As if by some cosmic irony, Tunisia is once again being rocked by mass protests and its government, once again, is cracking down.
Over the past four days, Iranians have taken to the streets in several cities to protest corruption and living conditions in the repressive Islamic Republic.
President Trump recently said it would be foolish to pick a fight with Russia. Ideally, Russia could help promote U.S. international interests.
‘If I have been focused on an establishment, it has been the monolithic one in Middle Eastern Studies, not the varied one in Washington. There you at least get some turnover.’
Despite the Obama administration’s fervent desire not to be embroiled in sectarian or regional conflicts in the Middle East, inaction and indecision are making things worse.
A new book on the Arab Spring and its ‘Rage for Order’ suggests some discomfiting lessons for those who think America is immune to dictatorships and dangerous populist revolts.
Egypt’s leaders are trying to steer the country toward moderate interpretations of Islam. But if the people don’t support that movement, it could lead to serious conflict.
Economic woes could spark a revolt for a people who have proven very comfortable with civil disobedience, and ISIS wants to capitalize on it this time.
Perhaps some Americans would better understand the sociopathic nature of the regime we’re promoting by glimpsing its attitude on dogs.
Neoliberals and neoconservatives have misunderstood human dignity and overreached accordingly. Time for a dose of realism.
We are so over with being impressed by this president.
Pick a global crisis today, and the odds are good that it either began, or was exacerbated, by a political elite bent on looting the national treasury.
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