Articles tagged with: US

Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014

Heritage in the Right Hands

When US forces captured Saddam Hussein’s intelligence building in 2003, they accidentally uncovered a great treasure: a collection of centuries-old copies of the Torah and the Haggadah, as well as university applications and financial documents and personal photographs, all constituting one of the most comprehensive records of Iraq’s indigenous Jewish community. The documents had been seized from the homes of Jewish families as they fled persecution in the country in the 1970s. Having be...

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Juliet Highet
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on : Saturday, 1 Feb, 2014

A Theater of Limitless Possibilities

In the video Nature Morte (Dead Nature), 2009, by artist Akram Zaatari, two men silently prepare for military action in the cold light of dawn. The older man, in reality a former member of the Lebanese resistance, had featured in an earlier video by Zaatari ironically titled All is Well on the Border, 1997. While the older man prepares a bomb, the younger one carefully mends his jacket. At the end, the older man leaves with his weapon, the younger one stays behind. Zaatari says of the fi...

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Barçin Yinanç
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on : Monday, 21 Oct, 2013

Turkey Turns East

Judging from the reactions, as well as from private conversations with diplomats, Turkey’s decision to co-produce a missile defense system with a Chinese firm caught Ankara’s W...

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David Patrikarakos
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on : Friday, 27 Sep, 2013

One Step at a Time

It was the culmination of a months-long charm offensive that began before Hassan Rouhani was even elected president of Iran. From the moment he announced his candidacy back in Apri...

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Jonathan Cook
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on : Thursday, 26 Sep, 2013

Far from Ambivalent

An interview held last week with Michael Oren, Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the United Nations, has added to the already significant confusion about the country’s goals ...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Wednesday, 25 Sep, 2013

A Closing Window

President Obama’s negotiations with Russia over securing the disarmament of Syria’s chemical weapons have created a small window of opportunity to reset the international negot...

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Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
on : Friday, 20 Sep, 2013

International Indecision

Public and political attention has been fixated on the White House as President Obama and his administration agonize over how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. UN...

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Christian Emery
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on : Thursday, 19 Sep, 2013

From the Jaws of Syria

Few could have predicted the extraordinary chain of events that led President Obama to support a Russian-sponsored diplomatic initiative which will for the foreseeable future shiel...

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Ahu Özyurt
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on : Thursday, 12 Sep, 2013

A Shaky Relationship

Turkey’s relationship with the US has gone through some serious ups and downs in the last decade. But the escalation of the Syrian crisis and the reluctance of Washington to inte...

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Stephen Starr
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on : Wednesday, 11 Sep, 2013

War of Words

A US-led military intervention in Syria would be inextricably founded in the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces early on August 21. Both the White House an...

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