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In-depth: A common observation of Trumpism is that it is unprecedented, an aberration or un-American. History shows that none of these are the case.

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

All the president's yes-men

Imrul Islam

All the president's yes-men

Comment: Let us not mistake political necessity for courage. Republicans who should have spoken out long ago are partly to blame for the violence in Washington, writes Imrul Islam.

Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'

Following dramatic events in the US, Hassan Rouhani has offered a withering assessment of the US political system, as he hoped for better future ...

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Negar Mortazavi

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Negar Mortazavi about her hopes for the Biden administration's foreign policy, and takes stock of the damage ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia wages populist campaign against Turkish products

Saudi Arabian supermarkets are taking Turkish products off shelves and branding Turkish food ‘Greek’ amid a government-inspired campaign against Turkey.

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As Israel virus cases surge, government weighs new lockdown

The growing coronavirus outbreak, coupled with a struggling economy, have marked a dramatic turnaround for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Who's afraid of Heba Yazbak?

Daoud Kuttab

Who's afraid of Heba Yazbak?

Comment: Heba Yazbak is a strong, articulate woman, a highly educated Arab politician, and a perfect role model for Palestinians. In short, ...

Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

The New Arab

Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing worsening living conditions amid a period of political uncertainty, including growing calls for their ...

Tunisia reattempts to form new government amid political deadlock

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia reattempts to form new government amid political deadlock

Tunisia's new government is still in the making, with the formation process dragging out, but the country urgently needs economic reforms after ...

Charlie Hoyle

Inside Israel's battle for influence in Latin America

In-depth: A rise in right-wing populism and the growing influence of evangelical Christians have galvanised Israel's influence across Latin America, ending an unprecedented era of support for the

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia becomes first Arab nation to head G20

Despite concerns by international rights groups, Saudi Arabia on Sunday became the first Arab nation to head the G20.

The New Arab

Lebanese businessman donates $55,300 Hitler hat to Israeli foundation

A Lebanese businessman who bought a $55,300 Hitler top hat at an auction said he will donate it to an Israeli foundation to keep it away from ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

US Democrats have a lot to learn from 2016

Comment: Fielding another centrist candidate in 2020 will lose the Democrats the election, as it did in 2016, writes Mohammed ElMeshad.

Gantz rejects Israeli president's co-premiership offer

The New Arab

Gantz rejects Israeli president's co-premiership offer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had agreed to President Reuven Rivlin’s model of two prime ministers, but his rival Benny Gantz ...

Kevin Schwartz

India's bludgeoning of Kashmir

Comment: India's treatment of Kashmiris shows that the global practice of Muslim repression has now reached new heights, writes Kevin Schwartz.

Tunisia's Fragile Democracy after Essebsi

Daniel Brumberg

Tunisia's Fragile Democracy after Essebsi

Having bid a sad farewell to Essebsi, Tunisia must now tackle the simmering constitutional and political crisis he left behind, writes Daniel ...

Why is refugee-friendly Turkey turning its back on Syrians?

Mel Plant

Why is refugee-friendly Turkey turning its back on Syrians?

Turkey threatens to split apart families with the decision to force unregistered Syrian refugees out of Istanbul. Why have tensions with Syrians ...

Our Women On the Ground

Salma Haidrani

Our Women On the Ground

Book Club: This powerful essay collection touching on love, loss, dual identities, exile and grief, celebrates the oft-overlooked Arab women ...

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