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A Good Offense?

Yemen is now in the third year of a bombing campaign and mercenary-fueled ground war that has created one of the most pressing humanitarian crises in the world. The bombing started in March, 2015, when Saudi Arabia purchased and cajoled a coalition to wage what many have called a proxy war to combat Iranian influence in the region. In September, 2014 More...

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By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Divide and Don’t Conquer

The Saudi-led coalition that launched a devastating bombing campaign on northern Yemen has continued over two years. It is largely a coalition of those willing to be bought (such as Egypt, Sudan and Somalia) alongside More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Friday, April 7th, 2017
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Bombing al-Asad and Arming the Saudis

The world was rightly aghast at the recent callous use of sarin gas by the desperate regime of Bashar al-Asad on Syrian civilians in Idlib last week. Twitter-and-trigger-happy American President Trump, reeling from More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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The Toxic Proxy War over Yemen

A little over two years ago a coalition led by Saudi Arabia began a bombing campaign against its southern neighbor, the poorest and most populous country on the Arabian Peninsula. Although it was named “Decisive More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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With Friends like this…

The old saying goes “With friends like this, who needs enemies.” This is especially apparent in the visit of Saudi Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to meet newly elected American President Donald Trump in mid-March. More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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The Politics of Famine

In the year 1798, just at the start of the French Revolution, an English parson named Thomas Malthus published a book that would have major repercussions, including influence on a young Charles Darwin working on More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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Film: “En flyktings hemska dröm och hur han lever i Sverige”

BÖRJA MED ATT SE FILMEN av Abdullah Ahmad: En flyktings hemska dröm och hur han lever i Sverige. “Den handlar om en flyktings hemska dröm, och visar han hur han mår och försöker kämpa och träna. Filmen More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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Till dig som är socialdemokrat: Vi tror inte att du vill det här!

Just nu dimper brev ner i brevlådorna hos en mängd socialdemokratiska politiker runt om i Sverige. Vi vet att många av dem inte står bakom sitt partis asylpolitik. Vi hoppas att de tveksamma kommer att ta ställning, More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Ser vi början på en självmordsepidemi?

Ytterligare ett självmord rapporterat bland de afghanska ungdomarna. En pojke i Karlstad. Det fjärde på en vecka. I svenska tidningar skrivs sällan om självmord. Vi vet att sådana skriverier ofta inspirerar More...

By Ville Olsson On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Stulen gas eller blick mot framtiden?

Den 26:e september förra året slöts ett gasavtal mellan Jordanien och Israel, där Jordanien kommer att köpa gas från de Levithanska gasfälten i Medelhavet. Avtalet uppges uppgå till ett värde av 10 miljarder More...