Ibrahim al-Marashi is an associate professor at the Department of History, California State University, San Marcos. He is the co-author of The Modern History of Iraq, 4th edition.
Middle Eastern governments have valid reasons to fear foreign conspiracies but deflecting blame on foreign hands instead of addressing citizens' grievances only weakens their own position.
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The most recent protests differ radically in their demands and the harsh government response has raised the stak.
The journalist’s death a year later reminds us of other voices Saudi Arabia has tried to silence.
Saudi Aramco is a massive contributor to climate change and at the same time, actively thwarts international efforts at mitigation.
Whether it was Houthi drones or Iranian cruise missiles, the recent attacks highlight the need to end Yemen’s civil war.
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