Category Archives: Israel

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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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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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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Weekly Roundup 5/28

Yemen: – Great timeline of the Yemeni revolution up until May 22nd, which was the anniversary of the 1990 unification of North and South Yemen. – On May 22nd Saleh was supposed to sign the GCC agreement, which called for … Continue reading

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Blogging Heads and Constitutions

The two parts of this post are unconnected other than that they both interest me. Part One is a Blogging heads video (can’t be embedded) featuring Elias Muhana, author of the Qifa Nabki blog, and Camille Otrakji. It is worth checking out the … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 5/21

< Obama Speech: – On Thursday, President Obama gave a 45-minute speech on America’s foreign policy in the Middle East, given the change that has swept the region. Mideast Reports posted video and analysis of the speech on the blog. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Middle East Policy Speech

Part I: By Andrew Lieber How you decide to view Obama’s speech will inevitably depend on the expectations you went into it with. If you expected to hear him upend decades of relative continuity in US Policy towards the Arabic world as … Continue reading

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