Articles tagged with: blog

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 the attacks on 9/11, and contextualize these events in the wider history of America’s foreign relations. Written in an eloquent and thoughtful style and markedly different from the other literature that has come out in the past decade or so, Beinart’s work should be read by anyone interested in American foreign poli...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2012

Religion and Outrage in Cairo

Congratulations to Sam Bacile, the Israeli property developer who was reportedly behind the knuckle-headed video which last night appeared to lead to the deaths of five Americans, one of them the ambassador to Libya. The film, which was also allegedly backed by a consortium of wealthy Jewish funders, depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a fraud. Mr Bacile, who today appeared stubbornly unrepentant, obviously knows which buttons to push. His decidedly ham-fisted effort also triggered angry p...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Monday, 6 Aug, 2012

Egyptian Border Attack Fuels Anxiety

Wait for it – because it surely won’t be long. Following yesterday’s attack on an Egyptian border post in which at least 16 troops were reportedly shot dead by militants, ...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Monday, 6 Aug, 2012

Foreign Priorities

I’m spending the month in my hometown near the port city of San Diego, which hosts a large concentration of US Navy and Marine facilities. Needless to say, the affairs of the two...

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Stephen Glain
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on : Wednesday, 1 Aug, 2012

Romney, Culture, and the Middle East

In late 1999 I spent a day reporting in the West Bank from a delivery truck operated by Al-Haya Food Industries, a venerable Palestinian meat company. My escorts were Halil Masaud ...

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Paula Mejia
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on : Monday, 27 Feb, 2012

Friends of Syria Have no Teeth

On Friday, some 70 foreign ministers and diplomats met in Tunis in the first meeting of the “Friends of Syria”, a coordinated international effort that is attempting to fin...

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Jacqueline Shoen
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on : Friday, 24 Feb, 2012

A Handshake to Kill

America has a problem. This problem has manifested itself in the recent merger of Al-Qaeda, America’s number one enemy, with the Somali insurgent group, Al-Shabab. The latter...

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Alastair Beach
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on : Tuesday, 21 Feb, 2012

All the President’s Men

TV weathermen have a cosy life in Egypt – a country where the climate is as predictable as a Russian UN veto. The wind, for instance, which blows upstream along the Nile f...

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Jacqueline Shoen
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on : Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2012

Saleh for Sale

President Ali Abdullah Saleh has finally left Yemen, and now the Yemenis along with the international community must make sure that he does not return. According to media re...

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Paula Mejia
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on : Monday, 23 Jan, 2012

The Beginning of the End for Syria?

The Arab league convened on Sunday in Cairo in order to deliberate over the future of the organization’s mission to Syria. Despite the fact that the 22-member organization’...

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