The Oslo predicament and the PA’s failure, collaboration and repression… (Part I)

At the end of June, the EU and US-trained Palestinian Authority (PA) police, the mukhabarat and un-uniformed thugs attack on two consecutive days Palestinians protesting against the invitation of Israeli war criminal Shaul Mofaz to Ramallah. Mofaz was Chief-of-Staff of the IOF from 1998 until 2003, and then Israeli Defence Minister from 2003 until 2006, making … Continue reading

Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States

The revolutionary processes in the Middle East cannot be fully understood without an analysis of the role of the Gulf states in the global economy, and as integrated into the regional construction of US power. Adam Hanieh, Capitalism and Class in the Gulf Arab States (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), 266pp. In an Arab world in turmoil and revolution, … Continue reading

Syria: Results of the Tenth Five-Year Plan

This article is clearly in the continuation of my two last posts concerning the situation in Syria and especially concerning the social and economic perspectives of the country. Syria is, as you all know by now, at a crossroad in terms of socio economic policy and the Tenth Five-Year Plan launched in 2005 is now … Continue reading

Syria or what’s going on?

Syria today is at a crossroad for many reasons, but especially on a national and societal scale. Syria has changed a lot over the last few years and the consequences are visible everywhere and throughout the country’s landscape. On an economic, societal and political scale the country has evolved, but towards what? The government claims … Continue reading

La Palestine : le mensonge de la Pax Economica

La Palestine est encore et toujours d’actualité essentiellement à cause du maintien de l’occupation israélienne et le refus de la création d’un Etat pour les palestiniens. Dernièrement , les récents articles et dépêches d’informations concernant la Palestine louent la croissance économique dans les territoires occupés de Cisjordanie et la bonne gouvernance du tandem Abbas / … Continue reading

Consequences of the world financial crisis on the Middle East

All the countries in the world have been affected by the financial crisis, the numerous recoveries plans going from the United States to Europa are now well known and are up to billions of dollars. The American President Obama is multiplying decisions to put back on track the US economy in injecting billions of dollars … Continue reading