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Josh Lockman

Entries by Josh Lockman

Cuba: Investing in the New Frontier

(9) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 6:03 PM

As we stepped outside of Jose Marti Airport amidst the humidity and frenzy of locals eagerly awaiting relatives, we were greeted by our driver, a 45-year-old Czech expat who arrived to Havana five years ago. Having missed out on the capitalist transformation after the 1989 fall of the USSR, our...

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Resetting U.S. Policy on Syria

(6) Comments | Posted May 23, 2011 | 2:07 PM

As the uprising in Syria continues to grow despite a brutal crackdown by the Assad regime, there are signs that the Obama Administration plans to switch gears. In his address on the Middle East on Thursday, President Obama issued his first public comments on Syria since the uprising began in...

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Why Mubarak Must Step Down Immediately

(3) Comments | Posted February 2, 2011 | 12:09 PM

In the wake of the unfolding uprising in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak's announcement on Tuesday that he will serve out the remainder of his term until scheduled presidential elections this September will only fuel greater instability, not only in Egypt but throughout the Middle East. If Mubarak obstinately flouts both...

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Plotting the Next Moves in Obama's Chess Match with Iran

(32) Comments | Posted January 22, 2010 | 6:30 PM

As President Obama surveys the perilous landscape of the Middle East after his first year in office, his next moves in the chess match over Iran's nuclear weapons program could be decisive. While the President should be commended for vigorously engaging with the Iranian regime, now is the time for...

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Yemen: The Next Front in Obama's War on Terrorism

(3) Comments | Posted January 5, 2010 | 4:49 PM

In the aftermath of the failed Christmas terrorist attack in Detroit, the United States has refocused its attention on Yemen, where al-Qaeda has taken refuge and flourished in the last decade. Yemen thus poses yet another challenge to the Obama Administration as it forges its strategy against al-Qaeda. The gravity...

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