Added on 14/03/2011
Michael J. Totten
Baath Party in Syria , Bashar al-Assad , Ben Ali , Democracy , East Africa , Egypt , Europe , Gaza , Hamas , Hizballah , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Iraq , Lebanon , Libya , Middle East , North Africa , Saddam Hussein , Tripoli , Tunisia , United States
MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: With the West refusing to be drawn into the conflict it looks increasingly like Qaddafi could prevail against the rebels. What will be the consequences?
Added on 09/03/2011
Common Ground News Service
Asmaa Mahfouz , Bahrain , Common Ground News Service , East Africa , Egypt , International Women's Day , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Libya , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Middle East , North Africa , President , Saddam Hussein , Social Media , Tunisia , United Nations , Women , Women's Rights , Yemen , Youth Movement , YouTube
CARLA KOPPELL: Women’s role must be honoured in the struggle and protect against the fundamentalist push. Most importantly, their involvement will be key to enabling thriving societies
Added on 07/03/2011
James M. Dorsey
Algiers , Amman , Ankara , Bahrain , Barack Obama , Brazil , Cairo , East Africa , Egypt , Egyptian military , Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood , Erdogan government , Europe , European Union , Gaza , Green Movement , Hosni Mubarak , International Monetary Fund , Iran , Islamist party , Israel , Jeddah , Kuwait , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Manama , Mecca , Middle East , Muslim Brotherhood , North Africa , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Oil , Omar al-Bashir , President , Prime Minister , Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Sana’a , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , South Sudan , Sudan , Syria , Tripoli , Tunis , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkish government , United States , Washington , Washington Institute , Washington Institute for Near East Policy
JAMES M. DORSEY: For the first time in its history, Turkey is emerging as a true bridge between East and West. Unrest elsewhere however puts Turkish aspirations to the test.
Added on 06/03/2011
Algeria , Alternative Energy , Bahrain , BP , Christmas , East Africa , Egypt , European Union , GCC , Libya , Mediterranean , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , PR , Qatar , Red Sea , Saudi , Social Media , Syria , Tunisia , UAE , United Arab Emirates
ANDREW MACKAY: Countries across the Middle East and Africa need to examine the damage done to their reputations, and rebuild vital revenue streams from inward investment and tourism.
Added on 24/02/2011
James M. Dorsey
Al Ahli Benghazi , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Colonel , East Africa , Egypt , Football , Hosni Mubarak , Libya , Middle East , Moammar Gadaffi , North Africa , President , Saadi’s association , Soccer , The National , Tunisia , United States , Zine Abedine Ben Ali
JAMES M. DORSEY: Gadaffi’s controversial soccer-playing son, Saadi, offers a study in the use of soccer by authoritarian Arab regimes to distract attention from real issues.
Added on 23/02/2011
Abdulaziz , Abdullah , Arabian Peninsula , Bahrain , Baluchistan , British Embassy , Democracy , East Africa , elected president , Facebook , Faisal , Fifa World Cup , France , GCC , George W. Bush , Hosni Mubarak , India , Iran , Iraq , Istanbul , Lebanon , Libya , Middle East , Muammar Gaddafi , North Africa , Oil , Oil and gas , Oil Embargo , oil prices , oil revenue , Oil revenues , Oil wealth , Palestinian Territories , Pearl Roundabout , Saddam Hussein , Saudi Arabia , Scotland , Social Media , Tahrir Square , Tripoli , Turkey , United Kingdom , United States , Winston Churchill , Yemen
STEVE ROYSTON: This post is more than a five-minute read. I apologise, but I don’t apologise: Sometimes you need more than a few hundred words.
Added on 01/02/2011
Africa , Ban Ki Moon , Ben Ali , China , Davos , East Africa , Egypt , Europe , France , G20 , Haiti , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Jordan , Marshall , Middle East , Mubarak , North Africa , Oil supplies , Pakistan , Suez , Suez Canal , UN General Assembly , Unemployment , United Nations , Yemen
STEVE ROYSTON: A focus on regeneration will have a longer-lasting effect than quick political fixes that will do nothing to alleviate the lot of the frustrated…
Added on 28/01/2011
James M. Dorsey
Al Qaeda , Asia , Bahrain , Dubai , East Africa , Egypt , Football , Jeddah , Middle East , Morocco , New York , North Africa , oil-rich emirate , Oman , President , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Seattle , Soccer , The Huffington Post , Tunisia , United States , Washington , Zine el Abidine Ben Ali
JAMES M. DORSEY: Mounting criticism of Middle Eastern nations’ failure to nurture soccer talent has created a business opportunity for European clubs.
Added on 17/01/2011
James M. Dorsey
Algeria , Ali Bin Al Hussein , Asian Football Federation , Crown Prince , East Africa , FIFA , Football , Football riots , Iraq , James M. Dorsey , Jordan , Jordanian Football Association , Levant , Libya , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , Palestinians , police officer , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Rania , Samir Rifai , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , Syria , The Maghreb , Tunisia , United States , US embassy in Amman , Zine el Abidine Ben Ali
JAMES M. DORSEY: Mounting tension in Jordan is unlikely to produce the same result as protests in Tunisia, but promises to make soccer an increasing flashpoint…
Added on 15/01/2011
James M. Dorsey
Abdullah , Al Qaeda , Algeria , Ben Ali , Darfur , East Africa , Egypt , European Union , G-8 , Hillary Clinton , Iran , Iraq , Jordan , Kuwait , Libya , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , Obama administration , Oil , Political systems , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Samir Rifai , Saudi Arabia , Secretary of State , Somalia , Southern Sudan , southern Yemen , Sudan , Syria , Tunisia , Tunisian government , Turkey , United Nations , United States , University of Jordan , Yemen , Zine el Abidine Ben Ali
JAMES M. DORSEY: A wave of protests across the Arab world sets the stage for the redrawing of the political map of the Mideast and North Africa.
Added on 08/01/2011
Abu Dhabi Gallup Center , Afghanistan , Barak Obama , Cairo , Canada , Common Ground News Service , East Africa , Iraq , Islam , Israel , Middle East , Muslim , North Africa , President , United States
SARA REEF: A major survey conducted across 55 countries to test the state of relations between the Muslim world and the West…
Added on 04/01/2011
Adobe , Android , Blogging , Broadband , East Africa , Egypt , Facebook , Food and Drink , Google+ , Internet users , iPhone , Iran , Middle East , North Africa , Online media , PayPal , Print media , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , Social networking , Technology , United Arab Emirates
CARRINGTON MALIN: Some of our predictions may seem a little obvious and some may seem a little extreme, but all should provide food for thought.
Added on 30/12/2010
Bedouin , Ben Gurion University , Benjamin Netanyahu , Christian Zionist , Congress , East Africa , Europe , Human Rights Watch , Israel , Israeli government , Israeli police , Jerusalem , Jewish National Fund , Middle East , Negev , Neve Gordon , North Africa , Palestine , politics professor , Prime Minister , Rabbi , Supreme Court , The National , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , United States , Washington , West Bank
JONATHAN COOK: The involvement of extremist Christian groups like God-TV will turn this into a religious confrontation – much harder to resolve…
Added on 24/11/2010
James M. Dorsey
Atlantic coast , Baghdad , Beirut , Cairo , California , Casablanca , Copenhagen , Dubai , Dubai airport , Dubai Political System , East Africa , Eastern Europe , Egypt , executive director , Gaza , Hamas , Heavy Metal , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Kuwait , Lebanon , Media outlets , metal , Middle East , Morocco , Muhammad VI , Musician , Muslim Brotherhood , North Africa , Persian Gulf , Political systems , President , rapper , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Shiraz , The Star , TNT , United Arab Emirates , United States , University of California , YouTube
JAMES M. DORSEY: As dark as that moment was for Casablancan rockers, the trial was a turning point setting Morocco on a path to becoming one of the Arab world’s more liberal societies when it comes to alternative lifestyles.