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October 31, 2011

United States
Syria No-Fly Zone: Realistic Objectives

A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria's President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters). Last week, Syrian opposition activists agreed on the theme of their customar…

A Syrian shouts slogans during protest against government of Syria’s President Assad (Osman Orsal/Courtesy Reuters).

October 24, 2011

Thailand
Bangkok to Be Hit by Second Wave of Flooding

An elderly flood victim sits outside an evacuation centre at an unused airport terminal at Dan Mueang Airport in Bangkok October 24, 2011. (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters) Although the Thai capita…

An elderly flood victim sits outside an evacuation centre at an unused airport terminal at Dan Mueang Airport in Bangkok October 24, 2011.

September 30, 2011

Malaysia
Malaysia’s Sham Trial

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim smiles as he arrives at courthouse for his sodomy trial in Kuala Lumpur (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters). Much has changed in Southeast Asia over th…

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim smiles as he arrives at courthouse for his sodomy trial in Kuala Lumpur.

October 6, 2011

The World Next Week: The Eurozone Crisis Continues

Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel at a summit in Brussels in March 2011. (Francois Lenoir/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I sat down to discuss the G20 meeting i…

Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel at a summit in Brussels in March 2011. (Francois Lenoir/courtesy Reuters)

March 2, 2012

Israel
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria Besieges, Egypt Relents, and Iran War-Talk

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. Developments shifted back this week to the intense fighting in Syria, especially the siege of Homs. On Thursday, Syrian rebels announced their retreat fro…

Some of the fourteen Egyptian activists who were accused of working for unlicensed non-governmental organizations and receiving illegal foreign funds, stand in a cage during the opening of their trial in Cairo on February 26, 2012 (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).

March 6, 2012

Asia
Can the Bloom Return to Indonesia’s Democracy?

Months of revelations of alleged scandals of major figures in President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democratic Party has slowly but surely dragged down public opinion in Indonesia of the government, a…

Former Democratic Party treasurer Nazaruddin Muhammad, escorted by policemen, leaves the Corruption Eradication Commission office in Jakarta.

April 17, 2012

Egypt
Islamic Law and Justice for All?

My dear friend, Nervana Mahmoud, an Egyptian-born doctor in the UK, is a keen observer of events in Egypt and the Middle East.  Her post on Islamic law and constitutions in the region is extraordinar…

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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 19, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Richard Joseph on Nigeria and Insecurity

Undated handout image courtesy of the U.S. Air Force shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) Richard Joseph, the John Evans professor of political science at Northwestern …

Richard Joseph on Nigeria and Insecurity

February 21, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Babangida and Boko Haram

The bad relations between former strongman, military general, and head of state Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) and President Goodluck Jonathan are yet another sign of the breakdown of elite bargaining, whic…

Nigeria's former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida waves to the crowd during a rally marking his official declaration for the presidential bid in the federal capital Abuja September 15, 2010.