The Neocolonial Arrogance of the Kushner Plan
The Kushner plan’s notion of throwing other people’s money at the issue will not make it go away; not when it involves the national, political, civil, and human rights of an estimated 12 million people. The Palestinian people are not about to be bought off.
June 12, 2019
Sierra Leone, a Successful Intervention
There is one place in the world where Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, is not vilified for his part in the 2003 invasion of Iraq: a West African country where, less than three years earlier, his government’s intervention helped to end one of the most vicious conflicts in recent history.
June 7, 2019
A Year of Gaza Protests
The rightward trajectory of Israel’s politics and the growing consensus behind Israel’s de facto annexation of the West Bank are unwittingly beginning to transform Palestinians, formerly fragmented, into a single collective entity facing different aspects of the same oppressive power.
March 29, 2019
Libya’s Shifting Balance of Power
General Haftar is a dilemma for the government minister Bashagha, as well as an opportunity. In view is a potential bargain that would facilitate Haftar’s inclusion in a future government—provided, of course, that he rejects “military rule.” The question is, will he?
March 19, 2019
Why Assad and Russia Target the White Helmets
“We operate on the pretty infallible assumption that any government which refuses to let us in has something big to hide from us,” UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour told me. The Assad regime and the Russians are trying to neutralize the White Helmets because they are potential witnesses to war crimes.
October 16, 2018