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Entries by James Denselow from 03/2011

The Dark Side of Engagement

| Posted 03.04.2011 | Politics

Although the West has appeared largely as a surprised bystander to much of what has been happening in the Middle East that does not mean it cannot expect to reconfigure its policies towards it once the dust has settled

Return of the Vanished Imam?

| Posted 03.16.2011 | World

While it may seem strange that Lebanon has united in support of action against Libya, the unifying factor is a belief that finally the Lebanese can learn the fate of Imam Musa al-Sadr.

Regime Change or Enclave Creation in Libya?

| Posted 03.18.2011 | World

UNSCR 1973, which calls for a no-fly zone over Libya, is important at a humanitarian level. But considering the location of Gaddafi's forces does this new alliance have assets in place to prevent the fall of Benghazi?

War in the Era of Austerity

| Posted 03.25.2011 | World

As Tomahawk missiles costing four libraries a time crash into Colonel Gaddafi's military infrastructure we should think about new ways to fund our newly empowered responsibility to protect.

Power and Policy in Syria: Intelligence Services, Foreign Relations and Democracy in the Modern Middle East

| Posted 03.25.2011 | Books

Book Review: Written before the recent wave of revolutions across the Middle East, this book by Syrian exile Radwan Ziadeh provides a informative, wel...

Syria's Never-Ending State of Emergency

| Posted 03.29.2011 | World

Unable to blame foreign powers, Bashar al-Assad's next move is the greatest test of his ability to reform Syria.