How Israel Spies on US Citizens
The Truths that Won’t Be Heard
Alain Gresh, 29 August
A never-shown Al Jazeera documentary on the pro-Israel lobby in the US reveals possibly illegal Israeli spying on US citizens, and the lobby’s fear of a changing political mood. (This article has been published in French in Le Monde diplomatique, and translated by Le Monde diplomatique, English (...)
Tunisia, Battlefield of The Gulf Countries
Youssef Cherif, 12 April
The crisis in the Arab world is partly caused by the policies of certain Persian Gulf principalities, among them the United Arab Emirates (UAE) whose central role is little known. And among the regions in which these countries maintain a proactive foreign policy, the least well-known would (...)
Israel Allied With the Gulf Countries Against Iran?
Nazeeha Said, December 2017
Despite their condemnation of Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, several Gulf countries, primarily Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, have opened channels of dialogue with Israel. It is supposed to face the “Iranian threat”, but are their citizens ready to accept the (...)
Is Cooperation Possible to Develop Joint Oil Fields in the Arabo-Persian Gulf?
Pierre Fabiani, August 2017
The crisis between Qatar and its neighbors has highlighted the tensions across the Arabo-Persian Gulf, which are not limited to hostility between Tehran and Riyadh. Cooperation in the exploitation of hydrocarbons could help to ease regional crises.
To unitize oil and gas (O&G) fields (...)
The United Arab Emirates have it in for the Muslim Brotherhood
Marc Cher-Leparrain, February 2017
Less populated and less hegemonic than Saudi Arabia, more discreet than Qatar, the United Arab Emirates has been not less active, especially since 2011, to fight political Islam in all its forms, with the Muslim Brotherhood as its main target. The federation is therefore in frontal opposition (...)