Tag Archives: Middle East

Charles Cogan on the use of drones

Drones: What’s the Fuss About? By Charles Cogan The Huffington Post “The rationale for the drone strikes, which started in Pakistan, was that Americans were being targeted from a foreign country that wouldn’t let us in to do something about … Continue reading

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Olli Heinonen on creating a Middle East WMD-free zone

The Middle Eastern Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (WMDFZ)- Nuclear Verification By Olli Heinonen and Christian Charlier Belfer Center Research “The establishment of a WMDFZ in the Middle East is a real challenge for the international community taking into consideration … Continue reading

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David Ignatius on combating al-Qaida

U.S. Policy Toward Countering al-Qaeda 2.0 By David Ignatius Washington Post “The Obama administration is working with its allies to frame a strategy to combat what might be called ‘al-Qaeda 2.0’ — an evolving, morphing terrorist threat that lacks a … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on democracy in Iraq and Egypt

Iraq and Egypt: Learning Democratic Republicanism By Rami Khouri Agence Global “The events in Iraq and Egypt these days are particularly important to follow and understand as best we can, because of what they tell us about how some Arab … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on Israel’s new government

Consolidating Its Center or Its Criminality? By Rami Khouri Agence Global “All that can be said with certainty now about the Israeli election results is that the deck of political cards in parliament has been dramatically reshuffled: Prime Minister Benjamin … Continue reading

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David Ignatius on Saudi Women’s Rights

Newfound Status for Saudi Women By David Ignatius Washington Post “King Abdullah announced Jan. 11 that 30 women would join the kingdom’s Shura Council, a consultative body of 150 persons, and that women henceforth would hold 20 percent of the seats. … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on criminal accountability in Iraq

Criminal Accountability Remains Due in Iraq By Rami Khouri Agence Global “I had both negative and positive reactions to the news earlier this week that an American defense contractor (Engility Holdings Inc.) whose subsidiary was accused of conspiring to torture … Continue reading

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