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Is ‘love and desire in Iran’ a threat to U.S national security?

What is really behind theUS Department of Education’s fury over a Middle East studies programme? Al Jazeera Hamid Dabashi The United States Department of Education has recently been incensed by a Middle East studies programme run by two major American universities. Why? Let us explore. “The Education Department”, according to …

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Johnson and Trump are trying to create sovereign executives

As a result, the US and UK are facing systemic crises unparalleled in their history Al Jazeera Jason Pack Sovereignty is about where supreme authority lies in a society. For the first time in centuries, the American and British political systems are witnessing epic struggles between those who wish to …

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U.S could have prevented Turkey’s military action on Syria

Washington had ample opportunity to make arrangements acceptable to both Ankara and the Kurds before leaving Syria Al Jazeera Abdulla Hawez On October 6, during a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, United States President Donald Trump agreed to move American troops out of northeast Syria to clear …

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In Turkey, Trump has a ‘conflict of interest’

US leader’s foreign business dealings back in spotlight after he greenlights Turkish military moves in Syria Asia Times ALISON TAHMIZIAN MEUSE Donald Trump’s abandonment of the Syrian Kurds – America’s foot soldiers in the war against ISIS – to a Turkish military incursion is casting a fresh glare on the …

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BJP’s Gandhi paradox

Despite not having a common ideology with Gandhi, the ruling party in India insists on celebrating him Al Jazeera Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee During the recent “Howdy Modi” rally in Houston, which welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States, a bald man appeared in the crowd dressed in …

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Fighting impeachment at home, Trump surrenders in Syria

Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria is just another side effect of his mounting troubles at home and abroad. Al Jazeera Joe Macaron The latest saga of US policy in Syria triggered by President Donald Trump is deja vu. Last December, he shocked Washington with an abrupt decision to unilaterally …

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The attacks on Aramco could hurt Saudi Arabia in the long term

The uncertainty after the attacks is causing some big buyers to look for alternative supply channels Al Jazeera Nikolay Kozhanov The September 14 attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure delivered the most significant shock to the global market since the 1973 oil crisis. The drone strikes caused major damage to Saudi …

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Khashoggi paid the price for being a ‘different Saudi’

Al Jazeera Masana Ndinga-Kanga Since Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on October 2, 2018, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Saudi authorities have continuously changed their narrative of what happened. From claiming that he left alive and well, through asserting he got into a “fistfight”, to insisting he was the victim …

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Japan must use leverage to pressure North Korea

Asia Times KEN KATO At a time when the international community is strenuously trying to denuclearize North Korea, one would be surprised to know that Japan, the main target of North Korea’s nuclear missiles, is cutting Pyongyang considerable slack. There are many measures Japan could take against North Korea, because …

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