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Failing to hold American partners to account for human rights abuses emboldens them to continue with bad behaviour, forcing Washington to defend them and ultimately making these allies burdens rather than assets to the US, writes Trita Parsi.
On 27 April the Guardian reported the horrific massacre of 41 Syrian civilians in Tadamon, a Damascus neighbourhood. As Russian crimes in Ukraine invoke Western outrage and support for Ukraine, Ammar Dayoub says we cannot expect the same for Syria.
Gay Palestinian activist Fahad Ali explains why the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) in Australia, by showing an Israeli state-funded film pretexting being 'apolitical', has failed the test of real solidarity with LGBTQ+ people in Palestine.
As Iran comes under increased pressure from geopolitical rivals regarding sanctions, oil, and the nuclear deal, it has turned to hard power to assert its regional influence and hide its nerves.
The US Treasury imposed sanctions on Dan Gertler and more than 30 of his businesses in December 2017 and June 2018, accusing him of leveraging his friendship with former Congo President Joseph Kabila to secure lucrative mining deals.
Almost one year after the UAE formally recognised Israel, the Gulf state said it is looking to expand trade with the Jewish state to more than $1 trillion over the next decade.