Anti-Human Rights

The West and Syria

Unlike other Arab leaders confronted to a protest movement such as former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak or Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a wide political reform program coupled with a reasonable timetable extending until the end of 2011 at the most. This change which was initiated […]

Caveats in the Yemeni Narrative

The Arab Spring has finally become beastly, marching stealthily and devouring a third dictator in the Middle East when it all but seemed that the region was lapsing back to its bad old ways of autocratic rule. In the event, President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s exit turned out to be even […]

US Planing to Grab Venezuela’s Oil

There is a growing impression that Venezuela with its oil riches is the next country on the US hit list. One would have to be a hopeless idealist to believe that – after US crusades swept across Asian and African oil-producing countries – the Venezuelan oil deposits so far remaining […]

“Western poker” in Syria

The current events confirm the forecasts made by experts, who became a skilled hand in analyzing the Western politics regarding the “undeveloped” countries. A week ago we wrote that we may soon expect sanctions against Syria. On May 18, the sanctions were imposed. President Barack Obama has announced that the […]

Gaddafi: ‘We Will Live Free Or Die’

On April 29, one day before Muammar Gaddafi lost his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three grandchildren (two-years-old Carthage, 18-months-old Saif Mohamed and 6-months-old Mastura) under NATO night attack, he delivered a speech on Libyan national TV. He permitted few sharp words towards Italian leaders, the words, which being snatched […]

Open Letter to President Gaddafi

Yesterday ORIENTAL REVIEW received a fundamental exclusive comment on Mu’ummar Qaddafi’s Recollections of My Life from Mr. Iqbal Alimohamed, the former senior UN official who served as the UNHCR Regional Representative in Malaysia, Japan, Australia and the Sudan. We believe this very important document deserves special attention and our journal […]