• 2022-12-30

    Pakistan’s ex Prime Minister Imran Khan compared the US-backed coup against him in April 2022 to the CIA plot that overthrew Iran’s elected PM Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953. He praised Tehran’s sovereignty, criticized Western colonialism, and reaffirmed support for Palestine.

  • 2022-12-30

    After years of Forever Wars, of course, there is no present day knowledge of what the neocons feared at the time of the Soviet collapse. So it is useful to recall what actually happened after the great wars of the first half of the twentieth century.

  • 2022-12-30

    Azerbaijan and Turkiye are gunning to establish the “Zangezur corridor,” in direct conflict with Iran and Armenia’s interests as it entails the blockade of the Lachin corridor – a lifeline for the ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh.

  • 2022-12-29

    A superpower in decline still retains a vast appetite for irregular, proxy warfare to slow down the imminent multipolar order. Iran, Russia, China are its big targets and all tools will be employed.

  • 2022-12-29

    Netanyahu’s coalition of religious nationalist extremists has come to power in a particular political moment and context, both internationally and in Palestine. The year 2022 marked the single deadliest year for Palestinians in nearly two decades. United Nations experts recently condemned “the rampant Israeli settler violence and excessive use of force by Israeli forces against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank this year that have made 2022 the deadliest in this area of the occupied Palestinian territory since the United Nations started systematically documenting fatalities in 2005.” Despite presenting itself to the world as a coalition of change, the outgoing Bennett-Lapid government offered no change for Palestinians, continuing Israel’s policies of settlement expansion, home evictions, and expulsions, while also continuing to crack down on Palestinian civil society.

  • 2022-12-28

    As the war in Ukraine grinds on, some officials have become convinced that Iran and Russia are building a new alliance of convenience.

  • 2022-12-28

    Russia will soon be providing Iran with a complete squadron of Su-35 fighters in the near future, reports have said on Wednesday, marking a new era in Russian-Iranian cooperation as the West keeps trying to isolate the two nations through unilateral sanctions.

  • 2022-12-28

    Agreement on a new Israeli government — a coalition of extreme rightwingers, religious bigots and outright fascists – was announced on Dec. 21. Binyamin Netanyahu will return once again as prime minister. Two open fascists, Itamar Ben-Gvir and Belazel Smotrich, will hold key posts dealing with the West Bank and the occupied Palestinian population, and indeed, hold the balance of power in the new ruling cabinet. A document issued by Netanyahu on Dec. 28 states that the new government’s first priority is to “advance and develop settlement in all parts of Israel — in the Galilee, the Negev Desert, the Golan Heights and Judea and Samaria [West Bank].” The Galilee and Negev are heavily Palestinian areas inside the 1948 borders of the Israeli state. The illegally annexed Golan Heights are Syrian territory conquered in the 1967 war that also brought the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza under Israeli control.

  • 2022-12-28

    The defense ministers' meeting in Moscow was the first official engagement between Damascus and Ankara in more than a decade. 

  • 2022-12-27

    The damning exposure of collusion between the Pentagon and Twitter raises further suspicions about Washington’s ongoing online operations in West Asia.

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