Added on 31/08/2013
David Cameron , George W. Bush , Gulf War , Iraq , Rationale for the Iraq War , Saddam Hussein , Special Relationship , Syria , Tony Blair
The heavy propaganda for an Iraq War waged by the Bush administration and the Blair government in 2002-2003 came back to haunt the Anglo-American alliance on Thursday when the British parliament voted 285 to 272 not to authorize a military strike on Syria.
JUAN COLE: The heavy propaganda for an Iraq War waged by Bush, Blair governments came back to haunt the alliance on Thursday when parliament voted not to authorize a military strike on Syria.
Added on 18/03/2013
Alistair Campbell , Donald Rumsfeld , George W. Bush , Invasion of Iraq , Iraq and weapons of mass destruction , Iraq disarmament crisis , Politics , Rationale for the Iraq War , Saddam Hussein , Tony Blair , United Nations
The attempts by President George W. Bush to justify the American-led invasion of Iraq followed so many wildly different reasons with no coherent link that the liveliest of conspiracy theories have flourished. This has been fuelled by the obvious political failure that has caused no pain to Bush and his neo-conservative allies who launched the war, while the companies with links to those same neo-conservatives have taken a significant share in the billions spent in reconstructing Iraq.
In the aftermath of the terrible attack on the World Trade Centre on 9/11, the first reason given was that Saddam Hussain supported Al Qaida, although Saddam had been ruthless in suppressing Islamists. Then Bush and Blair used Saddam’s alleged plan to manufacture and prepare to use weapons of mass destruction. When eventually this reason […]
Added on 22/02/2013
Asia , Baghdad , Civil war in Iraq , Fertile Crescent , Iraq , Iraqi Armed Forces , Iraq–United States relations , James Baker , Politics , Politics of Iraq , Saddam Hussein , United Kingdom , United States , War/Conflict
RAMZY BAROUD: Ten years on from the onset of the Iraq invasion with all the horror and despair that has accumulated there is hope in the shape of a character from a children’s story
Added on 09/08/2012
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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 29/07/2012
Arab League , Bashar al-Assad , Beirut , Damascus , Fatah , Ghassan Kanafani , Hamas , Iraq , Israel , Jordan , Kuwait , Lebanon , Mossad , Novelist , Palestine , Palestine Liberation Organization , Palestinian Territories , Ramallah , Rashad Abu Shawar , Refugees , Saddam Hussein , Syria , Television network , The Jerusalem Post , United Nations , United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees , United States
RAMZY BAROUD: There has been a flood of Palestinian refugees into Syria and they’re facing desperate times.
Added on 23/07/2012
Arizona , Congress , Florida , George W. Bush , Governor , Hillary Clinton , House , Huma Abedin , Israel , Keith Ellison , Michele Bachmann , Michigan , Middle East , Mike Rogers , Mitt Romney , Muslim Brotherhood , Ohio , Pennsylvania , President , Republican Party , Saddam Hussein , The Huffington Post , United States , US Elections , US government , US intelligence
JUAN COLE: Remember how Florida in 2000 hung on just a few hundred votes. Well, there are over 250,000 Arab-Americans in Florida. They can all tell when someone is prejudiced.
Added on 08/07/2012
James M. Dorsey
2014 World Cup , Abdullah , Ali Bin Al Hussein , Army , Asian Football Confederation , Asian Football Federation , Australia , Cairo , Champion’s League , East Africa , Egypt , FIFA , Football , Hosni Mubarak , International Football Association Board , International Olympic Committee , Iraq , Jordan , Jordanian Football Association , Libya , Middle East , Mohammed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , North Africa , President , Rushdi Malhas , Saddam Hussein , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Olympic Committee , Soccer , Tahrir Square , the Champions League , WAFF
JAMES M. DORSEY: The success of the Jordanian Football Association is causing other sporting bodies to sit up and take notice.
Added on 15/06/2012
Bahrain , Central Intelligence Agency , Doha , George Bush , Hamas , Hizballah , Middle East , Qatar , Saddam Hussein , Shia
DAVID ROBERTS: There has been some utterly dreadful reporting of the recent fire in a mall in Qatar. One particular report, however, stands out
Added on 15/05/2012
Amman , Army , Baghdad , Bahrain , Co-Editor , Europe , Georgetown , Harvard , Iraq , Journalism , Kuwait , Literature , Mahmoud Darwish , Massachusetts , Novelist , Paris , Poet , Rome , Saddam Hussein , Sinan Antoon , Syria , travel ban , United Nations , United States , Yemen
TABSIR: A celebrated novelist, poet and filmmaker Sinan Antoon reflects on life in Iraq before and after the fall of Saddam Hussein
Added on 08/05/2012
Afghanistan , Amazon , Osama Bin Laden , Poetry , Saddam Hussein , Taliban , The Guardian , Twitter , United Kingdom
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The editors surely anticipated – and welcomed – the storm that has erupted around publication of their collection
Added on 07/03/2012
James M. Dorsey
2010 World Cup , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , amputations , Baghdad , Barak Obama , Congress , Cuba , Dennis Ross , Fifa World Cup , Florida , Football , Guantanamo Bay , guard , Hamas , Hassan Nasrallah , Herman Cain , Hizballah , House of Representatives , Iran , Iraq , Ismail Haniyeh , Kabul , Kabul's Ghazi stadium , McClatchy , Nelson Mandela , Northern Iraq , Osama Bin Laden , Pentagon , Politics , President , recruitment tool , Rugby , Saddam Hussein , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , Somalia , South Africa , Taliban , U.S. Congress , U.S. Navy , United States , United States Navy , US government , US military
JAMES M. DORSEY: The $744,000 pitch outside a $39 million penitentiary-style building is intended to reward the most cooperative of the 120,171 inmates.
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 30/12/2011
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JUAN COLE: So much that is misinformed, over-hyped and simply plain wrong has been written about the Arab Spring. So let’s sort the wheat from the chaff.
Added on 23/12/2011
James M. Dorsey
Ali Abdullah Saleh , Cairo , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt's military , Egyptian military , Emir , Energy , Gulf Cooperation Council , Hosni Mubarak , Iraq , Libya , Manitoba , Middle East , Muslim Brotherhood , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Saddam Hussein , Salafi , Sana’a , Saudi Arabia , Syria , Tahrir Square , Tawakkol Karman , Tunisia , Yemen
JAMES M. DORSEY: Powerful forces are at work in both Egypt and Yemen to mould the emerging political landscape to benefit these particular players.
Added on 20/11/2011
International Criminal Court , Iraq , Libya , Muammar Qaddafi , Oil production , Saddam Hussein , Saif al-Islam Qaddafi , Saif Qaddafi , the Hague , Transitional National Council , Tripoli
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 19/11/2011
Censorship , Egypt , Hizballah , Internet censorship , Israel , Libya , Literature , Saddam Hussein , Salman Rushdie , The Star , The Toronto Star , Toronto Star , Tripoli , Tunisia
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Who knows – it could set the template for a wave of such events. Libya’s ‘Book Un-Banning Ceremony’ is worth celebrating.
Added on 17/11/2011
Michael J. Totten
Afghanistan , America , American government , Armin Rosen , Army , Barack Obama , Cairo , CNN , Cuba , Department of State , Egypt , Egyptian army , Fidel Castro , Hosni Mubarak , Iraq , Israel , KGB , Montreal , Muslim Brotherhood , Nasser , policeman , President , Prime Minister , Russia , Sadat , Saddam Hussein , Salafist , Salafists , Saudi Arabia , Taliban , United States
MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: Sectarian clashes between Christians and Muslims are increasing daily throughout Egypt. Coptic leaders are understandably cagey…
Added on 25/10/2011
Rania Al Malky
Al Adha , Al Rai , Al-Wafd party , Arabian Peninsula , Army , Bashar al-Assad , BBC , CNN , Damascus , Egypt , Eid Al-Adha , Iraq , Journalist , Libya , Media freedom , Mubarak , National Transitional Council , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , political exclusion law , Saddam Hussein , Syria , Tunisia , United States , Yemen
RANIA AL MALKY: Is it logical that the ousted Mubarak, responsible for the disintegration of Egypt’s institutions is now living in a five-star hospital suite…
Added on 25/08/2011
James M. Dorsey
Africa , Ahmet Davutoglu , Arab League , Atlantic coast , Bashar al-Assad , Brazil , China , Colonel , East Africa , Electricity , India , Iraq , James M. Dorsey , Libya , Middle East , Moammar Qaddafi , Nanyang Technological University , North Africa , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Oil production , President , Russia , S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies , Saddam Hussein , Security Council , South Africa , Syria , Tripoli , Turkey , United Nations , United Nations Security Council , United States
JAMES M. DORSEY: China and Russia could quietly establish relations with Syrian protesters if and when Mr. Assad is forced to relinquish power.
Added on 22/08/2011
James M. Dorsey
Ba’ath Party , Colonel , East Africa , Egypt , Energy , Food and Drink , Green Square , Hosni Mubarak , International Criminal Court , Iraq , James M. Dorsey , Libya , Middle East , Moammar Qaddafi , Muslim Brotherhood , Nanyang Technological University , Nanyang Technological University's S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies , North Africa , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Saddam Hussein , Saif al-Islam , Tripoli , Tunisia , United States , Zine El Abedine Ben Ali
JAMES M. DORSEY: Libyans unlike Egyptians and Tunisians will be in a position to dismantle the former regime’s apparatus.