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The GOP Candidates in U.S. Presidential Race Use Muslims as Scapegoats: Prof. Marjorie Cohn

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By Kourosh Ziabari The U.S. presidential campaign is going on vigorously, and the contenders left in the race are doing their best to attract more voters and make promises that would appeal to larger groups of people nationwide. The Republican runners have been frenziedly competing to boost their popularity among the white voters by playing on anti-immigrant, anti-minority sentiments, especially …

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Israel Has No Intention of Ending the Occupation and Settlement Expansion in the West Bank: CJ Werleman

Israel Has No Intention of Ending the Occupation and Settlement Expansion in the West Bank: CJ Werleman

By Kourosh Ziabari Both the staunch supporters of Israel and its vocal critics across the globe are concerned about where the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is destined. Its supporters fear that the expansion of illegal settlements and the continued blockade of the Gaza Strip put the “Israeli democracy” into jeopardy and undercut its moral authority globally. The opponents of Israel, on the …

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Western Media Do Not Cover Iran’s Humanitarian Contributions to Syria: Andre Vltchek

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By Kourosh Ziabari The increased involvement of different state and non-state actors in Syria with conflicting interests has rendered the horror-stricken country’s future bleak and more capricious than before. On February 11 and on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference 2016, it was announced that the United States, Russia and other world powers have agreed on the enforcement of …

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Israel Violates the Fourth Geneva Convention in a Variety of Ways: Prof. Richard Falk

Israel Violates the Fourth Geneva Convention in a Variety of Ways: Prof. Richard Falk

By Kourosh Ziabari Since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, tensions emerged in the Middle East that not only have not subsided through the course of these years, but continue to soar and disturb the entire region. Much attention has been given to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the media and academic circles, and pundits and commentators have …

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Israel Defies UN Efforts to Bring it into Compliance with Int’l Law: Prof. William A. Cook

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By Kourosh Ziabari Nearly seven decades after the eruption of what turned out to be one of the longest-running, most violent confrontations of the modern history, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be on the headlines, and despite the loss of so much political and financial capital, refuses to be resolved in a meaningful and sustainable way. In a recent op-ed …

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The Refugee Crisis Threatens Euro-American Economic Domination: Prof. Serena Parekh

Serena Parekh

By Kourosh Ziabari While the European Union grapples with the biggest refugee crisis since the World War II, there’s a heated debate going on as to whether taking in asylum-seekers and helping them resettle is a moral and legal responsibility which the EU countries should assume. According to the UN estimates, more than 15.5 million people have been displaced as …

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The Swedish FM Has Been Unsparing in Criticizing Saudi Arabia, Israel and ISIS: Prof. Vijay Prashad

The Swedish FM Has Been Unsparing in Criticizing Saudi Arabia, Israel and ISIS: Prof. Vijay Prashad

By Kourosh Ziabari On January 12, the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for an investigation into the “extrajudicial killing” of Palestinians by the Israeli forces. It’s said that at least 141 Palestinians have been assassinated by Israel since mid-September 2015. Israel maintains that these Palestinians were engaged in a campaign of incitement against its citizens and soldiers, stabbing or …

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Politically Inspired Execution of Dissidents Erode Popular Support for Saudi Arabia: Ian Williams

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By Kourosh Ziabari As the sectarian tensions soar in the Middle East and the ISIS terrorists continue to wreak havoc on the people of Iraq and Syria, Saudi Arabia’s role in the deteriorating situation in the region has come under closer scrutiny. Saudi Arabia is involved in regional squabbles on different fronts: in March 2015, it embarked on a unilateral …

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There Is a Tacit Agreement Between the Saudi Government, Al-Qaeda and ISIS: Prof. Derek Ford

There Is a Tacit Agreement Between the Saudi Government, Al-Qaeda and ISIS: Prof. Derek Ford

By Kourosh Ziabari With the breakdown of diplomatic relations between Tehran and Riyadh and critical comments coming from here and there lambasting the execution of dissident Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi Arabia is finding itself in the middle of a serious legitimacy crisis. Saudi Arabia’s PR campaign in the United States is said to be heavily-funded and there are …

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