Added on 08/12/2013
Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi , Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi , Al-Hirak , Al-Islah , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Asia , Hamid al-Ahmar , Jamal Benomar , Politics , South Yemen , South Yemen insurgency , South Yemen Movement , United Nations , Yemen , Yemeni uprising
RAMZY BAROUD: It’s looking increasingly likely that major protests will resume in Yemen in the new year.
Added on 06/01/2013
James M. Dorsey
Al Masri , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Cairo , Eduardo P. Archetti , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Egyptian Football Association , Football , Hosni Mubarak , Media organizations , Mohammed Morsi , Mohammed Morsi Government , Mubarak government , Muslim Brotherhood , Port Said , Port Said stadium , President , Suez , Suez Canal , travel ban , Ultras Ahlawy
JAMES DORSEY: It seems that ‘ultra’ football fans in Egypt are gearing up for greater and fiercer conflict in the months ahead.
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 04/09/2012
Afghanistan , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Saudi Arabia , Yemen
DANIEL M. VARISCO: He was eventually deposed but disgraced leader Ali Abdullah Salih shows no inclination to leave Yemen.
Added on 15/07/2012
James M. Dorsey
African Champions League , Al Ahly , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Azmy Megahed , Cairo’s Military Academy Stadium , Champion’s League , Egypt , Egyptian Football Association , Facebook , Gamal , Germany , Hosni Mubarak , Journalist , Khaled Diab , metal detectors , military governor , Mohammed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , Port Said , President , Ramadan , Real Estate , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , Suez , Suez Canal , Tahrir Square , Ultras Ahlawy
JAMES M. DORSEY: The battle between the autocrats and the ultras turned the stadiums into battlefields for control with the ultras viewing themselves as the venue’s only legitimate owner.
Added on 06/07/2012
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JUAN COLE: Americans have given up too soon on the Arab Spring. They have bought into overly large generalizations, some of them purveyed by right wing American pundits…
Added on 28/04/2012
Common Ground News Service
Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi , Al Qaeda , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Congress , Democracy , President , Riyadh , Yemen
ABDUL WASA AL-SAQQAF, CGNEWS: There are two key priorities that need to be resolved – the role of the army and the constitution.
Added on 29/03/2012
Ali Abdullah Saleh , Arab League , Baath government , Baghdad , Bahrain , Bashar al-Assad , Egypt , Hama , Hosni Mubarak , Iraq , Kofi Annan , Libya , North Africa , Nouri al-Maliki , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Tunisia , United Nations , Yemen
JUAN COLE: There’ll be some missing faces at the upcoming meeting in Baghdad but regional divisions are sharpening.
Added on 25/03/2012
Africa , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Arab Spring , Asma al-Assad , Bahrain , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood , European Union , First Lady , France , Gaza Strip , Hamas , Homs , Idlib , Iraq , Justice and Development Party , Libya , Mali , Manama , oil exports , Palestine Liberation Organization , President , Renaissance Party , Syria , Tear gas , Tunisia , United States , Yemen
JUAN COLE: Not that you’d know from watching American TV news but there have been important developments in the Arab world recently
Added on 12/02/2012
Afghanistan , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Arab Spring , Argentina , Australia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Canada , China , Denmark , Egypt , France , Germany , India , Iran , Ireland , Italy , Japan , Libya , Mexico , Middle East , Netherlands , Norway , Poland , President , Russia , Samuel Aranda , Sana’a , South Africa , Spain , Sweden , Syria , The New York Times , Tunisia , United Kingdom , United States , Women , Yemen
DANIEL M. VARISCO: The World Press Photo of the Year has been revealed. Is it the defining image of the ‘Arab Spring’?
Added on 07/02/2012
James M. Dorsey
Afghanistan , Africa , Al Qaeda , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Arab League , Atlantic coast , Beijing , Benghazi , Central Asia , China , Damascus , Djibouti , East Africa , Egypt , Europe , International Criminal Court , Libya , Middle East , Muammar Qaddafi , North Africa , Pakistan , President , Russia , Security Council , Sinai desert , Social Media , Somalia , Sudan , Syria , the Hague , United Nations , United Nations Security Council , United States , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: China’s veto of the U.N’s resolution condemning Syria is a watershed moment for its involvement in the Middle East.
Added on 30/12/2011
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JUAN COLE: So much that is misinformed, over-hyped and simply plain wrong has been written about the Arab Spring. So let’s sort the wheat from the chaff.
Added on 23/12/2011
James M. Dorsey
Ali Abdullah Saleh , Cairo , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt's military , Egyptian military , Emir , Energy , Gulf Cooperation Council , Hosni Mubarak , Iraq , Libya , Manitoba , Middle East , Muslim Brotherhood , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Saddam Hussein , Salafi , Sana’a , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Tahrir Square , Tawakkol Karman , Tunisia , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: Powerful forces are at work in both Egypt and Yemen to mould the emerging political landscape to benefit these particular players.
Added on 20/12/2011
Common Ground News Service
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Congress , Democracy , East Africa , freelance journalist and editor , Gulf Cooperation Council , Iraq , Middle East , North Africa , President , Prime Minister , Yemen , Yemeni government
ABUBAKR AL-SHAMAHI, CGNEWS: The incoming government in Yemen have a very long ‘to do’ list. What, though, should be their immediate priorities?
Added on 29/11/2011
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Arab League , Arab Spring , Bashar al-Assad , Democracy , Egypt , Gulf Cooperation Council , Interior Ministry , International Criminal Court , Iran , Iraq , Journalist , Kuwait , Lebanon , Middle East , Morocco , Prime Minister , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Tawakkul Karman , Tunisia , Turkey , United Nations , United States , Yemen
JUAN COLE: Events are moving quickly in the region, and here are some notable developments with implications for democracy in the Middle East.
Added on 09/10/2011
Al Qaeda , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , Foreign media , Islamic party , Liberia , President , social worker , Women , Women's issues , Yemen , Yemeni government
DANIEL M. VARISCO: The award of the Nobel to Tawwakul Karman represents many positive developments not least a shift in the view of Muslim women
Added on 03/10/2011
Al Qaeda , Ali Abdullah Saleh , America , Democratic Party , Facebook , Muslim Brotherhood , Obama , President , Republican Party , Stalin , Taliban , The Washington Post , Time Magazine , United States , Washington , Yemen
DANIEL M. VARISCO: It’s the ‘same old, same old’ with Yemen’s recently returned President, blather, bluster and baloney. In the words of the song ‘he just keeps hangin’ on’
Added on 13/08/2011
James M. Dorsey
Al Ahly , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Bahrain , Bahrain Football Association , Barak Obama , East Africa , Egypt , FIFA , Gulf Cooperation Council , Gulf island , Hillary Clinton , Iran , James M. Dorsey , Libya , Middle East , Mohammed Hubail , Nanyang Technological University , Nanyang Technological University's S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies , National Guard , North Africa , Obama , President , Protests , Saudi Arabia , Secretary of State , Shiaa , Soccer , Sunnis , Syria , Tunisia , United States , United States Navy , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: Mr. Obama does not want to put at risk the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet; nor does he want to cross what is a red line for Saudi.
Added on 11/07/2011
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JUAN COLE: Protestors are out on Tahrir Square again, there is a television ‘debate’ in Syria about democracy, the Americans are working on Saleh while vacillating on Libya and protestors are out on the street in Morocco. A busy week in the region then.
Added on 10/07/2011
Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Arabian Peninsula , Congress , Iraq , Pakistan , President , Somalia , The Washington Post , United States , US military , Yemen , Yemeni military
RAMZY BAROUD: A brutal crackdown, a divided opposition and U.S regional strategic interests are the principal obstacles to democratic change in Yemen. A tough call then.