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Ibrahim al-Amin
It is not the ongoing confrontation between the regime and pro-reform protesters in Syria that preoccupies the Arab states supporting the overthrow...
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Matthew Cassel
The uprisings sweeping the region have succeeded in transforming the Arab League into a force for change. No longer will the coalition of 22 – now 21...
Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Gilbert Achcar
I was able to attend the meeting of the Syrian opposition that was held on October 8-9 in Sweden, near the capital Stockholm. A number of male and...
Friday, November 18, 2011
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Ibrahim al-Amin
Syrians have reached a stage of acute political division. Just like Lebanon, of which the Arabs are so fond. There is now a section of the population...
Friday, November 18, 2011
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Ibrahim al-Amin
As though there weren’t already enough clowns in the cast, the beloved king of Jordan took the stage to call on the Syrian president to stand down....
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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Ibrahim al-Amin
Over-excitement frequently inhibits reason and impedes rational thought. It makes for ill-considered decisions, which often backfire, and are...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Toufic Haddad
The West Bank’s de-facto financial and political capital, Ramallah, is abuzz with the spectacle of prosperity and statehood. Enormous portraits of...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Hicham Safieddine
The drums of war are being beaten hard by Israel and met with a defiant readiness for a showdown by Iran and its ally Hezbollah. The latest face-off...
Monday, November 14, 2011
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Ali Rizk
Despite talk of Iranian involvement in assassination attempts, and the possibility of an Israeli air strike against Iran's nuclear facilities in Iran...
Monday, November 14, 2011
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