Articles tagged with: Obama

Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 24 Sep, 2013

Rouhani seeks to introduce Iranians’ peace-loving face to world

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iran’s president says he seeks to “introduce the real peace-loving face of [the] Iranian nation” to the world, using the opportunity which will be created during the UN General Assembly in New York. “We will try to make the voice and message of the Iranian nation heard by the world and say that the Iranian nation is opposed to any violence and extremism, particularly in today’s world, namely in our region,” Rouhani said on Monday before leaving Tehran to ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 5 Aug, 2013

US extends Middle East embassy closures

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US announced that several American embassies across the Middle East and Africa will remain closed this week, after more than 20 were closed on Sunday in response to warnings of a terrorist threat. According to a US State Department spokeswoman, the closures are due to an “abundance of caution,” but “not an indication of a new threat.” US embassies and consulates in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, an...

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David Andrew Weinberg
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on : Wednesday, 10 Jul, 2013

America Can’t Win

A decade or two ago, American experts focused on the Middle East used to love talking about the “Turkish model” for democracy in the Arab world. The idea was that since Turkey ...

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Elizabeth Monier
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on : Tuesday, 9 Jul, 2013

A Conflict of Definitions

There are rising levels of frustration among Egyptians who supported the removal of Mursi from power over what they see as biased statements from “Western” media and leader...

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James Spencer
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on : Tuesday, 2 Jul, 2013

A Dangerous Supply Chain

The recent decision by the British, French and Americans to supply weapons overtly to the rebels in Syria may offer short-term political kudos, but it is a policy fraught with ...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Wednesday, 26 Jun, 2013

Too Little, Too Late

President Obama’s decision to arm the Syrian opposition represents an important tactical shift in American policy towards Syria, over two years into the civil war. However, by it...

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Grace Perriman
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on : Friday, 21 Jun, 2013

Michael Hastings, 1980–2013

In both life and death, Michael Hastings caused a media storm. The divisive journalist passed away on Tuesday, June 18 in a car accident in Los Angeles. News of his tragic deat...

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Michael Hastings
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on : Friday, 21 Jun, 2013

Did America Win?

After news of the tragic death of Michael Hastings on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, The Majalla remembers his contribution to investigative journalism and his tireless efforts to por...

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Alex Edwards
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on : Friday, 7 Jun, 2013

Three Against One

The American writer and academic Walter Russell Meade once divided American foreign policy into four overlapping schools, which he named after prominent statesmen he believed e...

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Abubakr Al-Shamahi
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on : Wednesday, 15 May, 2013

Trapped in Limbo

In 2008, the then fresh-faced US presidential hopeful Barack Obama promised to shut down the detention center that had become famous as a symbol of the presidency of George W. Bush...

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