United Arab Emirates
By Josh Varlin, 8 December 2018
NYU faculty closed a December 3 meeting by overwhelmingly supporting a resolution supporting the creation of an independent faculty committee to defend academic freedom.
By Paula Smith, 26 November 2018
The United Arab Emirates’ rulers granted British PhD student Matthew Hedges “gracious clemency.” Just days earlier a court in Abu Dhabi sentenced him to life imprisonment.
“There’s a pattern here that NYU doesn’t want to acknowledge”
By Josh Varlin, 23 January 2018
NYU faculty members have been victimized under the dirty deal struck by the university with the reactionary Persian Gulf oil monarchy.
By Chris Marsden, 5 August 2017
An earlier blaze in the United Arab Emirates tower was attributed to the same type of cladding and insulation used on Grenfell Tower in London.
By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2015
Thousands of foreign troops, including large contingents from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, are readying an assault on the capital, Sanaa.
By Patrick Martin, 27 August 2014
Armed conflicts now extend across North Africa and the Middle East in a continuous band from Tripoli to Baghdad.
By Isaac Finn and Fred Mazelis, 3 June 2014
A recent report provided details on the beatings, arrests, deportations and other abuses.
By Dylan Lubao, 12 February 2013
The accident is another indication of the exploitative and oppressive conditions facing millions of migrant contract workers around the world.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 May 2012
The Pentagon has dispatched F-22 Raptors, its most advanced warplanes, to the United Arab Emirates in a provocative escalation of US war threats against Iran.
US State Department human rights reports
Part 6: United Arab Emirates
By John Marion, 3 May 2011
The US State Department recently released its “2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.” This year’s annual report provides details on human rights conditions in over 190 countries. Included are reports on the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which represents the US-backed monarchies of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.
By Patrick O’Connor, 2 March 2010
The reaction of world governments to the brutal murder of Hamas member Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month underscores the extent to which basic precepts of international law have been torn up under the “war on terror”.
By Alex Messenger, 3 December 2009
The Dubai debt default demonstrates the fragility of the so-called recovery and the level of dependence of developing countries on US monetary policy.
By Alex Messenger, 28 November 2009
Dubai’s default on $59 billion of foreign borrowings is more than the inevitable product of the gulf state’s property boom. It reflects the continuing fragility of the global financial system
By Peter Schwarz, 19 June 2009
In a region dominated by the US for the past 50 years and where America has conducted two major wars—in Iraq and Afghanistan—France is offering nuclear protection to a country without coordinating its actions with NATO and the US.
By Kumaran Ira, 15 June 2009
The inauguration of a French military base in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, demonstrates that French capitalism is eager to secure its interests in the Persian Gulf and has ambitions to be a global player.