The US Is Complicit in the Atrocities Israel Commits

May 18, 2021

American media usually report on Israeli military assaults in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Gaza as if the US is an innocent, neutral party to the conflict. In fact, a majority of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the...

America Is Confused Over What It Means to Be Exceptional
May 18, 2021

America Is Confused Over What It Means to Be Exceptional

Netanyahu and Hamas Are Playing a Deadly Game
May 18, 2021

Netanyahu and Hamas Are Playing a Deadly Game

Saudi Arabia’s System of Injustice
May 18, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s System of Injustice

Biden Washes His Hands of the Israel-Palestine Affair

Biden Washes His Hands of the Israel-Palestine Affair

May 17, 2021

Faced with a serious clash in Jerusalem between two communities divided on the subject of religion, the Roman Empire’s man of the hour, its colonial governor Pontius Pilate made the bold decision to suppress his own opinion and not to intervene in the debate. As a patriotic polytheist, he had no...

White America’s Burden in the Holy Land

White America’s Burden in the Holy Land

May 14, 2021

Earlier this week, an Israeli military official evoked “a worst-case scenario” conducted by three Israeli infantry brigades that would amount to crushing Gaza on the ground rather than just bombarding it. Some observers have noticed that the current...

The Future of Jerusalem Matters to Us All

The Future of Jerusalem Matters to Us All

May 13, 2021

No city in the world has seized the imagination or captivated the soul in the way that Jerusalem has. Revered by more than half the world's population, Jerusalem is the beating heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is a city widely held to have been inhabited by the Jebusites, long before...

Israel Must Accept ICC Jurisdiction Over Palestine

Israel Must Accept ICC Jurisdiction Over Palestine

May 06, 2021

On February 5, the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that it has jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967. Seven years after the 2014 Gaza conflict, in which war crimes were committed by both Israel and armed Palestinian groups according to the United...

What the UAE-Turkey Rivalry Means for Europe’s Energy Security

What the UAE-Turkey Rivalry Means for Europe’s Energy Security

Apr 30, 2021

In recent months, the United Arab Emirates has adopted a number of stances inimical to Turkish ambitions in the Mediterranean. This has taken the form of closer relations between the UAE, Greece and Greek Cyprus, more joint military exercises, and increased energy collaboration with Israel via the...

What Will It Take for MBS to Rehabilitate His Image?

What Will It Take for MBS to Rehabilitate His Image?

Apr 28, 2021

On April 10, the Saudi Ministry of Defense announced the execution of three soldiers after what it called a “fair trial” in a specialist court. The men were convicted and sentenced to death for the crimes of “high treason” and “cooperating with the enemy.” Aside from the...

Biden’s Policy Shift on Yemen Rings Alarm Bells in Riyadh

Biden’s Policy Shift on Yemen Rings Alarm Bells in Riyadh

Apr 19, 2021

At the beginning of February, the Biden administration made two relevant decisions on Yemen with far-reaching consequences for the country and US policy in the Arabian Peninsula. The first announcement concerned the end of US support for "offensive operations" conducted by the Saudi-led coalition...

Athletes Shake Up Sports Governance

Athletes Shake Up Sports Governance

Apr 14, 2021

Sports governance worldwide has had its legs knocked out from under it. Yet national and international sports administrators are slow in realizing the magnitude of what has hit them. Tectonic plates underlying the guiding principle that sports and politics are unrelated have shifted, driven by a...

How the End of the Gulf Crisis Affects Sudan

How the End of the Gulf Crisis Affects Sudan

Apr 09, 2021

Sudan has been at the center of the diverging interests of wealthy Gulf states for many years. Having been close allies of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had longstanding business, military and political interests in the country...

Mohammed bin Salman’s Neom: A Case of Giga-Narcissism

Mohammed bin Salman’s Neom: A Case of Giga-Narcissism

Mar 31, 2021

Despite rumors to the contrary due to the somewhat soiled reputation of a leader better known for, according to US intelligence, commanding the murder of a Washington Post journalist than his contribution to the future of humankind, Business Insider reassuringly reports that “work is pressing...

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