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A Middle East Without a Peace Process?

Time | Tony Karon | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

Welcome to the post-peace process: The drama that unfolded on Israel's boundaries on Sunday as 12 Palestinians were killed in a wave of unarmed civil ...

An Expanded GCC: Challenges and Opportunities

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

As the Gulf Cooperation Council expands, the Arab world will be split into the monarchical and the republican regimes. Will this herald a new Arab Cold War or will the spirit of the Arab Spring us into a more promising future?

Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf: An Attempt To Steal the Show

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The governments of the Arab Gulf states have been skeptical of the Arab Spring. For many political observers this skepticism stemmed from the fact tha...

Miral Defies Racial Stereotypes of Arabs in the Media

David A. Love | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media
David A. Love

This film presents Palestinians as everyday human beings in all their complexities. Miral provided a public service to viewers who are unexposed to the Israel occupation.

America's Arab Comeback Except for Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

America's problems with Arabs and its challenges in the Middle East are far from over. Mr. Obama must still fulfill his promises to celebrate with Palestinians their full membership in the United Nations this fall and to draw down its forces in Afghanistan.

Do Western Strikes in Libya Betray Peaceful Revolt Everywhere?

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The foreign intervention in the rebellion in Libya has clouded the rosy vision of nonviolent, youth-led uprisings that had enchanted activists around the world.

Barack Is Louder Than The Bite

Sunil Adam | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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How Does an "Arab Expat Peace Corps" Sound?

Tulin Daloglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tulin Daloglu

With the citizens of Arab nations wanting to claim their freedom and experience economic prosperity, the opportunity arises for Arab expatriates to have a real impact on the future of the region.

Arab Leaders And Citizens React To U.N Resolution

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the Associated Press is reporting, the U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action to protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over ...

Miral, Israel and AJC

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Harris

Along came Miral and all the rules were broken. Because it involved Israel, and not nations with far more clout in the UN system, the protest fell on deaf ears.

Murder, Madness, and Inhumanity in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brent E. Sasley

There is a tendency to view the violence with what is lauded as dispassionate and objective analysis, or with a close personal identification with one side. Neither reaction is appropriate or helpful.

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.

Arab-Style Democracy: The Answer to the Post Dictatorship Era

Elza S. Maalouf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elza S. Maalouf

The values of the industrial age are just emerging in the Middle East under the umbrella of the age of technology and knowledge. Arab cultures have no choice but to advance in this global world.

A King's Speech

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

We all want to laugh, provide for our families, lead meaningful lives, fall in love and be happy. Those are not Jewish or Muslim or Christian ideals -- they are human ones, and they can bring us together.

The Change We Need

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

It is a bit brazen, and even bizarre, that we can be so blind to the stark contradiction between what we advocate for others -- and what we fail to do for ourselves.

The 22-State Solution

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

The fact that the freest Arabs in the Middle East live in Israel is a truth that Israel's enemies cannot bear. In the post-Tahrir era, more and more Arabs will come to see that Israel was never the enemy.

Rabbis' Letter Challenging Israeli Democracy

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Yermi Brenner

The struggle to maintain a unique national identity without compromising the minority's democratic rights is one that not only Israel faces.

The Two Faces Of The Muslim Brotherhood

wsj.com | By CHARLES LEVINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO--Moaz Abdel Karim, an affable 29-year-old who was among a handful of young activists who plotted the recent protests here, is the newest face of...

Egypt's Revolt: Puncturing the Myth of Arab Immaturity

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon Waxman

It's the day after the Egyptian revolution, and now it's time for us in the West to take our man-pill. Our public posture has always been that we sup...

Obama and Egypt: No Drama, Just Results

Eddie Reeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eddie Reeves

Depending on your perspective, the Obama administration was either extremely skillful or extremely lucky on events in Egypt.

After Egypt: Arab Voices Matter

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

All too often the West has acted across the Middle East as if Arabs were objects without sensibilities or concern. It is no longer possible to operate as if Arab public opinion doesn't matter.

Another Knock on the Sphinx's Nose

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Adam

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Welcome Back Egypt

Sami Moubayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sami Moubayed

Something is changing fast in the Arab world, faster perhaps than what aged and ailing despots like Mubarak could digest. Those who toppled their regimes were all young men and women.

TAHRIR: History Living in Us

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

Hope blossoms from the nothingness of the deserts,/ And the winding, crowded alley-ways of old medians and Casbahs across the Arab world.

Mubarak is Gone: The Day Young Arabs Will Never Forget

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omar Baddar

Hosni Mubarak has resigned after weeks of Egyptian protest. The implications for the region are profound, from other Arab governments' accountability to their people, to the regional equilibrium and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.