Donald Trump’s “Unbridled Passion” for Tweeting Racist Remarks

Jul 16, 2019

Some may be asking if Donald Trump’s predestined role in the history of the US isn’t to expose the profound hypocrisy of a nation founded on racist principles and a social system dedicated to employing any method conceivable to uphold its racist order, while at the same time claiming to be a...

Is Istanbul’s Vote the Start of a New Consensus Politics in Turkey?
Jul 16, 2019

Is Istanbul’s Vote the Start of a New Consensus Politics in Turkey?

Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin Represent Two Opposing Sides of Christian Thought
Jul 16, 2019

Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin Represent Two Opposing Sides of Christian Thought

Can Small States Help Balance the UN Security Council?
Jul 16, 2019

Can Small States Help Balance the UN Security Council?

US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution

US Policies Have Been Destructive for the Two-State Solution

Jul 12, 2019

In the run-up to this year’s general election, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that he would annex large areas of the West Bank if he secured victory. The fulfillment of his promise — assuming Netanyahu wins the re-run scheduled for September after failing to form a...

Turkey’s New Role in the Middle East Divides the Arab World

Turkey’s New Role in the Middle East Divides the Arab World

Jul 12, 2019

When Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) ascended to power in 2002, Ankara’s foreign policy in the Middle East was extremely different from what it is today. From the founding of the Republic of Turkey in 1923 until the beginning of this century, the ideology and stances of Mustafa...

A Delicate Balance of Power in Syria’s Last Opposition Stronghold

A Delicate Balance of Power in Syria’s Last Opposition Stronghold

Jun 24, 2019

The politics of Idlib are extremely complicated, particularly with respect to outside powers that have vested interests in the outcome of the fight for the province. The delicate balance of power in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib appears unsustainable and, to say the least, it is...

Rosy Image of US Equality Glosses Over Systemic Racism

Rosy Image of US Equality Glosses Over Systemic Racism

Jun 21, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Tsedale Melaku, a critical race and gender scholar at the City University of New York.  The United States thrives on being a multicultural and diverse society that guarantees individual freedoms and rights to all its citizens....

It’s Time the World Wakes Up to Iran’s Threat

It's Time the World Wakes Up to Iran’s Threat

Jun 21, 2019

Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman are an effort to signal to the rest of the world that no one is beyond Iran’s reach. There is a tendency in Western policymaking circles to view the consequences of Iran’s actions as being confined to the Middle East. Recent attacks on oil...

Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?

Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?

Jun 21, 2019

Deepfake technology undermines any hope of once again conducting national conversations on the basis of observable reality. Imagine, on the day before the 2020 presidential election, that someone posts a video of the Democratic candidate talking before a group of donors. The candidate admits to...

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

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

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...

Australia’s Own Brand of Radical Populism

Australia’s Own Brand of Radical Populism

Jun 20, 2019

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...

The UN Offers Mohammed bin Salman a New Distraction

The UN Offers Mohammed bin Salman a New Distraction

Jun 20, 2019

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...

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

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

Jun 20, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former US Ambassador 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,...

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