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An American openness to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, and Iran

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.


US Senators’ attempt to block Iran deal has exposed partisan nature of US politics

Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plantThe 31 March deadline for a deal between Iran and six world powers is fast approaching. This latest round of negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme has been ongoing for months – and, if recent rumours are to be believed, there is currently some optimism that the deadline might actually be met.


Sabotaging Washington's foreign policy on Iran isn't the only way that Israel harms US interests

Nasim Ahmed

Whether it's with friend or foe, Israel bears no cost for its extreme political brazenness. Such chutzpah is normally the privilege of superpowers, which are able to pursue national interests with bare-faced conceit. Though it's usually not the most effective way to wield power and influence, superpower status grants a licence to approach political relations in a way that treats friend and foe with equal disdain.


The US should think again about arming Ukraine via Abu Dhabi

Alastair SloanOver five thousand civilians have now died in eastern Ukraine, and one and a half million people have been displaced, through no fault of their own. They are the victims of the stand-off between the West and Russia's Vladimir Putin. Though the Kremlin's accusations of a "Western-backed neo-Nazi coup" in Ukraine are propaganda exaggerations, like all good conspiracy theories they have a kernel of truth.


The 'scarecrow' of PA decline

Dr Hani Al-Masri

The American administration previously warned against the possibility of the PA collapsing if Israel continues to withhold its tax returns for the second month in a row.


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