Many observers have described US President Barack Obama as a hesitant individual who does not have a clear vision or strategy for dealing with the recurrent crises in the Middle East. They also say that after the withdrawal of the US military from Iraq and Afghanistan, his priorities are now focused on developing the economy and raising the level of domestic social and health services.
American silence is a strategy to dismantle and reorganise the Arab region
- 10 April 2015
- Ahmad Al-Hillah
The US isn’t winding down its wars – it’s just running them at arm’s length
- 09 April 2015
- Seumas Milne
So relentless has the violence convulsing the Middle East become that an attack on yet another Arab country and its descent into full-scale war barely registers in the rest of the world. That's how it has been with the onslaught on impoverished Yemen by western-backed Saudi Arabia and a string of other Gulf dictatorships.
Will the Obama administration go through with its threats to re-evaluate the relationship with Israel?
- 25 March 2015
- Dr Hani Al-Masri
The Obama administration announced that it would re-evaluate its policies regarding Israel in light of the statements made by Netanyahu during his election campaign. This included his abandonment of his commitment to a Palestinian state. In order to justify this position, the White House spokesperson said that Washington believes in the need to establish a Palestinian state because its establishment serves the American and Israeli interests, as well as the Palestinian interests.
If Cameron Stout was Kareem Salah everyone would know of the plot to assassinate Obama
- 24 March 2015
- Nasim Ahmed
What would the reaction be if a Muslim was known to have plotted to assassinate the president of the United States? How could we even approximate of the level of outrage and hysteria that would follow if, God forbid, some lunatic from the Muslim fringe was indeed attempting to kill Obama?
An American openness to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, and Iran
- 17 March 2015
- Nicola Nasser
The appointment of Robert Malley as White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region is not considered a sufficient indicator that there will be any radical change in US strategy despite the campaign launched against the US by the Zionists due to its openness to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria and Iran.