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Emile Nakhleh

Middle East

The Iraq War was dominated by groupthink and absolutely no humility

As a result, Washington policymakers barreled in 20 years ago with no real awareness of what would happen.

Middle East

The stark contradictions of US policy in Ukraine and the Middle East

Washington sends arms to Europe to fight for democracy, while American weapons to Arab autocrats help defeat the struggle for freedom.

Middle East

A new social contract for Arab states

The US should take heed of local demands for democracy and respect for human rights and cease underwriting local authoritarian governments.

Middle East

Despite official celebrations, Arab street still resents the Abraham Accords

Secretary of State Blinken is hailing the deals, but they’re just window dressing on a stalled peace process.