Who can help Syria?

Fires have been started across the Middle East from Tehran to Tunis, Aleppo to Benghazi to Cairo, and now Gaza and Tel Aviv. The Middle East is up in flames and we probably wont see them put out in our time. No one can predict where the violence will spread, or get it under control. […]

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Egypt Leaving a Mark

Egypt may be the unlikely winner of another round of conflict between Israel and Gaza that killed more than 100 people and caused major destruction. A speculative ceasefire was announced in Cairo where the Egyptian government played a major role. President Mohammad Mursi was a key player in brokering the ceasefire last week, even after […]

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Where is the US?

  The United States absence at Sir Bani Yas Forum, did not go unnoticed. During the two-and-a-half day interactive discussion, participants debated the changing strategic landscape in the Middle East, the ongoing repercussions from the Arab Spring, prospects for the Middle East Peace Process, and other current issues. Participants suspected that the US was AWOL […]

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Lollapalooza in Israel?

On the water logged Saturday, or day 2, of lollapalooza in Chicago this summer, Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza founder, announced that the franchise would be expanding to the Middle East in 2013. As of Summer 2013, Lollapalooza has been rocking the US for 22 year. The festival started in 1991 as a farewell tour to Jane’s […]

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