Articles tagged with: America

David Patrikarakos
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on : Monday, 11 Mar, 2013

Small Steps Forward

As the jewel in a rather unpleasant dictatorship’s crown, Almaty was perhaps a strange choice of venue for the latest round of nuclear talks between the P5+1 and Iran two weeks ago. Nonetheless, reaction coming out of the talks—the first time Iran had met with the P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) in eight months—is tentatively positive. In terms of tangible results, there was nothing beyond an agreement between the two sides to meet again. Twice, in fact: once f...

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Youssef Cherif
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on : Wednesday, 6 Mar, 2013

Arab Facebook Tribunal

The media scene was monolithic under Tunisia’s old government, while the public arena was characterized by the absence of politics. A news booth in Tunisia three years ago looked like a display of a duplication of one picture in different colors. Heated discussions concerned football matches and Star Academy rather than government shuffles and upcoming elections. The uprisings have changed this picture, only now, Tunisia has rumors and conspiracy theories instead of a free press and innovative...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Monday, 14 Jan, 2013

Rebels’ Justice

“So now, you do not know my name?” declared the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, in response to a question posed by one of the judges at his trial. A wry smile broke ac...

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C. Ella Wind
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on : Wednesday, 9 Jan, 2013

Exiled to Purgatory

A few months ago a message arrived from a good friend in Beirut. Houssein described how, three months earlier, he had lost his job as an architectural engineer. He had been app...

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Jacqueline Shoen
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on : Friday, 9 Nov, 2012

Why I Didn’t Vote for Obama

As an American expat, America’s role and reputation in the international arena is of crucial importance to me. Like my president, I believe in America’s ability to lead, an...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Thursday, 8 Nov, 2012

What Next for Obama?

He won—but he won ugly. The same US president who first captured the White House in poetry and governed in competent—if lackluster—prose has been re-elected despite an...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Friday, 2 Nov, 2012

Difference in Degree, but not in Kind

The final debate between America’s two presidential rivals made one thing painfully clear: US foreign policy under President Barak Obama’s second term would deviate only margin...

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Alex Edwards
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on : Monday, 29 Oct, 2012

The Cautious American President

At the end of his first term, President Obama’s public foreign policy in the Middle East has reflected his presidency as a whole: cautious, measured, haunted by its own high-blow...

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Bryan R. Gibson
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on : Thursday, 20 Sep, 2012

Fanning the Flame

For the past week the Islamic world has been seething with rage after an amateurish video that mocks the life of the prophet Muhammad and has left twenty-eight people dead, inc...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Friday, 14 Sep, 2012

Eleven Years after 9/11

The Icarus Syndrome by Peter Beinart Few books capture the transformation of America’s foreign policy and the nation’s psyche in the hours and months after t...

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