Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Israeli measures at al-Aqsa will ‘increase resistance’

Israeli measures at al-Aqsa will ‘increase resistance’

Jul 22, 2017

The new measures of control implemented by Israeli forces in Jerusalem’s Old City after a deadly gun battle will only lead to more attacks and an escalation in violence, analysts say. The installation of metal detectors and turnstiles at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the site of the attack, has enraged Palestinians, who believe the…...

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children

Jul 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS) – Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and...

The Middle East’s Next War

The Middle East’s Next War

Jul 21, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Joschka Fischer BERLIN – With the retaking of Mosul in northern Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS) could soon be a thing of the past. But the defeat of ISIS and the demise of its self-proclaimed Iraqi-Syrian caliphate won’t bring peace to the Middle East, or even an end to the Syrian tragedy. Rather, it is likely to open a new...

Inter-Religious Coalition Aims For Peace in the Middle East

Inter-Religious Coalition Aims For Peace in the Middle East

Jul 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Joan Erakit NEW YORK (IDN) – There is a famous bible passage that alludes to the unfortunate kinship between siblings; a child is questioned by God about his brother and he, at the time having killed his brother, denies allegiance by asking: “Am I my brothers keeper?” Some may...

Tom Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble

Tom Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble

Jul 20, 2017

Republished with permission from TomDispatch.com Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 7:19am, July 20, 2017. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Empire of Destruction Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh By Tom Engelhardt You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of...

ISIL families lament harsh treatment in Iraq

ISIL families lament harsh treatment in Iraq

Jul 20, 2017

Shahama camp, Iraq – Covered with a painful rash, Nessrine Hamad, six, has tears in her eyes. “She has been like that for three days,” her mother, Kawzhar Youssif Hamad, tells Al Jazeera. “It is because of the dirty water. Most of the children here have sores on their skin.” Dozens of families accused of having…...

Trump ends program to train Syrian rebels

Trump ends program to train Syrian rebels

Jul 20, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to end the CIA”s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of President Bashar Al-Assad, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. officials. Arab intelligence services and the CIA have been training rebels since 2013 under the code name Timber Sycamore. The training...

Mosul in ruins: ‘I see only despair around us’

Mosul in ruins: ‘I see only despair around us’

Jul 18, 2017

  Mosul, Iraq – Western Mosul is in ruins. From the tenth floor of a badly damaged hotel in Iraq’s second-largest city, destroyed buildings and roads can be seen for miles on end. There is no building that has not been touched by fights and air attacks. The smell of decaying bodies fills the hot July air.…...

UN ends round of Syria with ‘no breakthrough’

UN ends round of Syria with ‘no breakthrough’

Jul 15, 2017

The seventh round of intra-Syria talks aimed at helping to end the country’s six-year-old war wrapped up with “no breakthrough, no breakdown”. UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday the Syrian government has not budged in its unwillingness to discuss political transition at the talks in Geneva while President Bashar al –...

The Iran Paradox

The Iran Paradox

Jul 15, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Michael Mandelbaum Misagh Parsa, Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed, Harvard University Press Jay Solomon, The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East, Random House WASHINGTON, DC – Of the states that emerged from the twentieth century’s three great...

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