Tomgram: Nick Turse, How to Arm a Dictator

Hueys Over Yemen Is U.S. Aid Suppressing Another Mideast Freedom Struggle? By Nick Turse Reprinted with permission of In recent weeks, Yemeni protesters calling for an immediate end to the 32-year reign of U.S.-backed President Ali Abdullah Saleh have… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Shahin and Juan Cole, The Women’s Movement in the Middle East

An Arab Spring for Women The Missing Story from the Middle East By Shahin Cole and Juan Cole Reprinted with permission of The “Arab Spring” has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: McCoy and Reilly, An Empire of Failed States

Washington on the Rocks An Empire of Autocrats, Aristocrats, and Uniformed Thugs Begins to Totter By Alfred W. McCoy and Brett Reilly Reprinted with permission of In one of history’s lucky accidents, the juxtaposition of two extraordinary events has… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Engelhardt, This Can’t End Well

Sleepwalking into the Imperial Dark What It Feels Like When a Superpower Runs Off the Tracks By Tom Engelhardt Reprinted with permission of This can’t end well. But then, how often do empires end well, really?  They live vampirically… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Ira Chernus, The Great Israeli Security Scam

Three Myths of Israel’s Insecurity And Why They Must Be Debunked By Ira Chernus Reprinted with permission of Here are the Three Sacred Commandments for Americans who shape the public conversation on Israel: 1. For politicians, especially at the… Continue Reading