Added on 18/06/2013
Anti-Zionism , Asia , Hezbollah , Iran , Islam and antisemitism , Islamic terrorism , Israeli–Lebanese conflict , Lebanese nationalism , Middle East , Muhammad Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , Politics , President , Shi'a–Sunni relations , Syria , War/Conflict , Yusuf al-Qaradawi
JUAN COLE: President Morsi’s called for a no-fly zone over Syria. He is, though, facing a raft of serious issues at home
Added on 16/06/2013
Asia , Assad family , Bashar al-Asad , Bashar al-Assad , Fertile Crescent , Iran , Israel , Libya , Middle East , Muammar Gaddafi , Obama , Politics , President , Syria , United Arab Republic , United States
DANIEL M. VARISCO: For George W. Bush the phrase was ‘Mission Accomplished’. For his successor there could be another phrase that defines his foreign affair policy
Added on 15/06/2013
Afghanistan , Algeria , Asia , Bill Clinton , Chemical weapons , Damascus , Foreign policy of the Bill Clinton administration , France , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Iran , Obama , Osama Bin Laden , Politics , Politics of Syria , Politics of the United States , President , Protests in Syria , Syria , Syrian uprising , United States , War in Afghanistan , War/Conflict
JUAN COLE: Bill Clinton has criticised President Obama for not providing stronger military support for the Syrian opposition. His own record on military intervention isn’t so good.
Added on 11/06/2013
James M. Dorsey
Ali Khamenei , Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution , Asia , Iran , Iranian election protests , Iranian presidential election , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Mohammed Khatami , Politics , President , Presidential candidate , Ruhollah Khomeini , Soccer , Sports , Tehran , World Cup
JAMES M. DORSEY: Today’s World Cup qualifier will be monitored closely by the authorities in Tehran
Added on 05/06/2013
James M. Dorsey
Cairo , Egypt , Erdogan , Fethullah Gülen , Islam , Islamism , Istanbul , Ottoman architecture , Politics , President , Tahrir Square , Taksim , Taksim Square , Tourism , Turkey , Turkish architecture , Turkish art , War/Conflict
JAMES M. DORSEY: Once again battle-hardened football fans are taking the lead in confronting a regime. We’ve been here before.
Added on 24/05/2013
Al Qaeda , Barack Obama , Barack Obama foreign policy , Central Intelligence Agency , Congress , Drone attacks in Pakistan , Government , Islam , Islamic terrorism , Islamism , Obama , Politics , President , United States , Unmanned aerial vehicle , US government , War in Afghanistan
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 24/04/2013
Abuse , Barack Obama , Ethics , Force-feeding , George W. Bush , Guantanamo Bay , Guantanamo Bay detainment camp , Guantanamo Bay detention camp , Guantánamo Bay hunger strikes , Guantanamo Bay Naval Base , Guantanamo prison , Human rights abuses , Internments , Legal issues related to the September 11 attacks , Mohammed Saghir , Politics , Presidency of George W. Bush , President , United States
RAMZY BAROUD: Barack Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay but still it remains open. And what a bizarre place it has become.
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 21/01/2013
The View From Fez
Abdesslam El Bouraini , Adultery , Family , Family law , Fouzia Assouli , Husband , Legal status of polygamy , Marriage , Moroccan High Commission For Planning , Morocco , Polygamy , President , Social Issues
According to a recent report in Le Soir, estimates from the Moroccan High Commission For Planning (HCP) found the median age for marriage in Morocco was 31 for men and 27 for women.There are many reasons for this – more years spent studying, and the high cost of housing and wedding ceremonies being the most […]
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 08/01/2013
Ameer Makhoul , Amnon Lipkin-Shahak , Army , Barak , Benjamin Netanyahu , Bibi Netanyahu , Democracy , Ehud Olmert , Gaza Strip , Hamas , IDF , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Mahmoud Abbas , Meir Dagan , Menachem Begin , Middle East , Military Intelligence , Mossad , Netanyahu government , Oscars , Palestine , President , Prime Minister , Rabin , security systems , Sharon , Shin Bet , Syria , West Bank , Yuval Diskin
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: When in office they’re ramrod straight security hawks but once they leave they suddenly become ‘seers’. But the criticism is unusual in its vehemence
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 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 02/01/2013
Al-Hayat , Islam , Jerusalem , Mahmoud Abbas , Mauritania , Palestinian Territories , President , Religion , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Yusuf al-Qaradawi
CROSSROADS ARABIA: They came thick and fast throughout the last year. Many of them, though, just serve to devalue the meaning of a religious edict
Added on 02/01/2013
Rob L. Wagner
Abdullah , All Saints' Day , Allen West , Christian Church , Egypt , Episcopal church , Florida , Illinois , Islam , Joe Walsh , Middle East , Muslim Brotherhood , Muslim Public Affairs Council , New Jersey , President , Protestant Episcopal Church , Republican representative , Tea Party , United States , Vienna , Washington DC
ROB L. WAGNER: It seems impossible for many Americans to view Muslims other than through a Middle East lens.
Added on 31/12/2012
Abdel Bari Atwan , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Algeria , America , Arabic newspaper , Ayman al-Zawahiri , Editor-in-Chief , Egypt , Florida , Foreign Affairs , Gaza Strip , Iraq , Islam , Israel , Jerusalem , Leon Panetta , Libya , London , Mali , Middle East , North Africa , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Osama Bin Laden , Pakistan , Pentagon , President , Somalia , Sudan , Syria , Taliban , U.S. administration , United States , Washington , West Bank , Yemen , YouTube
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 26/12/2012
Alexandria , Amr Moussa , Army , Cairo , Constituent Assembly , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Freedom and Justice Party , Iran , Islam , Mohammed Morsi , Mubarak , Muslim Brotherhood , President , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
JUAN COLE: A deeply polarized country must face the reality that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood cadre have scored an overwhelming victory.
Added on 23/12/2012
James M. Dorsey
Activist , Army , Baghdad , Bashar al-Assad , Damascus , East Africa , Facebook , Football , head of security. , Homs , Iraq , Joshua Landis , Kuwait , Lebanon , mechanic , Middle East , national team player , North Africa , President , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , South Korea , Syria
JAMES M. DORSEY: This weekend’s Syrian victory over Iraq in a soccer match is being seized by the regime as ‘a great national achievement’.
Added on 17/12/2012
Ahmad Shafiq , Alexandria , Cairo , Constituent Assembly , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Freedom and Justice Party , Iraq , Mohammed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , President , United States , Wafd Party
JUAN COLE: Some of the figures coming out of the constitutional referendum cause raised eyebrows at the least. But there are deeper problems.