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Hanne Nabintu Herland: The Arab Winter

Throughout history, democratic leaders have occasionally shown an extraordinary talent in destabilizing the world. This was the case in Germany leading up to World War II. It also seems to apply to the current Arab spring, or maybe rather the Arab winter. The Western attempt to portray the Arab uprising as a mere question of “ ’all Muslim peoples’ yearning ... Read More »

Hanne Nabintu Herland: NATO’s role in Libya war is one of the worst examples of Western assault in modern history

 In our lifetime NATO has gone from being a transatlantic defense organization to an aggressive political alliance which attacks weak states wherever Western interests are threatened. NATO’s brutal war and contribution to genocide in Libya is one of the worst examples of Western assault in modern history. In a just world the politically responsible Western authorities would have been brought ... Read More »

US’ atrocities in the Middle East has to stop

Robert McNamara eloquently warned in the documentary The fog of war against the US tendency to take part in civil wars by supporting one of the conflicting parties. He said that one is deemed to loose if this is the strategy. McNamara further stated that this was America’s biggest mistake in Vietnam, and the reason why the US lost the war.  This ... Read More »

Hanne Nabintu Herland: The clash of civilizations in the Middle East

Following the 1993 publishing of the book “Clash of Civilizations?” by the political scientist Samuel Huntington, it has only become more evident how prescient his thesis was at this time when looking at the US’ foreign policy in the Middle East. Huntington hypothesized that in the decades following the end of the Cold War; political conflicts would be rooted in ... Read More »