Added on 17/02/2014
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PETER VAN BUREN, INFORMED COMMENT: Drone attacks on U.S nationals overseas could be a portent of things to come at home.
Added on 05/02/2014
Abdullah Yusuf Azzam , Al Qaeda , Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula , al-Zawahiri , Ayman al-Zawahiri , Egyptian Islamic Jihad , Entertainment/Culture , FBI Most Wanted Terrorists , Iraq , Islam , Islamic terrorism , Osama Bin Laden , Terrorism , Videos and audio recordings of Ayman al-Zawahiri , Zawahiri
JUAN COLE: The insistence by many commentators in speaking about a single Al Qaeda entity in Iraq and Syria is plain wrong.
Added on 29/10/2013
Al Qaeda , Asia , Fertile Crescent , Foreign relations of Iraq , Iraq , Iraqi insurgency , Levant , Member states of the Arab League , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Member states of the United Nations , Middle East , Politics , Syria , United States , War/Conflict
RAMZY BAROUD: The sectarian genie that was released via the US invasion of Iraq is now running rampant around the Middle East
Added on 16/10/2013
Al Qaeda , Central Intelligence Agency , Drone attacks in Pakistan , Government , Government of Afghanistan , Islam , Islamism , Nabila , Organized crime , Pakistan , Politics , Politics of Afghanistan , President , Taliban , Unmanned aerial vehicle , War in Afghanistan , War on Terror
MONDOWEISS: In an open letter to President Obama a young Pakistani woman welcomes his meeting with Malala but asks about victims of U.S drone strikes
Added on 22/09/2013
Al Qaeda , Al-Saud , Asia , House of Saud , Iraq , Kings of Saudi Arabia , Middle East , Oil , Outline of Saudi Arabia , Politics , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabia–United States relations , Syria , United States
STEVE ROYSTON: A recently published book on the Kingdom seems to be designed to pander to all of the usual Western prejudices. Why so?
Added on 24/08/2013
Common Ground News Service
Al Qaeda , Arab world , Asia , Middle East , Politics , Western Asia , Yemen
ABUBAKR AL SHAMAHI, CGNEWS: One word seems to be inevitably linked in the common mind to the beautiful, complex land of Yemen – terrorism
Added on 22/07/2013
Afghan Civil War , Al Qaeda , Allegations of support system in Pakistan for Osama bin Laden , Central Intelligence Agency , Islam , Islamic terrorism , Osama Bin Laden , Pakistan , Politics , Reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden , Religion , September 11 attacks , United States , US government , US military , US National Security Agency , War in Afghanistan , War on Terror
RAMZY BAROUD: Hard to win and lost in an instant, it’s trust. The U.S seems to be unconcerned about its diminishing reputation in the world
Added on 24/05/2013
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JUAN COLE: Some praise is due but Obama remains wedded to the idea that extra-judicial assassination is an effective counter-terror tool.
Added on 22/04/2013
Al Qaeda , Al-Assad family , Asia , Assad family , Bashar al-Assad , Chechnya , Damascus , Hafez Al Assad , Middle East , Obama , Politics , President , Russia , Shabeeha , Syria , Syrian uprising , United States , Vladimir Putin , War/Conflict
JUAN COLE: It’s clear that reverberations from the Boston bombings will spread to Chechnya and beyond. How will it impact the U.S view of Syria?
Added on 03/02/2013
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DAVID ROBERTS: Qatar’s involvement in Mali is subject to some colourful speculation. It’s a familiar feeling for the peninsula state.
Added on 11/01/2013
Al Qaeda , Bush Administration , Central Intelligence Agency , Cuba , Dick Cheney , George W. Bush , Movies , Obama administration , Osama Bin Laden , President , United States , World Trade Center
KAREN J. GREENBERG, INFORMED COMMENT: It’s a deeply flawed movie with a deeply troubling message – torture is great.
Added on 31/12/2012
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KHALED FATTAH, TABSIR: There is a lazy shorthand in much Western reporting on the Middle East, particularly when it comes to describing the influence of tribes
Added on 30/12/2012
Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Aleppo , Algeria , Ali Abdullah Saleh , America , American embassy , Arab Spring , Baath Party in Syria , Bahrain , Bahrain’s government , Binyamin Netanyahu , David Petraeus , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt Protests , first prime minister , Gaza , Homs , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Libya , Manama , Middle East , Mohammed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , Obama administration , Oil , oil sales , Palestine , President , Prime Minister , Saudi Arabia , South Africa , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces , Syria , Tunis , Tunisia , Turkey , U.S. Congress , United States , US government , Washington , Yemen
JUAN COLE: It’s been another extraordinary year across the Middle East. Here is my take on the most significant changes this year
Added on 16/10/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Al Qaeda , Army , Christopher Stevens , Islam , Mingora , Pakistan , Pakistan government , Prime Minister , Saudi Arabia , Swat Valley , Taliban , United States , US embassy
ROB L. WAGNER: Whether it’s American Christian fundamentalists or the Taliban in Pakistan everyone seems to have a view of the ‘true Islam’.
Added on 03/10/2012
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JUAN COLE: The Presidential candidate appears to be entirely clueless about the recent history of US involvement in the region. Heres’ some help.
Added on 22/09/2012
Al Qaeda , Al-Hayat , Arab Spring , Benghazi , Chris Stevens , Interior Ministry , Libya , Libyan government , Ministry of Defense , Ministry of the Interior , Muammar Qaddafi , Muslim Brotherhood , The US ambassador , United States
JUAN COLE: The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi seems to have been a turning point for the people of Benghazi.
Added on 17/09/2012
Al Qaeda , Barack Obama , Bashar al-Assad , Cairo , Chris Stevens , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Israel , Libya , Middle East , Muslim Brotherhood , Obama , Palestine , President , Sana’a , Syria , Tunisia , United States , Washington , Yemen , YouTube
JUAN COLE: ‘A collapse in tourism’, ‘improvement in Barack Obama’s election chances’ – two of the the most significant predicted outcomes of the crises enveloping the Middle East
Added on 13/09/2012
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JUAN COLE: His comments were hasty, distasteful and unwise. Can we afford to have an individual with such poor judgement in the White House?
Added on 17/08/2012
The View From Fez
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THE VIEW FROM FEZ: While international attention is focused on Syria events in the Maghreb are threatening to spin out of control
Added on 08/08/2012
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JONATHAN COOK: … Expropriations would become a staple of life over the next three decades as more than 70 per cent of the land belonging to Palestinians was nationalized