Regions / United Arab Emirates
With oil prices down and wealthy countries bungling COVID-19, the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses that wealth papers over.
The U.S.-brokered pact makes no pretense of peace for Palestinians. Instead, it sharpens a regional coalition against Iran.
The normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel, facilitated by the U.S., props up repressive leaders and harms Palestinians.
Without professional enablers, corruption, money laundering, and the financing of human rights abuses would be much more difficult.
For all their overwhelming firepower, the U.S. and its allies can cause a lot of misery in the Middle East, but still can't govern the course of events.
Gun exports reached record levels in 2017 and again in 2018. Can Congress stop Trump from loosening the rules even further?
The only upside to Bolton's dangerous aggression toward Iran is that it may put him too far out in front of Trump.
It's unpopular at home and abroad, and regional politics don't favor it. But we should take neocons like Bolton at their word.
The United States is helping Oman militarize its border with Yemen, trapping refugees from the U.S.-backed bombing of the country.
From the Muslim Ban to family separations, the U.S. is cruelly restricting refugees from conflicts it helped create.