Added on 18/06/2012
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JUAN COLE: There seems to be no rational explanation why SCAF has moved now against parliament. That leaves only the irrational.
Added on 07/06/2012
Asia , Brazil , China , Dubai , Eiffel Tower , Fifa World Cup , France , Milan , Olympics , Russia , San Diego , Shanghai , Summer Olympics , Thailand , United Kingdom , United States
Should Dubai win Expo 2020 it would be a significant, significant boost to the city – economically, socially and in terms of global recognition.
Added on 02/06/2012
Al Houla , Arab League , Army , Bashar al-Assad , Hafez Al Assad , Homs , Qatar , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Syrian Muslim Brotherhood , Syrian National Council , United Nations , Vladimir Putin
FRANCIS MATTHEW: If the opposition wants to win over the army or security forces, it must distinguish between supporters of Al Assad’s regime, and Alawites in general.
Added on 01/06/2012
2010 World Cup , 2018 World Cup , 2022 World Cup , Asian Football Confederation , Bloomberg , Caribbean Football Union , Doha Olympics , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Geneva , International Criminal Court , International Labor Organization , International Olympic Committee , International Trade Union Confederation , Jack Warner , Labor , labor minister , Law , Libya , Mark Pieth , Mohammed bin Hammam , Olympics , Olympics 2020 , Omar al-Bashir , President , Qatar , Russia , Sepp Blatter , Sharan Burrow , Sudan , Villaggio
JAMES DORSEY: Critics are asserting Qatari building standards are shoddy and cast doubt on the safety standards of stadiums…
Added on 29/05/2012
Egypt , IDF , Iran , Israel , Israeli intelligence , Israeli police , Middle East , Mossad , Palestinian Territories , Russia , Security services , Shin Bet , United Nations , United States
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Zionism decrees Israel should be a “light unto nations.” Israel’s cyberwarriors are making the country a “flame” unto the nations.
Added on 25/05/2012
Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Colin Powell , Eastern Europe , Europe , European Union , George W. Bush , Iraq , Italy , KGB , Libya , NATO , North America , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Paranoia , political solutions , Putin , Russia , Syria , Taliban , United Nations , United States , west Germany , Western Europe , White House , Yugoslavia
FRANCIS MATTHEW: It is sad young Arabs and Muslims see NATO as an expeditionary force striking at the convenience of the White House
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 13/04/2012
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JUAN COLE: It’s well worth looking at previous situations where major powers tried to use economics to bring Iran to heel.
Added on 02/04/2012
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Abdullah , Al Ahly , Al Ahly SC , Al Masri , Ali Bin Al Hussein , Cairo , Court of Arbitration of Sport , East Africa , Egypt , Egyptian Football Association , Egyptian government , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Hosni Mubarak , Human rights , Human Rights Watch , International Football Association Board , Jordan , Lausanne , London , Mark Pieth , Middle East , midfielder , Mohammed bin Hammam , North Africa , Olympics , Port Said , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Sepp Blatter , Soccer , Suez , Suez Canal , the Daily Mail , Zurich
JAMES M. DORSEY: The Middle East looms large as FIFA’s executive committee meets against the backdrop of a call for sweeping change.
Added on 08/03/2012
America , Bashar al-Assad , Egypt , Iraq , Israel , Libya , Russia , Syria , Tunisia , United States , Yemen
CROSSROADS ARABIA: ‘Where are the Americans?’ is a question that’s being asked in Syria at the moment.
Added on 12/02/2012
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DAVID ROBERTS: Working out exactly what must be done is fiendishly difficult; anyone who says they have a solution is grossly underestimating the complexities.
Added on 12/02/2012
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DANIEL M. VARISCO: The World Press Photo of the Year has been revealed. Is it the defining image of the ‘Arab Spring’?
Added on 09/02/2012
blindness , China , Damascus , Facebook , Food and Drink , Homs , Iran , Khaled Khalifa , Russia , Syria
M. LYNX-QUALEY: An impassioned open letter from one of Syria’s leading authors calls on Russia, China and Iran to stop supporting ‘genocide’.
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 07/02/2012
Amman , Army , Economy , Employment , Health insurance , Information Technology , Iraq , Israel , Jordan , Jordan Times , Manufacturing , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Russia , Singapore , Social services , Syria , the Jordan Times , United States , World Bank
NASEEM TARAWNAH: With 100,000 active personnel, nearly 65,000 in reserve , and household sizes of 5.4 that’s 891,000 people linked to the army’s payroll.
Added on 31/01/2012
Assad , China , Damascus , Middle East , Russia , Syria
JUAN COLE: The departure of the Arab League delegation has led to an uptick in repression by the authorities. Will Assad’s friends now desert him.
Added on 21/01/2012
James M. Dorsey
2014 World Cup , 2022 World Cup , Alcohol , Brazil , CNN , Doha , Emir , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Hamad Bin Khalifa al Thani , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Qatar Airways , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Sponsorship , Television network , Vladimir Putin , Yusuf al-Qaradawi
JAMES M. DORSEY: The outcome of FIFA’s dispute with Brazil and Russia is certain to shape the soccer body’s certainly forthcoming debate with Qatar.
Added on 09/01/2012
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STEVE ROYSTON looks at the arts, society, education, politics, business, technology and the environment as we move into 2012, the Year of Fear’.
Added on 21/12/2011
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STEVE ROYSTON: Book Review: Here you’ll find the Britons and Americans – proconsuls, agents provocateurs, spies, politicians – that shaped the Middle East.
Added on 19/12/2011
James M. Dorsey
2022 World Cup , Asian Football Confederation , British parliament , Crown Prince , Damien Collins , East Africa , Energy , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , France , Good Governance Committee , Hamad al-Thani , Hassan al Thawadi , heart disease , Japan , Korea , Michel Platini , Middle East , Mohammed bin Hammam , Nicolas Sarkozy , North Africa , Olympics 2020 , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Qatar 2022 , Russia , Sepp Blatter , Soccer , Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani , The Financial Times , The Huffington Post , Theo Zwanziger , Tokyo , UEFA , United States
JAMES M. DORSEY: Sepp Blatter, a month after opening the door to an investigation of the Qatar’s 2022 World Cup bid, has declared “case closed”.