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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Tunisia Has A Democracy, If They Can Keep It | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.23.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- Tunisia, where the Arab Spring first arose, has a new democratically elected government following presidential elections over the weeken...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Adviser Slams Romney For Arab Spring Criticism | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Colin Kahl, a top foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign, defended Tuesday the president's handling of the Arab Spr...

Sabrina Siddiqui

New Book Reveals Obama Encountered Prospect Of Missing Nuke In Pakistan | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Within the first two years of his presidency, President Barack Obama encountered a host of unforeseen foreign policy problems including the prospect o...

Making Repression Our Business

Nick Turse | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

As the Arab Spring, the Pentagon acted decisively. It forged ever deeper ties with some of the most repressive regimes in the region.

The Moral Unseriousness of the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Sohrab Ahmari | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Sohrab Ahmari

No, Wall Street is not Tahrir Square. Los Angeles is not Damascus. And to make the comparison is to denigrate the courage of brave young Arab dissidents who took on ruthless dictatorial regimes entrenched for decades.

Why We Should Prepare for the Arab Spring to Fail

Katie Engelhart | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

In history, we're used to seeing events on an extended timeline: where a few years, or a few decades don't mean very much. In current affairs, that's harder to swallow.

Marcus Baram

CHART: Obama's Middle East Speeches Compared | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Since President Obama's much-praised speech at Cairo University in June 2009, a lot has changed in the Middle East. Thursday's highly a...

Andrea Stone

Obama Middle East Speech Comes Amid Deep Anger, Resentment of U.S., New Book Finds | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama readies a speech aimed at resetting America's relationships in the Middle East, at least one social scientist ...

Obama's Reset: Arab Spring or Same Old Thing?

Nick Turse | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Nick Turse

On Thursday, Obama will "reset" American policy in the Middle East with a major address. But barring an almost inconceivable policy shift, all signs indicate that the Pentagon will quietly maintain antithetical policies.