Imperialism & War > Middle East

None of the above

07 Jun 2012

Calling on Egyptians to vote for the Muslim Brotherhood is insane, argues Paul Demarty

Two impossibilities

12 May 2022

Neither a one-state nor a two-state solution is feasible, argues Moshé Machover. Instead we ought to think outside the Israel-Palestine box and argue for a working class solution

Craving expansion and annexation

05 May 2022

While the western media has been dominated by the Ukraine war, it is virtually silent about Erdoğan’s ongoing military operations in Iraq and Syria, writes Esen Uslu

MBS goes ballistic

05 May 2022

Disillusioned with the US, Riyadh refuses to condemn Russia, threatens to become a nuclear power and pivots towards China. Yassamine Mather investigates the shifting politics of the Middle East

Continuing escalation

31 Mar 2022

Despite the Ukraine war and a pending nuclear deal, Iran is still firmly in Israel’s sights, reports Yassamine Mather

Taking a principled position

24 Mar 2022

Yassamine Mather takes to task the left in the Middle East and north Africa over Nato and Russia’s invasion

A tale of two wars

24 Mar 2022

As the western powers furiously denounce Russian aggression, they continue to aid and abet the Saudi war in Yemen, writes Paul Demarty

First Iran, now Russia

17 Mar 2022

Sanctions, whether ‘targeted’ or not, inevitably affect the mass of ordinary people, argues Yassamine Mather, while those at the top use them to tighten their grip on power

Hypocrisy all round

10 Mar 2022

Moshé Machover highlights the selective condemnations of oppression and explains why Israel’s prime minister can pose as the peacemaker

Putting two and two together

24 Feb 2022

A new nuclear deal is now probably on the cards, says Yassamine Mather. But Iran’s conservatives, US Republicans and the Israeli government are fuming

Get out of Zionist ghetto

24 Feb 2022

Communists say national liberation is a task of the working class. Tony Greenstein takes issue with the left Zionism of Daniel Lazare

BDS: for or against?

17 Feb 2022

Israeli settler-colonialism and the appropriate solidarity movement with the Palestinians were debated at the February 13 Online Communist Forum. Daniel Lazare argued that the BDS campaign is a cross-class popular front which therefore should be shunned. Mike Macnair stressed the US alliance with Israel, attempts to outlaw BDS and the ongoing witch-hunt against anti-Zionists in the Labour Party

Behind Israeli apartheid

10 Feb 2022

Amnesty International’s moralistic condemnation is totally inadequate. As Moshé Machover has long argued, anachronistic settler-colonialism is the root of Israel’s racist apartheid. Only de-Zionisation can end it

In the final round

03 Feb 2022

Neither Russia nor China can afford to come to the rescue. Yassamine Mather shows that for Iran a great deal hangs on the results of the Vienna negotiations

Fuelling the cauldron

03 Feb 2022

Esen Uslu reports on the short-termist cuts in interest rates and the resulting inflation and political turmoil

From right to right

27 Jan 2022

Yassamine Mather investigates some of the well-paid ‘independent’ experts and journalists who constantly appear in the western media

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