Added on 10/10/2012
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MONDOWEISS: The Russell Tribunal on Palestine has concluded and issued its preliminary findings. It makes for very uncomfortable reading particularly for the U.S.
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 17/08/2012
The View From Fez
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THE VIEW FROM FEZ: While international attention is focused on Syria events in the Maghreb are threatening to spin out of control
Added on 24/07/2012
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VIDEO, EURONEWS: EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to tighten sanctions on Syria, further upping the pressure on President Bashar Assad’s regime.
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DAVID ROBERTS: Russia is unfazed about alienating swathes of the Middle East not to mention the majority of Syrians, believing in time their position can be reasserted
Added on 20/07/2012
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DAVID ROBERTS: The tactical masterstroke that the Free Syrian Army unleashed on Assad’s regime marks a spiral downwards for the regime
Added on 18/03/2012
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EMAN AL-NAFJAN: Syria seems to have captured the attention of the region’s religious leaders but still the international community just talks
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 27/12/2011
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JONATHAN COOK: 2011 marked the point at which the Palestinians called Israel’s bluff and revealed Oslo to be nothing more than a stalling tactic. What does the upcoming year hold?
Added on 17/11/2011
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RAMZY BAROUD: The lines are thus drawn, between US-led Western camp and Russia and its own camp, which vehemently rejects a repeat of a Libyan scenario.
Added on 21/10/2011
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JUAN COLE: The demise of Qaddafi means there’s a contiguous bloc of 100 million Arabs who’ve thrown off dictatorship. The violent end was inevitable.
Added on 10/10/2011
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JONATHAN COOK: The demand has risen to the top of the Israeli agenda and if accepted will condemn Palestinians as ‘historic interlopers and trespassers’.
Added on 05/10/2011
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RAMZY BAROUD: The American ambassador to Syria has established an ‘up and at ’em’ reputation. But what is the bigger picture for the United States in Syria at the moment?
Added on 05/10/2011
Rob L. Wagner
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ROB L. WAGNER: A new secondary school textbook highlights the struggle between liberals and conservatives within the Saudi Ministry for Education.
Added on 28/09/2011
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: So the Israelis decide to build another 1,110 home on occupied land. How does the US State Department believe Palestinians should respond?
Added on 21/09/2011
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CROSSROADS ARABIA: Another casualty of the upcoming UN vote on Palestinian statehood is likely to be relations between the United States and its long-term ally Saudi Arabia.
Added on 25/08/2011
James M. Dorsey
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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 02/08/2011
Common Ground News Service
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CGNEWS: Not a single woman was appointed to the recently unveiled Lebanese cabinet. 30 men now govern Lebanon. It’s, unfortunately, indicative of larger problems in society.
Added on 19/06/2011
Common Ground News Service
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JEROME M. SEGAL, CGNEWS: The ‘internationalising’ of the Palestinian issue has potentially profound consequences for Israel.
Added on 27/04/2011
James M. Dorsey
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JAMES M. DORSEY: The Obama administration has been working hard behind the scenes to enlist the EU and Turkey in efforts to isolate Syria.