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America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

James Snell

America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

Comment: The White House has finally announced a strategy in Afghanistan, but the risk of an outsourced, mercenary approach is not off the cards, writes James Snell.

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

International Islamophobia calls for a global grassroots resistance

Malia Bouattia

International Islamophobia calls for a global grassroots resistance

Comment: Our strength in opposing international state-led Islamophobia lies in forging transnational networks, writes Malia Bouattia.

What is Russia's game in Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

What is Russia's game in Libya?

Comment: Although Russia appears to be shoring up relations with Khalifa ...

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam Hamad.

Andrew Leber and Nicholas Morley

America's last true wake-up call

Comment: The sight of white supremacists openly waving their banners of hate may be the last true wake-up call we get as a country, write Andrew Leber and Nicholas Morley.

Paul Monaghan

Between the wall and a hard place

Comment: Walls built to divide communities all ultimately prove futile, writes Paul Monaghan.

Contrived claims of nationalism in post-Mosul Iraq

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Contrived claims of nationalism in post-Mosul Iraq

Comment: Nationalist narratives of post-Mosul Iraq are not crafted with the interests of the poor or destitute in mind, writes Nazli Tarzi.

Kuwait's Korean conundrum

Giorgio Cafiero

Kuwait's Korean conundrum

Comment: Kuwait finds itself in a difficult position, hoping to preserve its close alliance with Washington while still maintaining diplomatic and economic relations with North Korea, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Robert Springborg

The end of American empire, and beginning of what?

Comment: As the US' imperial might in the Middle East declines, and Russia and China's stars rise, what does the Middle East's future hold? asks Robert Springborg.

Joe Odell

Behind the glossy veneer: Human rights abuses in UAE

Comment: When Khaled got his dream job in UAE, he wasn't expecting torture and arbitrary detention. UAE must be held to account over its human rights abuses, writes Joe Odell.

Imad K. Harb

To resolve the GCC crisis, keep Trump away

Comment: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson must insist on his independence in addressing the stalemate in the Gulf crisis, writes Imad K. Harb.