JAMES M. DORSEY: With King Abdullah recuperating in the United States, many of the key players who will play a part in the succession to a new generation have returned to the Kingdom.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Repression of the opposition, intimidation of the media and electoral restrictions may guarantee Mubarak’s win. But for the U.S., the perception it is perpetuating authoritarian rule may outweigh any benefits.
SUSAN KOSCIS: Looking around I saw signs reflecting this spirit: “Be Excellent to Each Other,” “Nice is The New Cool,” “Civilization Requires Civility,” and one that perhaps we could all agree with: “More Chocolate Please.”
President throws stone, new ‘best friends forever’ hang out, Obama snubbed, ‘The Elders’ regional tour kicks off. A week is, indeed, a long time in Middle East politics