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 07/02/2012
James M. Dorsey
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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 20/11/2011
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JUAN COLE: The danger for Libyans is that a ‘done deal’ trial followed by a swift execution will be immensely harmful for their country. The International Court of Human Rights provides the right way out.
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 09/07/2011
James M. Dorsey
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JAMES M. DORSEY: Western and Arab nations have more to gain from real engagement with Mr. Assad’s opponents than from symbolic gestures and silence.
Added on 20/06/2011
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JUAN COLE: I believe it’s legal but that doesn’t mean that the West’s military intervention in Libya has been wisely handled.
Added on 15/06/2011
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JUAN COLE: To suggest that the West has cooked up a war against Qaddafi to steal Libyan oil is to demean the bravery of the Libyan people.
Added on 16/03/2011
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JUAN COLE: As the unfolding disaster in Japan distracts the world’s attention Qaddafi’s re-conquest of Libya rolls on. There will be scores to settle…
Added on 08/03/2011
Osama Al Sharif
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OSAMA AL SHARIF: The Libyan revolution could easily slip into a prolonged civil war – the worst outcome for all. Lawlessness, Humanitarian crisis…
Added on 27/02/2011
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JUAN COLE: Progress has been made, but across the Middle East protesters are pushing for governments to follow through on the demands they have made.
Added on 21/02/2011
Michael J. Totten
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MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: Two years ago I spent time in Libya. It seems like a good time to revisit my experience of a kind people but an overarching, clamping presence.