Added on 22/01/2013
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JUAN COLE: President Obama’s inauguration speech is sure to trigger panic among the ‘we must have war’ crowd. But does he really mean it?
Added on 07/01/2013
America , Benjamin Netanyahu , Chuck Hagel , Congress , Department of Defense , Emergency Committee for Israel , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Israeli government , Jim Lobe , Josh Block , Matt Duss , Middle East , Obama , President , Prime Minister , Republican Jewish Coalition , Republican Party , Secretary of Defense , Senate , Steve Walt , The Guardian , The Washington Post , United States , Vietnam , Washington , White House
PHILIP WEISS: The widely floated possibility of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Defence Secretary looks a reality. Who will fight against it?
Added on 17/10/2012
James M. Dorsey
2014 World Cup , Abdullah Saleh , Ali Kafashian , Ali Khamenei , American government , Asian Football Confederation , Ben Ali , Egypt , FIFA , Germany , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Nasser Hejazi , President , Saudi Arabia , Sepp Blatter , SMS , Soccer , South Korea , Tehran , Tehran’s Azadi Stadium , Tunisia , United Nations , United States , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is following in the footsteps of deposed autocrats by associating himself with one of Iran’s greatest passions: soccer.
Added on 03/10/2012
Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , America , Anglo-Iranian Oil Company , Bush , Bush Administration , Central America , Central Intelligence Agency , Chemical weapons , Damascus , Democracy , Egypt , Eisenhower , elected president , France , Gaza , Gaza Strip , Golan Heights , Governor , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Libya , Middle East , Middle East Opinions of America , Mitt Romney , Mohammed Morsi , Muammar Qaddafi , Muslim Brotherhood , Obama , Pentagon , President , Republican Party , Romney , Ronald Reagan , Saudi Arabia , Security Council , Syria , Taliban , Tel Aviv , UN General Assembly , UN Security Council , United Kingdom , United Nations , United States , United States Army , US government , US intelligence , Washington , West Bank
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 28/08/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Asian Football Confederation , Caribbean , Court of Arbitration of Sports , Federal Bureau of Investigation , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Freeh Group , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Kuala Lumpur , Lausanne , Louis Freeh , Mark Pieth , Mohammed bin Hammam , North Korea , Portugal , President , Qatar , Russia , Sepp Blatter , Singapore , Spain , Television network , United States , World Sport Group
JAMES M. DORSEY: Three major investigations into corruption in global soccer are putting the credibility of major soccer associations and World Cup 2022 host Qatar to the test.
Added on 09/08/2012
Afghanistan , American Enterprise Institute , Beirut , Central Intelligence Agency , CNN , Congress , Conservatives , Egypt , Eric Edelman , Hizballah , Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Iran , Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , LA Times , Libya , Matt Duss , Middle East , Obama administration , Saddam Hussein , Syria , The National Interest , Tunisia , United States , Washington , Washington Institute , Washington Institute for Near East Policy , Washington Post , Yemen
RAMZY BAROUD: After a short respite, neoconservatives are back with their bizarre maps, bleak visions, and a fail-proof recipe for perpetual conflict.
Added on 14/07/2012
Abdullah , Abu Dhabi , America , Arab Spring , Bahrain , Doha , Egypt , Faisal , Gulf Cooperation Council , Gulf Union , Iran , Iranian parliament , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Jordan , Kuwait , Manama , Morocco , oil facilities , Oman , Qatar , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Spy , UAE , United Arab Emirates , United States
DAVID ROBERTS: The Saudi authorities have been actively promoting a union of Gulf states but with little success. There’s a clear reason why.
Added on 25/06/2012
Barack Obama , Columbia University , Egypt , Europe , India , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Japan , Middle East , Nuclear programme , Pakistan , Saudi Arabia , Turkey , United States
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: “By reducing imbalances in military power, new nuclear states generally produce more regional and international stability, not less…”
Added on 23/06/2012
Abu Dhabi , AED , Bahrain , Dubai , Gulf News , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Oil , Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , Tehran , UAE , United Arab Emirates , Yemen
In the short term the new pipeline is likely to increase the already high levels of distrust between the UAE (and Gulf in general) and Iran.
Added on 20/06/2012
Rob L. Wagner
ABC News , Afghanistan , America , Bashar al-Assad , Bush , Bush Administration , Egypt , Eric Edelman , Hamas , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , John Bolton , Middle East , Mitt Romney , Obama , Online media , Palestinian Territories , President , Republican Party , Syria , United Nations , United States , US government , Walid Phares , Washington Post , Washington Times , White House
ROB L. WAGNER: If Mitt Romney wins the U.S. presidential election it looks like we’ll be taking a trip back in time to the reign of George W. Bush.
Added on 27/05/2012
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JUAN COLE: The Egyptian electorate seems to have a strong leaning for ‘law and order’. Very similar to the U.S electorate in the 1960s
Added on 16/04/2012
Baghdad , Benjamin Netanyahu , Catherine Ashton , China , Christian Science Monitor , CNN , European Union , France , Germany , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Istanbul , Nuclear energy , Nuclear programme , Obama administration , pence , Prime Minister , Russia , United Kingdom , United Nations , United States
ANNIE ROBBINS, MONDOWEISS: The meeting between the P5+1 countries to discuss Iran’s nuclear programme has gone surprisingly well.
Added on 31/03/2012
Common Ground News Service
Center for World Religions , Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution , Facebook , George Mason University , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Italy , Journalist , Philippines , Social networking
SAHAR NAMAZIKHAH, CGNEWS: It’s certainly garnered plenty of headlines but does the campaign have substance?
Added on 02/03/2012
Common Ground News Service
Academy Award , Asghar Farhadi , Asia , Europe , Facebook , Iran , Iranian cinema , Islamic Republic of Iran , Movies , North America , Oscar , President , South America , United States
PERSHENG VAZIRI: The movie’s success is a source of enormous pride for Iranian artists as well as ordinary Iranians.
Added on 29/02/2012
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DAVID ROBERTS: if Qatar’s role is tempered by lack of Saudi support, the region will be without a state willing to push the boundaries of regional politics.
Added on 21/02/2012
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JUAN COLE: The last crackpot Neocon plan cost America $1 trillion and nearly 5,000 soldier’s lives. The latest one is meeting resistance.
Added on 14/02/2012
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RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: What if we can’t find alternates? What if Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Libya can’t fill the gap? What if the oil price goes through the roof?
Added on 09/02/2012
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RAMZY BAROUD: History repeats itself, when we fail to learn its lessons. Israel might want to take such chances, but why should the rest of the world?
Added on 26/01/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Ali Akbar Salehi , Ali Al-Naimi , Arabian Gulf , Bahrain , Barack Obama , Captain , China , Ehsan Ahrari , European Union , GCC , Gulf Cooperation Council , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Islamists , Israel , Israeli government , Japan , Jeddah , Korea , Kuwait , London , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Middle East , Middle East Analyst , Military hardware , Norfolk , Oil , oil customer , Oil producer , Oil production , Oman , OPEC , Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , Pentagon , President , Qatar , Red Sea , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , South Korea , Strait of Hormuz , Sunni , Turki al-Faisal , United Arab Emirates , United Nations , United Nations Security Council , United States , Virginia , Wen Jiabao , Yanbu
ROB L. WAGNER: As tensions increase all parties are beginning to make calculations regarding the effect of a possible conflict in the Arabian Gulf.
Added on 05/01/2012
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DAVID ROBERTS: It appears that both the United States and Iran’s domestic political requirements have spun the region into a dangerous spiral.