• A Tactical Victory Over IS, But What Is Next?

  • Al-Maliki Is Out, Viva Al-Maliki?

  • Egypt’s New President Moves to Fulfill His Economic Mandate

  • Some Reflections on the Departure of Five Arab Leaders in Three Years

A Tactical Victory Over IS, But What Is Next?

A Tactical Victory Over IS, But What Is Next?

What US President Barack Obama described as a humanitarian rescue mission of the thousands of Yazidis trapped on a mountain in northern Iraq was actually quite a different matter. The supply drops and the bombing operations ordered by the US ...

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Al-Maliki Is Out, Viva Al-Maliki?

Al-Maliki Is Out, Viva Al-Maliki?

Iraq’s Nouri Al-Maliki finally got the point and reluctantly left office. However, it would be a colossal mistake to count him out of Iraq’s political process, despite all the hopes to the contrary. Listening carefully to his departure speech, and ...

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Egypt’s New President Moves to Fulfill His Economic Mandate

Egypt’s New President Moves to Fulfill His Economic Mandate

Egypt’s new President Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sissi has launched a bold economic initiative. In an Aug. 5 speech, President al-Sissi announced the construction of a New Suez Canal, to be completed within the next 12 months. The new canal, an ...

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Some Reflections on the Departure of Five Arab Leaders in Three Years

Some Reflections on the Departure of Five Arab Leaders in Three Years

In slightly over three and half years, five Arab heads of state have been forced out of office, and one other has been facing an existential challenge: Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali; Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak and Mohammed Morsi; Libya’s ...

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