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Rami G. Khouri

Middle East

Don't be fooled: Biden's trip was no boon to the Arab people

But it was probably very productive (and profitable) for Israel, Arab autocrats, and American arms manufacturers.

Global Crises

How 9/11 and the 'war on terror' tore the Arab world apart

The seeds of destruction were already planted with prior decades of colonialism propping up corrupt, weak governments.

Middle East

From little Sparta to Trojan horse: Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

This is the latest reminder that American diplomacy in the Middle East remains driven mainly by Israeli priorities and US domestic politics.

Middle East

Why Trump’s 'Peace Plan' Generated Arab Popular Rejection and Official Incoherence

The UAE joined the Arab League statement rejecting the proposal, yet UAE officials in DC applauded it and attended the launch event at the White House.