Countering Iran the major factor behind US support for Bahrain: Deepak Tripathi

Deepak Tripathi is a British historian, journalist and researcher who specializes in South and West Asia affairs, terrorism and the United States foreign policy. He was born into a political family in Unnao, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. His grandfather, Pandit Vishwambhar Dayal Tripathi, was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and [...]

U.S. support for brutal dictators is a source of frustration in the Middle East: Anthony DiMaggio

Anthony DiMaggio is a university professor, writer, political commentator and media expert. He is the author of numerous books, including Mass Media, Mass Propaganda (2008), When Media Goes to War (2010), and Crashing the Tea Party (2011).  He has taught U.S. and Global Politics at Illinois State University, and published articles and commentaries in a [...]

If Mugabe, then why not Museveni?

Are Museveni’s sins less despicable than Mugabe’s or Kaddafi’s? Yoweri Museveni’s violent response to mass protests in Uganda – sparked by rising food and fuel prices –-is just one of many such traits found in most dictators in the world (if not in Africa). Media reports suggest that Museveni will stop at nothing but a [...]

Gambia: Opposition Leader Slams Gov’t Statement on Ivory Coast ‘pathetic and immoral’

The United Democratic Party (UDP) is the latest to join the debate on the political situation in the Ivory Coast, making its position known and stressing that the Ivorian people and the international community that had worked so hard to help chart a democratic future for Ivory Coast had to act to safeguard their mandate [...]

International silence over the Middle East felonies

As the U.S.-backed repressive regimes of the Middle East harshly crack down on their unarmed, innocent citizens, the international community has kept a low profile and indifferently watches the massacre of pro-freedom demonstrators in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen by the merciless dictators of the Persian Gulf region. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook [...]

What the UN Resolution 1975 (2011) is not doing in Côte d’Ivoire

U.N. peacekeeping director Alain Le Roy When Laurent Gbagbo’s endgame seemed imminent, the U.N. peacekeeping director Alain Le Roy hastily declared that the “war is over” in the western African nation of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), a headline that was splashed across TV screens, newspapers, news radio stations, and social networks around the world. But [...]

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