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Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for a new foreign policy, writes Stuart Schrader.

Comment: Trump's threat to target Iranian cultural sites shows complete disdain for Iran's people and their rich heritage, writes Paul Iddon.

US, Taliban leave door open to talks after cancellation

The New Arab & agencies

US, Taliban leave door open to talks after cancellation

The US and the Taliban both said that further talks on Afghanistan could take place, after they were abruptly cancelled by President Trump on Sunday.

Bernie Sanders backs Rashida Tlaib in anti-Semitism row

The New Arab

Bernie Sanders backs Rashida Tlaib in anti-Semitism row

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders slammed President Donald Trump for accusing Rashida Tlaib of having 'tremendous hated' for Jews and Israel.

<em>Dick</em> Cheney's daughter 'Islamophobic', says Ilhan Omar

The New Arab

Dick Cheney's daughter 'Islamophobic', says Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar has hit back at Liz Cheney after the Republican congresswoman accused fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib of anti-Semitism.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Golan Heights becomes a new propaganda battle

Syria Weekly: The end of the IS 'caliphate' was announced last week, with the final battle for Baghouz wiping out the militants' last outpost in eastern Syria.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

The War on Terror began in 1492

Comment: The brutal treatment of Muslims in Afghanistan, the US and beyond has its roots in America's historic abuse of indigenous people, ...

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

Peter Jenkins

Did Israel destroy a North Korean reactor in Syria?

Comment: Whether the building destroyed in the Israeli raid housed a nuclear reactor is less certain than Israeli claims imply, writes Peter ...

Bernard Lewis: The clash of civilisations that never was

Khaled Diab

Bernard Lewis: The clash of civilisations that never was

Comment: Lewis' 'clash of the civilisations' theory made him the orientalist of choice for America's neo-conservative establishment, writes ...

Emile Nakhleh

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

The War on Terror and the lessons not learned

Usaid Siddiqui

The War on Terror and the lessons not learned

Comment: Washington has a structural inability to learn from history, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Stoking war with Iran courts disaster

Emile Nakhleh

Stoking war with Iran courts disaster

Comment: Trump administration advocates for regime change in Iran seem oblivious to the post-Saddam storm that continues to rage in the Gulf, ...

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

Hadani Ditmars

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

Blog: Opera buffa, the comedy of yesteryear, may yet shine a spotlight on today's political farces, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The Cult of Hillary enforcers: Obscene vitriol and hatred

Hadani Ditmars

The Cult of Hillary enforcers: Obscene vitriol and hatred

Comment: Women in the countries bombed with Clinton's support will unlikely think highly of her self-declared 'feminism', notes Hadani Ditmars.

Michael Brenner

Hillary Clinton: A foreign policy hawk?

Comment: Professor Michael Brenner explores the foreign policy implications of a potential Clinton presidency, and asks how her track record of hardline tendencies might play out.

Mohammad Ali Musawi

Trump's xenophobia is a symptom of America's toxic politics

Donald Trump's xenophobic and racist utterings about immigrants, Muslims and others should come as no surprise given the poisonous political ...

Said Arikat

Lies, damned lies and the invasion of Iraq

Comment: US politicians get asked if they would have invaded Iraq if they knew what they now know. Well, most knew in 2003 of the lies, says ...

Said Arikat

Oil: the central reason for the Iraq invasion

Analysis: Twelve years ago, invading US forces overthrew the Baath regime. Whatever pretexts were given at the time, the central reason was oil, ...

Obama hits back at Netanyahu's criticism of Iran negotiations

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

Obama hits back at Netanyahu's criticism of Iran negotiations

Obama dismissed Netanyahu's address to Congress, which criticised Iran nuclear talks, as "theatre" and "nothing new". Several other Democrats ...

Vijay Prashad

When New Atheism meets Islam

Comment: Islam is just a convenient scapegoat for those who refuse to see that it is aggressive and rampant capitalism that is eroding Western ...

Torture and the treason of intellectuals

Hamid Dabashi

Torture and the treason of intellectuals

A CIA report on torture was just the tip of the iceberg. That tools employed by dictators is widely accepted among the US political class ...

CIA report makes grim reading, but where’s the accountability?

Said Arikat

CIA report makes grim reading, but where’s the accountability?

As Washington reacts to the many questions thrown up by the Senate report into CIA practices under the previous administration, the issue of ...

US acknowledges brutal torture in CIA report

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

US acknowledges brutal torture in CIA report

American embassies were on heightened alert Tuesday amid fears of a backlash to a long-delayed US Senate report into the CIA's brutal ...

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