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Essay: All in the Papers Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: BICOM

In order to advance their particular story, al-Jazeera and the Guardian have had to misread or misrepresent significant portions of the text, omit other key sections, and demonstrate virtually no appreciation for the history of the negotiations.

The Last Word: The Green Devolution Categories: Australasia, Islamic Extremism, Libya     Author: Jeremy Jones

Gaddafi has had a few supporters who from time to time promoted his "wisdom". In fact, my copy of Jamahiriya: Era of the Masses, which contains Gaddafi's poetry as well as philosophy, was obtained gratis at the now-defunct Sydney bookshop of the pro-Soviet Socialist Party of Australia

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The View from Ramallah Categories: Palestinians     Author: Yehonathan Tommer

The PA, Shaath said, will continue to lobby for international recognition of Palestine's "inalienable right" to declare its independence; but did vow that the PA will ultimately seek a negotiated settlement

Turning Green Again in Iran Categories: Iran     Author: Omid Memarian & Roja Heydarpour

Aside from the imprisonment of its leaders and the isolation from the world, the Green Movement suffers from a lack of direction. The Egyptians had a very clear demand: They wanted Mubarak out. In Iran, there is still some confusion about whether there should be another revolution or reform within t

Watching, Worrying and Hoping Categories: Egypt, Israel, Libya, Middle East     Author: Amotz Asa-El

In the long run, the feeling in Jerusalem is that the mayhem across the Middle East will serve Israel's interests. The precedent whereby Arab citizenries demand their leaders deliver jobs, education and personal dignity is priceless.

From Dictatorship to Democracy? Categories: Egypt, Middle East     Author: Cameron Brown

So why is it some countries that ousted their dictators became full-fledged democracies, while others did not? In examining cases from around the world, three factors in particular seem to be decisive.


The Road to Tahrir Square Categories: Egypt     Author: Michael Rubin

The great surprise is not that millions took to the streets in Egypt, but rather that the United States had for so long predicated its regional security on Mubarak.

Editorial: Once in a Generation Categories: Middle East     Author: Colin Rubenstein

In all the countries affected by the unrest, Islamist forces will be determined to bring about radical theocracy in the short or, more likely, long term. Thanks to the repression of all liberal forces by autocrats, Islamist groups remain generally the only opposition force left

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