediterranean as malign is likely due to the fading unipolar hegemon’s fear of the growing multipolar impact that the Eurasian Great Power is having on regional affairs, and it also very conspicuously ignores the de-facto Russian-”Israeli” alliance which voices on both sides of the…