29 August 2017
An economic blockade led by US ally Saudi Arabia backfired spectacularly as Qatar announced it had reopened full diplomatic ties with Iran last week.
13 June 2017
A campaign of sanctions and threats against Gulf state Qatar showed up tensions among competing Middle Eastern powers—and confusion among the US ruling class.
01 March 2016
Early election results from Iran have indicated large gains for the List of Hope, the “reformist” wing of the Islamic Republican regime’s ruling class.
14 July 2015
Iranian socialist Nima Soltanzadeh welcomes an historic deal to end economic sanctions that only helped the regime
07 April 2015
The danger for Western imperialism is that the mess—and with it the Middle East—escapes anyone’s control, writes Alex Callinicos
01 July 2014
For the region’s Kurdish minority, both sides of the current upheaval stand in the way of liberation, writes Ron Margulies
24 June 2014
Many of the modern borders in the Middle East were created by a secret agreement between imperial powers Britain and France during the First World War, explains Annette Mackin