US and UK involved in killing of Yemen’s school children

US and UK involved in killing of Yemen’s school children

  Jonathan Power  August 28, 2018 The evidence that has come out from the UN and NGOs makes clear, without any reservation or ambiguity, that on August 9th dozens of school children on a bus in Yemen were killed by a Saudi Arabian air-strike, and that American supplied weapons had been used, and probably British […]

Når medierne tier om Yemen forsvinder empatien for de lidende

Når medierne tier om Yemen forsvinder empatien for de lidende

20. april, 2015: Mennesker står i kø for at få vand da drikkevand næsten ikke findes. Foto: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters   Af Jesper Munk Jakobsen TFF Associate 12. august 2018 Det er en gammel floskel at kalde sommerferien for agurketid. Der er ingen historier at skrive om for de danske journalister, når erhvervslivets ledere, debattørerne og […]

Western Arms Trade To The Middle East: Not for Peace and Nothing Learnt

Western Arms Trade To The Middle East: Not for Peace and Nothing Learnt

  Comment by Jan Oberg With a focus on the Saudi war on Yemen, this episode of PressTV’s News Line takes up the larger problem of the “weaponization” of conflicts that makes them almost impossible to solve. Syria would be another good example of this insanity. Jan Oberg has argued before that governments and private […]

Mass starvation as a political weapon

Mass starvation as a political weapon

  January 27, 2018 Mass starvation killed more than three million people in Stalin-era Ukraine in the 1930s and more than 18 million in China during Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Yet by the start of this century, famines like those were all but eliminated, Alex de Waal […]

Contrasting Leadership Styles in the Saudi-Iran Conflict

Contrasting Leadership Styles in the Saudi-Iran Conflict

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is steadily consolidating power in Riyadh and positioning himself to become the most powerful ruler in Saudi history. His rise has been accompanied with a ratcheting up of hostilities against Iran and even war rhetoric. As Saudi-Iran tensions increase, the lived experiences and leadership […]

Trump’s National Security Strategy and the Middle East: A Bridge to Nowhere

Trump’s National Security Strategy and the Middle East: A Bridge to Nowhere

By Emile Nakhleh December 29, 2017 • President Trump’s new National Security Strategy and the negative reaction his announcement on Jerusalem has generated in the UN Security Council and General Assembly do not bode well for America’s relations with friendly Arab countries and the wider Islamic world. Arab peoples and media seem bewildered by the […]