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Middle East news and analysis from The Nation
August 16, 2021
Those Who Ran the Afghanistan War Lied. They Must Be Held to Account.
The grotesque costs of lying about the war have grown too large to bear.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 12, 2021
Behind the Crisis in Lebanon, a Vast Bank-Run Ponzi Scheme
From gas lines to medicine shortages, Lebanon is suffering the fallout of years of political and financial corruption.
August 11, 2021
At Risk in Israel’s Backlash Against Ben and Jerry’s? The Right to Protest.
Israel’s push to punish the ice cream company is part of a larger offensive against Palestine activists—one that mirrors the broader right-wing assault on social justice movements.
August 9, 2021
As the US Leaves Afghanistan, Anti-War Feminists Push a New Approach to Foreign Policy
There are signs that the Biden administration and mainstream foreign policy groups may be ready to listen, if not embrace a full paradigm shift.
August 5, 2021
Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in Pakistan
The country’s famously boisterous press is sinking into the silence of the grave.
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August 4, 2021
War Is Anything but Sacred. Ask Those Who Fought.
Stark realities haunt our troops, even as we glorify and celebrate their regrets.
August 2, 2021
Lebanon’s “National Financial Suicide”
The success of the Banque du Liban, once seen as the country’s only functional institution, was all “smoke and mirrors.”
July 30, 2021
We Need to Scale Back America’s War Machine
Sixty years after Eisenhower warned the nation against the threat of the military-industrial complex, America continues to maintain a bloated, imperialistic military presence at home and abroad.
July 28, 2021
The Trouble With ‘the LGBT Community’
Under capitalism, LGBT has become a convenient acronym to sell rainbow flags and political candidates.
July 19, 2021
Who Authorized America’s Endless Wars?
The string of wars in the Middle East have cost thousands of lives and countless resources. When will they end?