Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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Monthly Archives: December 2014
US senator Graham threatens to defund UN over Palestine bid | The Times of Israel.
Syria’s civil war is heading toward a point of no return. Advances by the Islamic State (IS) in eastern and northern Syria and the resurgence of other jihadi organizations in northwestern Syria are pushing the remnants of the so-called “moderate” … Continue reading
Secret Docs Reveal Dubious Details of Targeted Killings in #Afghanistan – SPIEGEL ONLINE #US #Taliban
Combat operations in Afghanistan may be coming to an end, but a look at secret NATO documents reveals that the US and the UK were far less scrupulous in choosing targets for killing than previously believed. Drug dealers were also … Continue reading
The Worst Narco-State in History? After 13-Year War, #Afghanistan’s Opium Trade Floods the Globe | Democracy Now! #US #Taliban
In the 13 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the country’s opium production has doubled, now accounting for about 90 percent of the world’s supply. To learn more, we are joined by Matthieu Aikins, a Kabul-based journalist … Continue reading
Israelis see them and they don’t see them. They are on the scaffold of the building going up next to ours. We see them and we don’t see them. We have no idea what they endure and we don’t care. … Continue reading