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NASEEM TARAWNAH: Look east, look north, look south, look west – everywhere around Jordan spells trouble with a capital ‘T’.
Added on 01/03/2014
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M. LYNX-QUALEY: A young Syrian poet writes about the horror that she has witnessed in her homeland.
Added on 10/11/2013
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MICH CAFE: Prior to the civil war its prevalence in Syria was very low indeed but the conflict has seen a spike in polio in the country
Added on 02/11/2013
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JUAN COLE: Nouri Al-Maliki is in Washington pushing for increased U.S involvement in his country’s affairs. I have one word of advice to President Obama – resist!
Added on 29/10/2013
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RAMZY BAROUD: The sectarian genie that was released via the US invasion of Iraq is now running rampant around the Middle East
Added on 25/10/2013
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An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup there has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military junta is shopping for a new superpower patron. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold […]
Added on 26/09/2013
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NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s curious watching while other countries decide what to do with the place where you live.
Added on 22/09/2013
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STEVE ROYSTON: A recently published book on the Kingdom seems to be designed to pander to all of the usual Western prejudices. Why so?
Added on 15/09/2013
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SHEIKH MUSTAFA CERIC: Protestants and Catholics fought each other for decades in Europe before they decided to sign a peace treaty. Let’s look at lessons learned
Added on 13/09/2013
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MONDOWEISS: It’s come to something when Barack Obama has to take a lecture on the evils of ‘exceptionalism’ from, of all people, Vladimir Putin
Added on 11/09/2013
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JUAN COLE: By taking the words of John Kerry and quickly formulating a new policy on Syria Putin has saved Obama from a major political embarrassment
Added on 05/09/2013
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MONDOWEISS: As the vote in Congress nears there is one group of ‘cheerleaders for war’ who are working particularly hard.
Added on 03/09/2013
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MONDOWEISS: Is he about extracting the U.S from costly and involved foreign conflict or in favour of same? Maybe he’s the Drone Strike President?
Added on 02/09/2013
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CROSSROADS ARABIA: It’s clear that impatience with Barack Obama’s position on Syria is growing within the Kingdom. So what next?
Added on 31/08/2013
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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 23/07/2013
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MICH CAFE: This is the third Ramadan where conflict has wracked Syria and it’s the toughest one yet for many families there
Added on 14/07/2013
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FRANCESCA BORRI, TABSIR: The demands of the editors are depressingly obvious and there is little interest in explaining context.
Added on 09/07/2013
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HANI SHURKALLAH, TABSIR: How could the people of Egypt support the parody of democracy that the Muslim Brotherhood had established?
Added on 01/07/2013
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RAMZY BAROUD: You can be sure that whatever turmoil is happening in the Middle East the hands of the West will be present
Added on 26/06/2013
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TABSIR: Jon Stewart’s recent appearance on Bassem Youssef’s Egyptian show underscores the power that satirists have to unsettle holders of power