Category Archives: Other

Bahrain in the Arab Summer

Written by contributor from abroad (name withheld for security) Recently, Sarah Rangwala examined the complexities of the protests in Bahrain through two interviews conducted with two Bahraini citizens, human rights activist Maryman al-Khawaja and businesswoman Rasha Yousif. While these two … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/19

Picture: King Abdullah of Jordan Jordan: – This week King Abdullah gave a speech outlining political reforms that could take place. The full text can be found online. The speech came a week before the King is set to visit … Continue reading

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Assortment: Bahrain, Syria, Website Re-Design

First, I’m happy to announce that Mideast Reports has started the process of redesigning our website. We will be using the SquareSpace platform.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the site, or … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/11

Picture: The Siege of Misrata (Foreign Policy) Libya: – This fighting intensified in Misrata, a city that has been under siege by Qaddafi’s troops for two months. At least 17 were killed. – The international community is taking a mixed … Continue reading

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Center for a New American Security: Middle East Democracy

Center for a New American Security 5th Annual Conference: Risk and Reward While visiting Washington, DC this past week I attended the annual conference of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) think tank, held at the Willard Hotel … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/5

Saleh Leaves Yemen- Change Square Celebration (by Amel Ahmed) Yemen – Violence continued to rage in Sana’a this week, but in Tiaz the government was also cracking down hard. At least 50 people were killed, and a number of them … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition to Meet amid Growing International Concern

Joshua Landis gives a succinct summary: “Opposition groups and activists are planning to meet in in Antalya, Turkey from May 31 to June 2 in an attempt to elect a transitional council, connect with protesters inside the country, and present the international community … Continue reading

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