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September 21, 2010

Pakistan
A Conversation with Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistani foreign minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi examines the regional development challenges that Pakistan faces due to the catastrophic floods, the need for constructive dialogue with India…

September 21, 2010

Pakistan
A Conversation with Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi

JAMI MISCIK: Well, council rules, good evening. It's six o'clock, so we'll go ahead and get started. I'm Jami Miscik, and I'd like to thank you all for joining us here this evening for the Council …

January 22, 2016

Turkey
Winter Storm Reading

Snow- and Middle East–themed reading for this weekend's winter storm.

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December 23, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Warning of Kidnapping by Nigeria’s Boko Haram

Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed on December 18 issued a warning that Boko Haram is planning a spectacular kidnapping similar to the 2014 Chibok kidnapping. Mohammed said tha…

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September 7, 2012

Human Rights
Weekend Reading: Non-Islamists in Egypt, Bahrain’s Brutal Police, and Syria’s Tragedy

Said Shehata laments the lack of an effective opposition in Egypt’s largely Islamist-dominated political arena. Mahmood on Mahmood’s Den, reflecting on Bahraini police brutality, says that Bahrain’s…

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July 8, 2011

Turkey
Weekend Reading: Regional Tensions on the Rise

Syrian men living in Jordan shout slogans against Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad during a demonstration in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman (Muhammad Hamed/Courtesy Reuters) The Sandmonkey…

Weekend Reading: Regional Tensions on the Rise

October 7, 2009

Congresses and Parliaments
Pakistan: Beyond the War on Terror

Watch Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan's minister of foreign affairs, examine U.S.-Pakistan relations and critical political, economic, and security issues in the region.

April 1, 2011

Jordan
Friday Roundup 4.1

A street vendor sells nuts during a demonstration against the government in Amman (Muhammad Hamed/Courtesy Reuters) Tabler on Syria Assad: Reformer no more? What is it about assassinations? MEI e…

Friday Roundup 4.1

April 7, 2006

Iran
Iran’s Multifaceted Foreign Policy

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Iranian foreign policy is not the province of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but rather of a complex set of groups mostly run by clerics. This results in a foreign po…