Saudi Arabia and the West’s Right Wing: A Dubious Alliance

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by James M. Dorsey Traditionally focused on ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim Islam, Saudi funding in the era of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has been streamlined and finetuned to ensure that it serves his geopolitical ambitions, primarily stymying the expansion of… Continue Reading  

Saudi Arabia’s Strange Bedfellows 

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by Eldar Mamedov At the beginning of December a group of “independent women-pioneers” from Saudi Arabia visited Brussels. The delegation had meetings in the European Parliament (EP), European Commission and think-tanks. The announced purpose of the visit was to hold… Continue Reading  

Europe’s Extreme Right is in Bed with MEK

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by Eldar Mamedov Until recently Spain was the envy of Europe. While in most countries the resurgence of the populist right was reshaping national politics, Spain was able to dodge the trend: a centre-right government lost power six months ago… Continue Reading  

Dershowitz Remains on Board of Mercer-Funded Anti-Muslim Group

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by Eli Clifton Retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told LobeLog he will remain on the board of the Gatestone Institute, a right-wing think tank that receives money from Trump megadonors Robert and Rebekah Mercer and disseminates anti-Muslim and anti-refugee… Continue Reading  

Bernie Sanders and a Progressive International

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by John Feffer In his recent speeches and articles, Bernie Sanders has been talking about forming a Progressive International. It’s about time. The alt-right, thanks in part to Steve Bannon, has formed an international network centered in Europe on the National… Continue Reading