Articles tagged with: Middle East

Sam Hardy
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on : Friday, 16 May, 2014

Africa’s Middle East Moment

Earlier this month almost a thousand delegates descended on Abuja, Nigeria’s business capital, for the 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa meeting. The annual regional summit of the world’s political and business elite was held outside South Africa for the first time in its twenty-four-year history. The event symbolized Nigeria’s unprecedented economic growth even though it was overshadowed by the crisis sparked when Al-Qaeda-linked Boko Haram kidnapped over 250 schoolgirls who remain ...

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Robert E. Hunter
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on : Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014

Putting the Pieces Together

Historically, all great powers have faced the problem of translating their inherent economic, political and military power into lasting influence. One requirement for doing so is coherence of policy, so that the various parts of the great power’s engagements abroad work together—or at least are not in conflict with one another. That challenge is now facing the United States more than ever before. The US is still the most powerful nation in the world, especially in military and eco...

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Joseph Braude
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on : Thursday, 9 Jan, 2014

South Koreans on Arab Airwaves

As a child at home in the United States I used to listen to broadcasts from faraway places via shortwave radio, the transmission typically uneven and full of static. Today thos...

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Clarissa Pharr
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on : Saturday, 28 Dec, 2013

Unwitting Ambassadors

Recently, while attending a conference in New York focused on art and social change, an Egyptian artist remarked: "We have to make art about Tahrir, or the revolution, to get not...

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Mina Al-Droubi
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on : Saturday, 21 Sep, 2013

A Question of Freedom

“Freedom is when someone can express their ideas and choices without fear and embarrassment,” Syrian artist Khaled Takreti tells The Majalla about the subject of his latest...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 5 Aug, 2013

US extends Middle East embassy closures

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US announced that several American embassies across the Middle East and Africa will remain closed this week, after more than 20 were closed on Sunday ...

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Caryle Murphy
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on : Wednesday, 17 Jul, 2013

Will Washington Push for Women’s Rights?

The rights of women across the Middle East have become major casualties of the protracted political turmoil and violence that have been blighting the region for over two years now....

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Ali Gokpinar
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on : Monday, 1 Jul, 2013

The Turkish Model

In an unprecedented move, in late December 2012 Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) government started negotiations with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to resolve ...

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David Andrew Weinberg
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on : Wednesday, 22 May, 2013

Going AWOL?

It has been over two years since a wave of protests and revolutions rocked the Arab world, and we have yet to see whether these initial openings will be consolidated into durable, ...

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Thomas Hegghammer
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on : Monday, 13 May, 2013

Ten Years, and Ten Lessons, Later

STANFORD, Asharq Al-Awsat—Ten years ago yesterday, the Saudi capital, Riyadh, was rocked by three near-simultaneous suicide bombings at housing compounds for expatriates. Ove...

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