Islam and Environmentalism

by Austin Bodetti Across the Global South, community leaders, politicians, and scientists are wrestling with how to rally their compatriots to combat climate change and prepare their countries for the dangers of environmental degradation. In several corners of the Muslim… Continue Reading  

Global Game of Thrones

by John Feffer I was surprised to learn that Dagmar Havlova had become a monarchist. In 1990, when I first met the sister-in-law of Czech playwright and later president Vaclav Havel, she was a spokesperson for Civic Forum, the movement… Continue Reading  

New Iran Metals Sanctions Target Jobs, Not Government Revenue

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj The Trump administration has announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran’s steel, aluminum and copper industries. A statement from President Trump declares, “Today’s action targets Iran’s revenue from the export of industrial metals—10 percent of its… Continue Reading  

Tensions Rising among Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE

by Cinzia Bianco Despite recurring indications that King Mohammed VI of Morocco was due to visit King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh at the end of April, no such visit has yet materialized—a new sign of rising tensions between… Continue Reading  

The West’s Bias on Yemen Hinders Peace Efforts

by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey Not only are American and British weapons used on Yemeni civilian areas, Western military support and consent for the Saudi Arabia-led war on Yemen damages already fragile peace efforts between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed and… Continue Reading