David Ray begins his powerful poem with a rumination on a photograph of an American airman hitting golf balls on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf The image was published in The New York Times in 2003 David Ray begins his powerful poem with a rumination on a photograph of an American airman hitting golf balls on an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
The stakes are high for the Paris climate summit next month, and hundreds of thousands of people are expected in the streets to demand a meaningful agreement to tackle the global crisis.
Saudi Arabia has been accused of human rights abuses for decades, from suppressing dissent to beheading people for minor crimes. So why has it been appointed to head a U.N. human rights panel?
A flood of US defense dollars long has supported Saudi Arabia, a hideous human rights abuser Ending the U-Saudi alliance could bring an enormous peace dividend to Americans.
In a move to allay the Persian Gulf state’s concerns over the Iran nuclear deal, the Pentagon is completing an agreement to provide weapons for the Saudi military effort against Islamic State and Yemen.
As Sunni militants continue their march across the country, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Monday that the U.S. is considering launching drone strikes in Iraq. "Democracy Now!" speaks with Iraqi-American political analyst Raed Jarrar for clarity on the developments.
In election 2012’s “foreign policy” debate, Iran came up no less than 47 times Americans got virtually nothing substantial about Iran, while its (nonexistent) WMDs were hawked as the top US national security issue Now, with the campaign Sturm und Drang behind us but the threats still around, the question is: Can Obama 20 bridge the gap between current U policy and Persian optics?.
For what would be the third such occurrence in the last year, the Iranian navy claims to have captured a US surveillance drone that flew into its airspace However, the U government says none of its pilotless planes are missing.
Washington’s tendency to handle the Bahraini monarchy with kid gloves and to defer to the Saudis is ill serving the stability of the Persian Gulf. Risking the radicalization of Bahrain’s Shiite community may be a very bad idea.Risking the radicalization of Bahrain’s Shiite community may be a very bad idea.
The Obama administration is increasing the speed at which the U.S. is deploying military defenses in the Persian Gulf, putting ships and anti-missile systems in the area in response to worries about a possible Iranian missile attack and in an effort to put pressure on Tehran.