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“Libya was able to take down the regime of Qaddafi but has not been able to substitute it with another one?”

  Political Analysis Report Assessing the post-war Libya situation is not easy. Understanding all the factors implicated in such a context is very difficult. Forecasting Libya’s future is almost impossible. Nevertheless, the end of 42 years of capricious regime would … Continue reading

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Iraqi bloggers halt move to restrict Internet freedom

The Iraqi Network for Social Media has achieved what few other likeminded networks in the Arab region could hope for: to influence government policy on cybercrime and media freedom When Iraq‘s parliament in mid 2012 took steps to pass a … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch criticizes Qatar’s draft media law

  The draft media law which was approved by Qatar’s Shura council in June of this year has been criticised by Human Rights Watch (HRW) who said that provisions penalizing criticism of the local government and its relationship with other … Continue reading

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Dictators Go Monarchs Stay

  Elliott Abrams — October 2012 About the Author Elliott Abrams was a deputy national-security adviser in the administration of George W. Bush, where he led the National Security Council’s Middle East and democracy directorates. Some months after the invasion … Continue reading

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Anti-American Autumn Follows Arab Spring

Analysis The brutal assassination of the American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three US diplomats in Benghazi, the cradle of anti-Qaddafi uprising in Libya, suggests an extremely improvident foreign policy of the United States in recent years. The commentators and experts … Continue reading

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Intelligence among Allies Summary Report Intelligence work quite rightly gives preference to “know your enemy” (warnings of war, terrorist attacks, the proliferation of non-conventional weapons) and will continue to devote most of its resources and attention to those potential threats. … Continue reading

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  Special report The Pope in Lebanon for the mission of Christians and the Arab Spring Diplomatic Report Benedict XVI’s announced visit to Lebanon (14-16 September 2012) has a particular urgency for the upheaval that is preying on the region. … Continue reading

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Repression Bege…

    Repression Begets Rebellion in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province     Rioters in unrest-hit southeast Saudi Arabia (Source: Mideast Online)   Against the backdrop of ongoing simmering dissent in the Arab world, growing unrest in Saudi Arabia, in contrast, … Continue reading

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The New Middle …

    The New Middle East   Intelligence Report   The dismantling of Syria and the violence ensuing during the civil war will completely tear apart the neighboring countries, and this is how the map will look:   An Alawite … Continue reading

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Arab movements and their effects on the world region and Afghanistan Taliban Point of View Voice Of Jihad At the end of 2010 and during the years 2011—2012 the Arab world was the witness of demonstrations and people uprising. As … Continue reading

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