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April 7, 2017

Will Syria Yield to the Chemical Weapons Ban?

Syria’s breach of its treaty obligations has led to broad international support for U.S. military action, says CFR’s Lori Esposito Murray.

February 1, 2016

Palestinian Territories
Torture in Palestine Produces No Outrage

The invaluable group Palestine Media Watch (PMW) reports today on torture in the West Bank and Gaza. PMW carries an exposé from the Ma’an news agency, and here is the key portion: General Director o…

August 21, 2012

United States
"Redline and Greenlight"

The Syrian dissident and human rights activist Ammar Abdulhamid entitles his very powerful blog entry today at the Syrian Revolution Digest site "Redline and Greenlight." What does he mean? In hi…

December 6, 2013

United States
SaudiForeignWorkers_CROPPED Weekend Reading: America’s Quagmire?, an Egyptian Thanksgiving, and Foreign Workers No Longer in Saudi

Ammar Abdulhamid looks at the consequences of U.S. inaction in Syria and elsewhere. Maged Atiya remembers his first Thanksgiving. Brian Whitaker on the underreported expulsion of foreign workers in…

August 28, 2014

Will Shia Divisions Hamstring Iraq?

Haider al-Abadi has unified the country’s Shias, but may struggle to keep their support as he forms a new government and attempts to redress Sunni grievances, says expert Mohamad Bazzi.

November 11, 2013

arafat_CROPPED Yasser Arafat: Dead Again

With all the important news going on in the Middle East this past week, Al Jazeera took time out to remind its audience that Yasser Arafat is still dead. It has been nine years since the Palestinian …

March 29, 2013

Syrian National Coalition leader Moaz Alkhatib speaks to journalists during the opening of its embassy in Doha on March 27, 2013 (Dabbous/Courtesy Reuters). Regional Voices: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Tunisia

“Their lives are worthless when it comes to the interests of Egypt and Egyptians…I am a president after a revolution, meaning that we can sacrifice a few so the country can move forward. It is absolu…

December 22, 2012

Russian foreign minister Lavrov speaks during a meeting of President Putin's trustees in Moscow on December 9, 2012 (Karpukhin/Courtesy Reuters). Voices From the Region: Israel, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Turkey

“For decades the Assad regime was talking about the Palestinians’ rights….But Bashar al-Assad has killed more of us today than Israel did in its latest war on Gaza.” – Abu Ammar, Palestinian resident…