1st Jun 2020


11th February 2020 (no comments)

Is this the beginning of the end of the failed five-year-old Saudi-led intervention?

By Abdel Bari Atwan

Just days before the fifth anniversary of the start of the war on Yemen, the UAE announced that it had completed the withdrawal of its troops from the country. At a grand ceremony on Sunday marking the soldiers’ return, Chief of Staff Gen. Issa al-Marzouqi declared that Emirati forces were pulled out after successfully “liberating” 85% of Yemen’s territory and training and arming around 200,000 local troops to continue the fight.

4th February 2020 (no comments)

The Turkish president’s misguided despatch of troops to Syria risks an unwinnable showdown with Russia

By Abdel Bari Atwan

The Turkish-Syrian clash in Idlib province – resulting in the death of six Turkish soldiers when their convoy was shelled by the Syrian army near the town of Saraqeb – ultimately reflects Russia’s growing frustration with President Recep Tayyip Erodgan. Moscow has lost patience with the Turkish leader’s failure to evacuate terrorist-designated groups and factions from Idlib city under the terms of the 2017 de-escalation agreement.

30th January 2020 (one comments)

Trump’s plan leaves the Palestinians with a stark choice: surrender or resist

By Abdel Bari Atwan

The ‘Deal of the Century’, was unveiled by its godfather Donald Trump and his sidekick Benjamin Netanyahu is an Instrument of Surrender for the Palestinian people and their leadership. It requires them to concede defeat and submit unconditionally to the terms of the Israeli victor. Failure to sign it will entail further repression and besiegement, and perhaps deportation to Jordan as an ‘alternative homeland’.

25th January 2020 (one comments)

The collapse of the PA and the revival of Palestinian resistance may be the only good thing to come out of Trump’s plan

By Abdel Bari Atwan

If there is anything worse than the ‘Deal of the Century’ whose details US President Donald Trump is due to announce shortly, it is the pathetic response of the Palestinian Authority (PA) to the plan. It is fully cognisant of those details, yet has been behaving like a bemused onlooker.

Spokesman Nabil Abu-Rudeineh pledged the PA would take “measures” to oppose the scheme, declaring in an official statement that it would “demand that Israel assume its responsibilities as an occupying power.” The rival Hamas movement also vowed to foil the deal.

20th January 2020 (no comments)

The countries that colluded in the destruction of Libya are now pretending to be trying to save the country

By Abdel Bari Atwan

Nobody is saying it, but it has to be said. The countries currently trying to bring peace to Libya are the same countries that destroyed it ten years ago. Most of the twelve states that attended Sunday’s Berlin Conference – with the notable exception of Algeria – were and continue to be complicit in that process. They either contributed directly to Libya’s destruction or indirectly through their silence (and implicit approval) or their collusion via local or regional clients.

15th January 2020 (no comments)

By scuppering the cease-fire talks, Erdogan’s enemies are luring him into a war he needs to avoid

By Abdel Bari Atwan

Hopes that Russia and Turkey could broker a permanent cease-fire in Libya at talks in Moscow were scuppered when Gen. Khalifa Haftar refused to sign the agreement they negotiated and promptly decamped from the Russian capital.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was enraged, and vowed to teach the “putschist” warlord “the lesson he deserves” if he continues attacking the internationally-recognised government of Fayez Sarraj.

11th January 2020 (no comments)

If the US refuses to withdraw its troops they will eventually be forced out as they were in 2011

By Abdel Bari Atwan

President Donald Trump has no legal or moral right to reject the Iraqi government’s officially submitted request for the withdrawal of all US forces from Iraq. His refusal to pull them out defies both the Iraqi parliament’s vote and the agreement signed by the two sides that provided legal cover for the deployment of 5,300 American personnel in the country to train Iraqi forces and help them fight the Islamic State group (Daesh).

7th January 2020 (no comments)

Soleimani’s funeral shows the Iranian leadership is preparing for a fight

By Abdel Bari Atwan

The US has placed all its forces in the Middle East on maximum alert, sent nine giant B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and tightened security at its bases and embassies worldwide, while all the mediators it has sent to Tehran to appeal for restraint have failed. This is a climate of war, not of bracing for one-off strikes whose impact can be contained, enabling things to revert to how they were before the assassination of Qods Force commander Gen.

3rd January 2020 (one comments)

Israel has finally succeeded in luring Trump into a showdown with Iran

By Abdel Bari Atwan

US President Donald Trump has taken the Middle East to war. Friday’s assassination of Iran’s Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) leader Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis was the official declaration. With this clearly illegal killing of ten people in a supposedly friendly state, the ‘leader of the free world’ has sunk to the level of a mafia boss, taking yet another leaf out of the book of his mentor Benjamin Netanyahu.

31st December 2019 (no comments)

Will 2020 see the US being finally forced to pull out its remaining troops?

By Abdel Bari Atwan

Seventeen years after ‘liberating’ Iraq and deposing the regime of President Saddam Hussein – with the loss of 4,000 troops and the injury of 33,000, and at a cost of $6 trillion — the US is back at square one. Its costly investment has come to nothing, and it is not even capable of safeguarding its embassy in Baghdad, the largest and most expensive in the world.

On Monday, thousands of Iraqi demonstrators, supporters of the Hashd ash-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Forces) and others, converged on the embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone and broke through the gates into the compound.

الاستِفزازات الإثيوبيّة لمِصر والسودان تتصاعد.. رفض الحق التّاريخي في المِياه للأولى وتحريض دول حوض النيل ضدّها واقتحام حدود الثّانية وقتل وإصابة عدد من جُنودها.. حتّى متَى تستمر سياسة “ضبط النفس” المِصريّة؟ ولماذا نعتقد أنّ سد النهضة هو أولويّة الجيش المِصري ويتقدّم على سيناء والصّحراء الليبيّة؟
عندما يهرب ترامب إلى ملجأ تحت البيت الأبيض خوفًا من المُحتجّين الغاضبين فهذا يعني أنّ الأمر خطيرٌ.. لماذا نتوقّع استِمرار الاحتِجاجات واتّساعها هذه المرّة؟ وهل روسيا تقف خلفها فِعلًا؟ ولماذا تسود “الشّماتة” مُعظم العواصم العالميّة؟ وهذه رِسالتنا للرئيس الأمريكيّ؟
ليبيا: السّكون الذي يَسبِق العاصفة.. لماذا لا نَستبعِد مُواجهةً تركيّةً روسيّةً بعد هزيمة حفتر الأخيرة؟ وما هي المُهمّة المرسومة لطائِرات “ميغ 29″ و”سوخوي 24” التي وصلت طرابلس؟ وهل سيكون عقيلة صالح هو الحل الثّالث لإنهاء الأزَمَة؟
الحكومة اللبنانية تنفي تبنيها قانون “قيصر” الأمريكي
 حزب مغربي يدعو سلطات بلاده الى إلغاء الاحتفالات بعيد الأضحى هذا العام بسبب أزمة كورونا والجفاف ووزير الزراعة يعلن استعداد الحكومة للمناسبة ويعتبرها مسألة “لوجيستية”
فزغلياد: التمرد العرقي الشعبي في الولايات المتحدة – حرب أهلية صغيرة
صحف مصرية: الحالة التي سيتدخل فيها الجيش لإنقاذ المصريين من براثن “كورونا”؟ وزير رياضة شهير عن تركي آل الشيخ: حيّر الجميع والأهلي أكبر من منّه.. سرايا عن السد الإثيوبي : مصر لن تخضع للأمر الواقع! رئيس تحرير الجمهورية يذكّر بقول شوقي عن الشعب المصري “يا له من ببغاء عقله في أذنيه”؟ رجاء الجداوي: يا ريت الناس تخاف والدولة ممكن تعجز عن توفير العلاج
رامي الشاعر: ألا تستحق سوريا الوطن إسعافات بلا شروط؟
صحيفة أمريكية: رسالة الأميركيين الأفارقة لبايدن: لا يكفي عدم كونك ترامب
الغارديان: تحديات السياحة في أوروبا
د. عبدالودود النزيلي: آراء أهل مدينة الفارابي الفاضلة ومضاداتها بإيجاز
عمر نجيب: الصراع في ليبيا يتأرجح بين مواجهة روسية أمريكية تركية.. هل تعود واشنطن لسياسة الزج بقواتها في حروب مكلفة بالشرق الأوسط ؟
زهير داودي: بين روتشيلد وبيل غيتس.. إلى أين يتجه العالم؟ (2/2)
د. محمد ناصر الخوالده: التعليم الجامعي والإعلام وعملية الغزو الفكري
الدكتور محمد بنيعيش: علم النفس اللغوي والبرهان العقدي للتواصل عند ابن حزم الأندلسي
الصادق بنعلال: بعد رحيل اليوسفي: لا نصنع الأساطير.. لكن لا تستهينوا  بالأبطال!
محمود كامل الكومي: أزمة الدولة والنظام الأمريكي ونبؤة مسلسل “النهاية “
ماهر حسين: بأي ذنب قتلوا إياد!
الدكتور حسن مرهج: قوانين واشنطن الاقتصادية.. إرهاب دولي ممنهج ” قيصر نموذجاً”
د. فوزي علي السمهوري: فليكن حزيران… شهر التعبئة والمواجهة… ودحرا لقوات الاحتلال؟! 
د. عبد الحميد فجر سلوم: ماذا قال الرئيس المرحوم حافظ الأسد لِفاروق الشرع عن فساد القيادة؟
نزار حسين راشد: أسئلة خفيفة الدم”.. لماذا تحصد كورونا ارواح بعض المطبعين والمطبعات؟
أيوب قدي: لمن تقرع الطبول في الفشقة.. الاستخفاف بالمواطن الاثيوبي والسوداني البسيط