4 mn read Trump administration imposed certain sanctions on Persian Gulf nations that stopped India to importing oil from Iran in mid-2019. But now as sanctions are about to ease following the time span, India is prepping to get back into the buyers list and start importing again, according to the reports. The current situation followed when Trump […]
3 mn read Eat News interviewed Taha Siddiqui, a winner of the prestigious Albert Londres Prize. Taha Siddiqui is currently Chief-Editor of South Asia Press; he also writes for the New York Times, The Guardian, France News24, Al-Jazeera, and other well-known media.
6 mn read The Jordanian royal family said on April 4 it had foiled a plot against the kingdom involving a half-brother of King Abdullah II, arresting at least 16 suspects it accused of “sedition” and alleging foreign complicity. Talking with Amine Kammouriyeh, a Lebanese expert in the middle east, Eat News explores the real story behind this coup between Prince Hamzah and King Abdullah II to research the background and motives of this overthrowing.
2 mn read More than 180 human rights organizations have called for a boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics protest China’s mass human rights abuses. But the U.S. government, which leads the “free world,” has so far not supported the boycott it. In response, Michael Johns, a Tea Party leader and former speechwriter for U.S. President George H. W. Bush, reminded China in an interview with Eat News that the U.S. boycotted the Soviet-hosted Moscow Olympics in 1980. “It’s a big symbolic step.”
4 mn read The first high-level meeting between U.S. and Chinese officials under the new Biden administration started on March 18. Senior U.S. diplomats accused the Chinese Communist Party(CCP) of “genocide” against the Uyghurs, while Chinese diplomats counter that the U.S. has allowed a “massacre of black people.” In response, Tea Party leader and former speechwriter for U.S. President George H. W. Bush Michael Johns told Eat News, China’s allegations were “ridiculous”. He said, “I honestly was immensely offended with the Chinese delegation’s lecture of us,” and “Let’s reconvene when you’re prepared to address these issues honestly and sincerely.”
2 mn read The U.S. government’s attitude toward Taiwan has always been i ntentionally ambiguous. In 1949, the U.S. allowed Chiang Kai-shek, who had lost t he Chinese Civil War in Mainland China, to rule Taiwan dictatorially to c ounterbalance Communist China. In 1979, the U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with the Republic of China to unite with the Chinese Communist Party to confront the Soviet Union. Even in recent years, the U.S. has not dared to take a stand on the issue of Taiwan’s independence, indicating that U .S. foreign policy remains strategically ambiguous and that the US tacitly supports the status quo. In response, Michael Johns, a leader of the Tea Party and speechwriter for former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, stated directly in an interview with Eat News that he supports Taiwan’s independence and emphasized that his position has always been the same.
4 mn read Might you constantly think and have logic that United Nations always protect and promote human rights, civil society activists, human rights defenders, and other peace promoters worldwide? Defiantly, you thought with a firm belief that it is not possible how an un-democratic country China could control and use United Nations to counter human rights defenders.
4 mn read Talking with Gerry Stoker, a British political scientist and former government advisor, Eat News explores the key institutional failures that led to over 100,000 British deaths in just one year.
4 mn read Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the central foreign policy of the United States has been focused on the Middle East. In addition to the competition for oil resources, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Bush administration sent U.S. troops to attack Iraq and Afghanistan and stationed troops in the Middle East. It was only after the Obama administration launched its pivot to the Asia-Pacific region in its second term. Also, Trump was elected president in 2016 with an “anti-China” slogan that U.S. foreign policy moved from the Middle East to China. Now, David H. Rundell, a 30 years veteran of the U.S. State Department and a longtime diplomat based in the Middle East, gives an exclusive interview to Eat News to analyze Trump and Biden administrations’ Middle East policies.
3 mn read Eat News conducted an exclusive interview with Malek Francis who’s an engineer, and a political expert, and activist dedicated to peace, human rights, equality and democracy. He serves as Chairperson of the American Lebanese Congress, President of the American Lebanese Syrian Association, and founder of the American Lebanese Anti-Discrimination Committee.