Will the Gulf-Israel rapprochement be derailed by annexation? (Al Jazeera)

Netanyahu’s annexation plans could break the anti-Iran alliance Trump helped built between Israel and some Gulf states.


Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History and the director of the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan. His latest book, Engaging the Muslim World, is just out in a revised paperback edition from Palgrave Macmillan. He runs the Informed Comment website.

Black lives will not matter until the economy does (Al Jazeera)

It is time to drop the Western exploitative neoliberal model and build a pan-African prosocial collaborative economy.


Fabien Anthony is an accomplished tech entrepreneur and current Chairman of the Pan-African Council.

‘Green’ colonialism is ruining Indigenous lives in Norway (Al Jazeera)

Norway continues to allow the construction of wind farms on Saami land, which threatens their herding livelihoods.


Eva Maria Fjellheim is a PhD fellow at the Centre for Saami Studies at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway. – Florian Carl is an activist supporting decolonisation and climate justice.

The occupation has left Palestinians unable to control the virus (Al Jazeera)

COVID-19 has spread, uncontrolled, in heavily populated Palestinian cities, towns, and overcrowded refugee camps.


Jalal Abukhater, a Jerusalemite, holds an MA in International Relations and Politics from the University of Dundee

The BBC’s latest attempt to play down the UK’s role in slavery (Al Jazeera)

Why did the BBC publish an article glorifying a 19th-Century Nigerian slave trader amid global BLM protests?


Tafi Mhaka is a Johannesburg-based social and political commentator.

African women face two pandemics (Al Jazeera)

African states have failed to protect women and children from violence amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Rosebell Kagumire is a feminist writer, award-winning blogger and social-political commentator – Vivian Ouya is a Kenyan human rights lawyer and socialist feminist. She is the co-founder of Feminists in Kenya

Nepal is walking a tightrope between India and China (Al Jazeera)

India-China tensions are complicating a simmering political crisis in Kathmandu.


Arif Rafiq is president of Vizier Consulting, LLC, a political risk advisory company.