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Arab Uprisings

Getting Nervous?

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Laughing for the cameras, the Arab leaders appear nothing if not secure in their power, four longtime members of the Middle East coterie of ...

How Has Saudi Arabia Held Off Its Own Uprisings?

nytimes.com | NEIL MacFARQUHAR | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- As one nation after another has battled uprisings across the Arab world, the one major country spared is also its richest -- S...

At Least 15 Killed In Yemen Crackdown

Posted 07.30.2011 | World

May 30 (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed after forces loyal to Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on protesters in the sout...

Iran Vows To Unplug The Internet

Wall Street Journal | CHRISTOPHER RHOADS and FARNAZ FASSIHI | Posted 07.28.2011 | World

Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace f...

Egypt's Youth Gears Up for Friday Protest Against the Armed Forces

Mónica Villamizar | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Mónica Villamizar

There's another image of the Statue of Liberty wearing a burka and another which needed to be explained: the underpants of Mohamed H Tantawi, the commander of the armed forces.

'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.

Budrus Shows 'White Intifada' Can Beat the Israeli Occupation

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The village of Budrus effectively organized a campaign of nonviolent resistance against Israel's plans to route its "Separation Barrier" through their village lands. Budrus is a compelling account of this successful experiment.

Could Bahrain Prove Crucial To The Strategic Outcome Of 'Arab Spring'?

The Washington Post | Editorial | Posted 07.10.2011 | World

Given the civil war in Libya and serial massacres of opposition demonstrators in Syria , it's not surprising that another ugly campaign of repression,...

Andrea Stone

U.S. Officials Raise Concerns Over Human Rights As Chinese Officials Look On

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the United States opened two days of talks with China Monday, Vice President Joe Biden lauded the growing political ties between the ...

Why Aren't You Watching Al Jazeera?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

We Americans are so isolated from the larger world that we will always be a dollar short and a day late unless we find alternatives to our "media." Al Jazeera is that alternative.

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.

Why Are Uprisings Spreading in the Arab World?

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

Tunisians' sacrifices have created a new moral climate in the region. If Tunisians were willing to make this sacrifice, why shouldn't I also be willing?