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Bombs, then Food: Saudi Arabia’s Humanitarian Strategy in Yemen

Bombs, then Food: Saudi Arabia’s Humanitarian Strategy in Yemen

by    Theodore Karasik and Jacopo Spezia Depretto

Riyadh’s strategy of breaking down Yemen without allowing it to collapse entirely now provides the kingdom with more opportunities to lead its reconstruction. Yemen’s population is enduring extreme living conditions with little chance of a positive change on the horizon. According to the World Bank, output has contracted by 40% since the beginning of the Read More

Australia’s Own Brand of Radical Populism

Australia’s Own Brand of Radical Populism

by    Hans-Georg Betz

Unlike radical right-wing populism in Western Europe, Australia’s “Hansonism” is largely a one-woman show, almost completely dependent on Pauline Hanson’s personality and appeal. She has been called a “mischievous troublemaker, an “embarrassment” to the country, and just a plain racist. The referent of these diatribes is neither France’s Marine Le Pen...Read More

The UN Offers Mohammed bin Salman a New Distraction

The UN Offers Mohammed bin Salman a New Distraction

by    Peter Isackson

Contrary to his hopes and expectations that the world might eventually forget if not forgive, Mohammed bin Salman still appears to have a journalist’s blood on his hands, according to the UN’s special rapporteur. The sleepwalking Lady Macbeth pertinently observed in a text that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) might be wise to Read More

Trump Is Wrong to Think He Can Force Iran to Its Knees

Trump Is Wrong to Think He Can Force Iran to Its Knees

by    Kourosh Ziabari and Dennis Jett

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the former US ambassador to Mozambique and Peru, Dennis Jett. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been escalating for some time now. In the most recent episode, two commercial tankers were damaged by mysterious explosions in the Gulf of Oman on June 13, sparking a Read More

Looking at US Affairs from Afar

Looking at US Affairs from Afar

by    Larry Beck

In today’s Spain, there is a palpable sense of balance that opens the immediate moment to hopeful possibilities. While there, Larry Beck learned a lot about America. Imagine a place where people seem to enjoy meeting in cafes, bars and restaurants to talk with each other, connecting with other human beings to enjoy the moment. Imagine Read More

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