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Tunisia’s Deposed President — Corrupt, Anti-Democratic, and One of America’s Close Friends

Across the Middle East and Central Asia, U.S. allies are invariably corrupt dictators, maintained in power by lavish patronage and the military.

Lebanese Hezbollah leader Nasrallah could be right

Alan Hart explains why we should not dismiss lightly Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s assertion that the tribunal investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri as “an American

When reporting becomes activism

Egypt’s regulations and restrictions on press and reporters go as far as mandating prison sentences clearly violating the international standards of freedom of speech.

Egypt’s Waning Power

Egyptians are struggling to make ends meet, and Egypt can no longer boast of being the foremost political, economic and cultural country in the Middle East.

Egypt’s FM Argues Egypt Undaunted by Disclosed Cables

Egypt's foreign minister Ahmed Abul Gheit maintained that the U.S. diplomatic cables leaked on the WikiLeaks site about Egypt proved nothing and that what Egyptian officials say in closed meetings

A just peace, not religion is the solution in the Middle East

Uri Avnery argues that only Palestinian statehood and a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict offer a chance to stem the tide of religious fundamentalism that is filling in the

Turkish PM: We will continue to back Jerusalem and Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a visit to the Lebanese city of Akkar that if war broke out in the region the loser will not only be

Israel’s Netanyahu undoubted winner of US mid-term elections – for now

Uri Avnery argues that although the Republican win in the US mid-term elections represents a victory for Binyamin Netanyahu, the longer term prospects for the Israeli prime minister and those

Spotlight on the Americas

Lawrence Davidson considers why so many US officials, some ostensibly intelligent, end up blatantly lying or blindly following murderous orders without question, and why the general public seems to accept

How political Islam is winning the war for talent (and gaining a competitive edge)

In 2009 the Muslim Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohammed Mehdi Akef voluntarily stepped aside -- the first time a top leader in the movement had voluntarily resigned before reaching death's door.