Bahrain’s Assault on Free Press

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by Emile Nakhleh The Bahraini government’s decision on June 4 to shutter al-Wasat indefinitely yet again underscores the regime’s on-going assault on the freedom of expression and independent media. The information ministry claimed in its statement that it shut down… Continue Reading  

Rouhani: Delivering Human Rights After the Election

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by the Center for Human Rights in Iran The re-election of President Hassan Rouhani on May 19, 2017 was due in large part to the perception by the Iranian citizenry that his government would do more to improve human rights… Continue Reading  

Arms Deal Stories Omit War Crimes Arms Will Be Used For

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by Adam Johnson The Trump administration wrapped up a weapons deal with the Saudi Arabian government this week that will be worth up to $350 billion over the next ten years. News of the deal came as Trump visited Riyadh… Continue Reading  

Truth-Killing as a Meta-Issue

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by Paul R. Pillar Many of us have had more than our fill of the 100-day assessments of Donald Trump’s presidency.  Besides the arbitrary nature of this point on the calendar, and besides the sheer overload of the number of… Continue Reading  

Worst. 100 Days. Ever.

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by John Feffer If I were a Trump supporter, I’d be furious at the coverage of the president’s first 100 days. The mainstream media has engaged in a bout of competitive schadenfreude as headline writers and columnists vie for the… Continue Reading