Jason Rezaian’s Prisoner Reviewed

Jason Rezaian (State Department via Flickr).

by John Limbert Beginning July 2014, the Iranians had a problem. For reasons known only to them­selves, Revolutionary Guards Security Officers arrested Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi, his wife of 15 months, in the garage of their… Continue Reading  

Egypt Blacks Out Coverage of Sisi’s 60 Minutes Interview

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by Joe Stork CBS’s flagship news program 60 Minutes provocatively promoted its interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as “the interview Egypt’s government doesn’t want on TV.” After CBS recorded the interview, Egypt’s ambassador to the United States as… Continue Reading  

Minimal Media Attention Helped Sink Crucial Climate Initiatives

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by Justin Anderson Climate change took a backseat to other issues in this year’s midterm elections, and humanity may end up paying the price. The majority of climate change-related ballot measures failed, many climate deniers in the Republican party won… Continue Reading  

Assassins Without Borders

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by John Feffer Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club. Assassins Without Borders has roots that go back, in the modern era at least, to the policies of the Soviet Union, Chile,… Continue Reading  

Khashoggi Rejiggers Middle East At Potentially Horrible Cost

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and King Salman

by James M. Dorsey The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. At stake is… Continue Reading