Marwan Bishara

  • TThe unwritten rule in US and other Western capitals regarding nukes is: Don’t mention Israel’s nuclear programme. Even journalists in the mainstream media don’t, or won’t, ask the Israeli or Western officials simple and direct questions about Israel’s nukes.There seems ...

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  • T I am sort of glad President Obama didn’t apologise for the recent US soldier killing spree in Afghanistan, leaving it to his “inferiors” to do the embarrassing bidding.Obama’s failure to apologise was not for the same reasons as Newt Gingrich, who reckons the US president ...

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  • T Since the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, Western military and political interference has had a role in all major transformations in the Arab world and the region in general. After European colonialism redrew the fault lines and contours of the new Middle East and North African regions, the Cold ...

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  • TThe ebb and flow of the Arab revolutions is revealing political storms that could flood the Arab world with chaos. The people and their organised opposition groups mustnt fall prey to the dictators ultimatums ofme or the flood. It is a false choice. The Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions have shown ...

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  • TWhy has Syria called for an emergency summit of the Arab League? In strategic affairs, it is called escaping forward. With its back to the wall, instead of retreating, the government of President Bashar al-Assad is charging forward, taking the offensive. After the Arab League suspended its ...

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  • TObama is the the first Jewish President. Thats the title of New York magazines lead article, written by John Heilemann and quoting a major Obama fundraiser. Listening to Obama speak at the United Nations on Wednesday many would nod in agreement, not less in Palestine and the Arab world. The US ...

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  • TAl Jazeeras chief political analyst interprets what the fall of Tripoli means for Libya, the Arab Spring and the West. A six month NATO-aided rebellion in Libya has advanced on the capital, Tripoli, in an effort to oust 42-year leader Muammar Gaddafi. Whats next for Libya and the national ...

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  • TMarwan Bishara, Al Jazeeras senior political analyst, answers questions about the current escalation - and what some see as setbacks - surrounding the uprisings in Libya, Syria, and Yemen. How do you explain the fact that since the upheavals erupted several months ago, the Libyan, Yemeni and ...

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  • TWhile we have been fixated on successive Arab breakthroughs and victories against tyranny and extremism, Washington is failing miserably but discreetly in Afghanistan. The American medias one-obsession-at-a-time coverage of global affairs might have put the spotlight on President Obamas slow and ...

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