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Middle East Revolutions

The Fragrance of Revolutions: From Carnation to Jasmine

Eunice Roque | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Eunice Roque

Even in a predominantly religious and conservative Arab world, the under-30, the most populous generation of Arabs, is determined to sustain a strong trend toward more civilian participation and representative government. It's a genie-out-of-the-bottle predicament.

Three Questions to Get Your Government Relations Job Done -- and Get Ahead

Christopher Mondini | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Christopher Mondini

So you are still settling into your new role: Global Public Policy Director at a dynamic internet company -- a company intent on providing services to...

Tribeca Takes: Ahmed Ahmed on Just Like Us

Tribeca | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment

In the spring of 2009, a dozen American and international comedians and I set out for the Middle East on a four-country comedy tour. What we embarked on was groundbreaking, to say the least.

Russia Joins West In Calling For Gaddafi To Quit

Posted 07.27.2011 | World

(Reuters) - Russia believes Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi should quit and could help broker his departure, a senior Russian official said on Friday in...

Kofi Annan Calls Obama's Libya Policy "Not Very Helpful"

Richard Grenell | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Richard Grenell

When Barack Obama was running for president he committed to leading the United Nations and other countries towards a common global goal. Since becoming president, Obama has failed to convince the UN to follow his lead.

'U.S. Do Something'

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Welcome to the 21st century, a time already characterized by the limits on American power. This is not an argument for isolationism. It is an argument for a realistic understanding of what we can and cannot do and should and should not do.

An Exit Strategy for the Leaders Refusing to Step Down

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

Global and local leaders must ensure that they do not mislead the civilian opposition or the armed revolutionaries by adopting their cause today without paying heed to the consequences of possible disappointment.

The Butterfly and the Boiling Point: Charting the Wild Winds of Change in 2011

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Solnit

The boiling point of water is straightforward, but the boiling point of societies is mysterious. When exactly do the abuses that have been tolerated for so long become intolerable?

Timing of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiatives

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

This is an opportunity for the Gulf Cooperation Council to prove that it is self-confident and groundbreaking, not just when it comes to developments on the ground, but also in shaping leading trends in the region.

Leap of Reason

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The revolutionary wave in the Arab world is a stroke of good fortune, creating circumstances wherein we can restore our standing as the "good guys." Obama and his minions seem to have no awareness of this whatsoever.

When We Demand Cheap Gasoline, We Are Demanding Disaster

Johann Hari | Posted 05.26.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

When we demand our governments give us cheaper gas, we are -- usually unwittingly -- demanding they give more money to some of the worst dictators in the world, invade more countries, and ramp up global warming.

The Disappearance of the Nightmare Arab: How a Revolution of Hope Is Changing the Way Americans Look at Islam

James Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Carroll

Americans are seeing Arabs and Muslims as if for the first time, and we are, despite ourselves, impressed and moved. In this regard, too, the Arab revolution has been, well, revolutionary.

A New Chapter in the American-Arab Relationship

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

It might be lucky for Obama that the Arab uprisings coincide with his second battle for the presidency -- if he makes good use of this opportunity. This requires blending aspirations and realities wisely, and with moral courage.

How Long Will the U.S. and Europe Keep Repeating the Same Mistakes in the Middle East?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

What is more essential to American security today -- convenient bases for its ships, planes and troops across the Middle East, or a full transition to democracy throughout the region?

Revelation, Revolutions And The Tyrannical New World Order

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Richard T. Hughes

No religious idea has greater potential for shaping global politics in profoundly negative ways than "the new world order," which has gained fresh currency in the midst of today's revolutions.

What Comes Next in Libya -- With or Without Gadhafi

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Under Gadhafi, Libya is a nation without a future. And you can be sure he will fight to the last bullet. This is not someone inclined to flee the bunker.