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Al-Qaeda news and analysis from The Nation
March 16, 2018
Why Gina Haspel, the Queen of Torture, Was Able to Rise to the Top of the CIA
Obama’s decision not to pursue accountability has given Bush administration criminals golden-shield powers.
December 6, 2017
In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, Collective Punishment Is the Law of the Land
Civilians here, who live under an outdated colonial regime, have been terrorized by US drone strikes and extremist Islamists for many years.
November 27, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s Rivalry With Iran Is Further Destabilizing the Middle East
Riyadh’s divide-and-rule strategy has yielded few successes, and it hasn’t made a dent in Iran’s regional influence.
November 27, 2017
What if This Had Happened on the Day After 9/11?
Things could have gone very, very differently.
November 6, 2017
What Russia’s Syria Intervention Tells Us About Its Interference in the US Election
Playing on ethnic and racial divisions has become a hallmark of crony-capitalist Russia.
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September 20, 2017
Report From Dera’a, Cradle of the Syrian Revolution
Perhaps because the struggle began here, its spirit has been preserved in its purest form in the south, with a free press and thriving civil society.
Khaled al Zubi
August 16, 2017
Charlottesville: Is America Becoming the Middle East?
Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost.
August 3, 2017
ISIS’s Days in Syria Are Numbered, but Does Trump Have More Wars to Fight There?
Both Damascus and Ankara are afraid Washington may establish a long-term military base in the Syrian Kurdish northeast.
June 28, 2017
Is the Saudi Boycott of Qatar Driving It into the Arms of Iran?
Saudi overreaching just might destroy the Gulf Cooperation Council—and strengthen Iran’s regional power.
June 9, 2017
How Trump Is Inflaming the Middle East’s Proxy Wars
He has emboldened a recklessly aggressive Saudi government, which is now destroying Yemen, imposing a blockade on Qatar—and could even stumble into war with Iran.