The current economic problems of Lebanon are entirely a reflection of the West in decline. When the US-led world order was established, the West was economically far more dominant than it is today, so they invested in Lebanon, allowing for some growth, however, much of this was consumption heavy, serving wealthy elites.
In a multicultural society like Australia it is inevitable that there will be disagreements among us regarding overseas conflicts, but does that mean we should allow lobbyists representing the agenda of a foreign state to get away with potentially criminalising their fellow Australians for their opinions about those conflicts?
Yemen is an ancient country that empires throughout history, including the Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and British have attempted to dominate for its strategic position as the naval gateway to the trading networks of the Indian Ocean. Prior to WW1 Yemen was occupied by two empires, British and Ottoman, the former would be overthrown by a national liberation movement led by South Yemeni socialists, while the Saudis would attempts to fill the power vacuum left by the defeat of the latter, meeting stiff Zaydi resistance.
By Jay Tharappel The latest Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which lasted for 50 days, has captured global attention for the heavy death-toll inflicted by the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) against Palestinian civilians. However the latest war also suggests that the ongoing Israeli occupation finds itself unable to dictate terms in the same way. On August 26th an … Continue reading Palestine, Gaza & Syria: The Heavy Price Paid for Resisting Regime-Change
Syria is being destabilised both militarily and economically. Militarily by insurgent forces sponsored by NATO, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. Economically by the sanctions regime imposed by the United States, the European Union, and even the Arab League. The Syrian economy has contracted by roughly 35 percent since the beginning of the war. Although the crisis began in March 2011…