Russia vs NATO: How Mali became another front for the Ukraine War

Russia vs NATO: How Mali became another front for the Ukraine War

Moscow’s geopolitical quest in West Africa began earlier than the Ukraine conflict, and Mali’s immediate support for Russia following the war was a testament to Moscow’s success in that region   The distance between Ukraine and Mali is measured in thousands of kilometers. But the geopolitical distance is much closer to the point that it […]

How Palestinians Became a Factor in Israeli Politics

How Palestinians Became a Factor in Israeli Politics

Israel’s coalition government of right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is on the verge of collapse, which is unsurprising. Israeli politics, after all, is among the most fractious in the world, and this particular coalition was born out of the obsessive desire to dethrone Israel’s former leader, Benjamin Netanyahu. While Netanyahu was successfully ousted in June […]

The Limits of Israeli Intelligence: Does Israel Have a Yahya Sinwar Problem?

The Limits of Israeli Intelligence: Does Israel Have a Yahya Sinwar Problem?

Like typical analyses offered by western intelligences when trying to assess risks or understand major political phenomena in the Middle East, Israeli intelligence is equally short-sighted. It insists on analyzing the attitudes and body language of individuals instead of focusing on the behavior of collectives. This is the case today as Israel is desperately trying […]

Cost of the Ukraine War Felt in Africa, Global South

Cost of the Ukraine War Felt in Africa, Global South

While international news headlines remain largely focused on the war in Ukraine, little attention is given to the horrific consequences of the war which are felt in many regions around the world. Even when these repercussions are discussed, disproportionate coverage is allocated to European countries, like Germany and Austria, due to their heavy reliance on […]

The ‘Sword of Jerusalem’ Could Be Unleashed Again

The ‘Sword of Jerusalem’ Could Be Unleashed Again

Starting on April 15, the Israeli occupation army and police raided Al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem on a daily basis. Under the pretence of providing protection to provocative ‘visits’ by thousands of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers and rightwing fanatics, the Israeli army has wounded hundreds of Palestinians, including journalists, and arrested hundreds more. Palestinians […]

Palestine Needs Immediate Attention to Stave off Major Food Crisis

Palestine Needs Immediate Attention to Stave off Major Food Crisis

A friend, a young journalist in Gaza, Mohammed Rafik Mhawesh, told me that food prices in the besieged Strip have skyrocketed in recent weeks and that many already impoverished families are struggling to put food on the table. “Food prices are dramatically surging,” he said, “particularly since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war.” Essential food […]

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