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Tony Blair and the great Islamic threat

People often wind up believing their own cover story. Former British prime minister Tony Blair, for example, is trapped forever in the rationalizations he used in 2003 to explain why

Carnegie endowment: US–Egyptian Relations on the Eve of Egypt’s Elections

A recent commentary titled “U.S.–Egyptian Relations on the Eve of Egypt’s Elections” by Michele Dunne senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and editor of the online journal,

The coming Cairo autumn

Political openings in Egypt over the last 30 years have come in waves. Swelling and then retreating, they have had little permanence.


President Ahmadinejad of Iran has asked for a UN investigation of 9/11. For this, he has been branded a “wingnut” and “evildoer” by the American press.

Palestinians need a commission of truth

There are portents of reconciliation in the air, and Palestinians and their friends and allies are quite optimistic that Fatah and Hamas may finally be on their way to close

Palestinians in W. Bank ridicule Obama’s guarantees

The Letter of Guarantees sent by US President Barack Obama to Israeli premier Binyamin Netanyahu in exchange for extending settlement construction freeze has drawn widespread mockery among Palestinian citizens in

Egypt’s Regime Will Change

Sometimes, it seems like the United States is more interested in giving aid to Egypt than Egypt is to receive it. This year, for example, Egypt objected to a $250

Middle East loses trillions as US strikes record arms deals

Rick Rozoff views the United States’ growing arms exports to Middle East countries, which will spend an estimated 100 billion dollars on arms from the US by 2014, and the

Hurricane of inhumanity: five years after Katrina

Mamoon Alabbasi argues that, five years after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the principal lesson from that disaster – the need to put humanity above prejudice and greed – has

Hidden Intelligence Operation Behind the Wikileaks Release of ‘Secret’ Documents?

Since the dramatic release of a US military film of a US airborne shooting of unarmed journalists in Iraq, Wiki-Leaks has gained global notoreity and credibility as a daring website