Tag Archives: Middle East

Clinton on an Israeli-Palestinian Compromise

I think this article by Elliot Abrams is as blatantly biased against Palestine and former US president Bill Clinton as Clinton’s recent interview was biased against Israel and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.  I am actually appalled by Clinton’s claims … Continue reading

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Checking in on Afghanistan

Although it has not been in the news lately, Afghanistan is still embroiled in a complex state of affairs. At the dawn of General John Allen’s takeover of command in the region from General David Petraeus, there are still questions … Continue reading

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Checking in on Syria

Although we typically hear much less about Syria from day to day then about other Middle Eastern countries-Egypt, Libya, etc.-the entire country is suffering from the atrocities of Bashar al-Assad, and the embattled dictator shows no signs of stepping aside. … Continue reading

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Checking in on Egypt

Hey, remember Egypt? That’s right, it’s still there, and still under military rule! Here are some essential factoids, so you can stay informed and aware of how the influential country is faring. Egypt’s citizens voted affirmatively on a set of constitutional amendments in … Continue reading

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Death and Injury On the Israeli Border

Today, May 15th, marks the 63rd anniversary of the year of Israel’s founding.  Palestinians call this day Nakba, meaning “the catastrophe.”  Protests began on Friday in anticipation of the anniversary and have so far lasted through today. Armed conflicts and … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows in the Middle East

Steven Cook wrote a very interesting article today regarding the strange coalition that seems to be forming around Syrian president Bashar al Assad.  Despite the fact that he is employing violent force to repress political protesters and calls for change, … Continue reading

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Syrian Protests Grow Stronger

Despite the fact that our attention has been scattered by more recent events, the Middle East has not calmed down. In fact, in Syria, protests are happening more often and attracting more supporters.  Internal support grows in response to rumored … Continue reading

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Israel’s Next Steps

Is the increasing recognition of the Palestinian state a progressive step forward for the world?  In Foreign Policy blog regarding Israel, Josh Klemons explains that in all likelihood, it is not. He argues that in fact, with more countries pushing … Continue reading

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America’s Role in Libya

An article today in the Christian Science Monitor discusses the debate on Libya currently underway between US politicos.  The article brings up some interesting questions. First, what is Obama trying to achieve by launching missiles into Libya?  Second, just because … Continue reading

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Unfit For Democracy?

In an incendiary op-ed piece in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof criticizes all those who claim that the Arab world is “unfit for democracy.”  He makes excellent points, for example that people who are willing to die for regime … Continue reading

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