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Emile Nakhleh


Emile Nakhleh is a former Senior US Intelligence Officer, Director of the Global and National Policy Institute at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Washington sends arms to Europe to fight for democracy, while American weapons to Arab autocrats help defeat the struggle for freedom, writes Emile Nakhleh.

03 May, 2022

The US should take heed of local demands for democracy and respect for human rights and cease underwriting local authoritarian governments, writes Emile Nakhleh.

25 January, 2022

A US role in helping prop up autocrats and dictators led to the demise of political Islam and democracy in the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

06 November, 2021

Secretary of State Blinken is hailing the deals, but they’re just window dressing on a stalled peace process, writes Emile Nakhleh.

14 October, 2021

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its institutions must hastily re-imagine innovative ways for it to survive.

07 April, 2021

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both domestically and regionwide, writes Emile Nakhleh.

17 September, 2020

Comment: The Saudi crown prince's rise to power has in effect destabilised his country, and by extension Al Saud control, writes Emile Nakhleh.

02 April, 2020

Comment: The regimes' inability and unwillingness to address their peoples' legitimate demands is leading the region to more turmoil and uncertainty, writes Emile Nakhleh.

17 December, 2019

Comment: If the Arab and Iranian regimes hope to survive, they should implement a new social contract enshrining the people's right to hold their leaders accountable, writes Emile Nakhleh.

07 November, 2019

Comment: There is a growing threat of domestic terrorism from white supremacists in the US, Emile Nakhleh argues.

21 August, 2019