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If Libya’s U.S.-Client Prime Minister Can be Kidnapped by Al-Qaeda, Why Should Anyone Trust America?

Twelve years after the September 11 attacks, al-Qaeda still isn’t defeated… Continue reading

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The “Arab Spring” is now officially over

Al-Qaeda linked terrorism threatens Tunisia’s economy and security… Continue reading

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The Deliberate Muslim Brotherhood Violence in Cairo Fostering the “Victimization and Martyrdom” Narrative

Muslim Brothers’ desire for death through self-sacrifice… Continue reading

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Egyptian Armed Forces First Statement: “Call for Meeting the Demands of the People”

Tahrir Square erupts in joy after Egypt armed forces first statement… Continue reading

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Second Statement: Army Says It Won’t Take Power…Yet

The Egyptian army says it will not take power after all… Continue reading

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What Now in Egypt? Informed Speculations

These are speculations I’m thinking through but want to share them with you… Continue reading

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In Egypt, Army Threatens Coup while U.S. Policy has backed the Regime

Is the one-year-old experiment in Egyptian democracy going to end?… Continue reading

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Fools Rush In Where Statesmen Fear to Tread

What the heck is the U.S. line on the Middle East… Continue reading

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Can Assad’s Syria Survive Revolution?

How the Assad regime has managed to survive the revolution, for the time being and in contrast to other recent upheavals in the Middle East… Continue reading

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Obama Says: I’m Backing Democracy and Human Rights; Egyptian Human Rights’ Activist: Not True!

We are continually told that Obama’s policy has been supportive of democracy and human rights, but this is not true at all… Continue reading

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Open letter to Obama: You’re not Backing Democracy and Human Rights

Open letter to President Obama by Bahieddin Hassan… Continue reading

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Arab Moderation Is Murdered: An Assassination in Tunisia

People who believe the Arabic-speaking world is heading toward democracy don’t understand that Islamist forces are unleashed quite willing to engage in violence until total triumph… Continue reading

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On Mistaking Mohamed Mursi For His Mask

2012 will likely be remembered as the year that Islamists made the greatest gains in their quest for a new caliphate in the region… Continue reading

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The Middle East Crises of 2013 Are Already In Dress Rehearsal

If 2011 was the year of the Arab Spring, 2013 looks to be the year of the Arab Fall… Continue reading

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Egypt: There Goes the Army; There Goes the Free Media; There Goes Egypt

So can you write “Arab Spring,” free elections, democracy in Egypt, and such things 100 times?… Continue reading

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Israel is in Good Shape Because So Many Others Decided Not to Be

The more I think about Israel’s security situation at this moment, the better it looks… Continue reading

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WikiLeaks: El Baradei Returns to Cairo

More than 1,000 supporters converged on Cairo International airport to greet Mohamed ElBaradei… Continue reading

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Parallel Betrayals: Iranian Revolution and Arab Spring

Many are the lessons to be learned between the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the current revolutions of the Arab world… Continue reading

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Egypt: Things to Think About as We Await the Presidential Election Outcome

While one can certainly sympathize with the idea of letting an elected parliament being allowed to take office… Continue reading

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Clearest and Briefest Possible Summary of the Situation in Syria

There are three possible outcomes to the Syrian civil war… Continue reading

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Bush and Obama Together At Last: In Misunderstanding the Middle East

In one of his first statements since leaving office, former President George W. Bush remarked on Middle East developments in an article… Continue reading

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U.S. Syrian Policy: A Massacre in Progress; A Disgrace in the Making

U.S. policy toward Syria is turning into a scandal on both strategic and humanitarian grounds… Continue reading

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Libya: Assessing Berber Prospects

One reason the term “Arab Spring” is a misnomer is because of the participation of non-Arabs, including Kurds in Iraq and Syria as well as Berbers in Morocco and Libya… Continue reading

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Egypt’s Elections: Titanic of Western Interests, Meet Iceberg of Islamist Revolutionary Zeal

Egypt will hold its presidential election May 23-24 with a possible run-off on June 16-17. It is impossible at this point to predict what’s going to happen but I can make a good guess… Continue reading

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After the Arab Spring, Salafists are Moving Closer to Changing the Face of the Maghreb

Now the initial euphoria about the Arab revolts has subsided, it’s clear the ‘Arab Spring’ will not bring a liberal, secular, Western (or Islamic) model of democracy to the Arab world… Continue reading

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