RAMZY BAROUD: in the words of Victor Hugo ‘to simplify is to be an idiot’ and when assessing the turmoil affecting the Middle East there is a lot of simplified commentary
RAMZY BAROUD: The parallels between the two countries are uncannily similar. What route will the Egyptian people choose?
RAMZY BAROUD: It’s a dismal, depressing conclusion to make following events over the past two weeks. But it’s clear what ‘democracy’ means for Egyptians
DANIEL M. VARISCO: David Brooks is taking a dangerous road by ascribing what he calls ‘mental deficiencies’ to the Egyptian people.
RAMZY BAROUD: You can be sure that whatever turmoil is happening in the Middle East the hands of the West will be present
MOUSTAFA ABDELHALIM, CGNEWS: She comes from a modest background, celebrates local cooking and has had a massive impact throughout Egypt
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: At first there was peaceful protest but that soon turned violent. What is the significance of the Royal Opera House incident?
JUAN COLE: The assassination of Chokri Belaid has brought tens of thousands Tunisians onto the streets.
ELISABETH JAQUETTE, ARABLIT: The re-publication of an infamous work could portend the arrival of a ‘golden age’ in Arabic graphic novels
JUAN COLE: It’s been another extraordinary year across the Middle East. Here is my take on the most significant changes this year
JUAN COLE: From Jordan to Tunisia, from civil war to pilfered Palestinian land the Arab world is in a febrile state.
NEWS FROM SYRIA: The discredited SNC has finally been subsumed by an organisation that has genuine potential to shape a new Syria
JAMES M. DORSEY: Many Arab countries are now preoccupied with their own internal issues which has seen Palestine slip down the agenda.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The rituals of the Haj contain lessons for all of us whether Muslim or not. In these violent times their force is even greater
JAMES M. DORSEY: Sharp sectarian divides between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Middle East constitutes the Achilles heel for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan.
JUAN COLE: The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi seems to have been a turning point for the people of Benghazi.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: The treasury is proposing $12-billion, while Defense $15-billion. According to Haaretz, Netanyahu is expected to go with the Defense Ministry