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February 15, 2012
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THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT NOW
William B. Quandt
How President Obama can get peacemaking back on track READ MORE
THE STRUGGLE FOR MIDDLE EAST DEMOCRACY
Shadi Hamid
Why the Arab street finally revolted READ MORE
NEGOTIATING PEACE IN SUDAN
Princeton N. Lyman
An American perspective READ MORE
REFLECTIONS ON ARAB RENAISSANCE
Ahmed Zewail
A call for education reformREAD MORE
ARAB SPRING SEEN FROM TEHRAN
Trita Parsi , Reza Marashi
The geopolitical contest for the region’s hearts and minds READ MORE
GOVERNING A WORLD WITH HIV AND AIDS
Alex de Waal
The pandemic is not out of the danger zone, but apocalyptic predictions about the collapse of armies, state crises, and a vicious interaction between HIV/AIDS and violent conflict -- especially in Africa -- have not come to pass. Careful analysis gives far less cause for pessimism than many imagined would be possible even half a decade ago.READ MORE
BRAZIL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Celso Amorim
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silvaa made the region a foreign policy focus in pursuit of greater South-South cooperation. An insider’s look at how the Brasília sees Arab democratization, Arab-Israeli peace, the nuclear standoff with Iran and trade and investment promotion.READ MORE
THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE
Mostafa K. Tolba
The results of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun proved once again that nations are not serious about addressing the danger posed by global warming. Non-stop consultations between developed and developing countries must achieve tangible and effective compromises before the follow-up conference in Durban in November.READ MORE
GREAT GAMES, LOCAL RULES
Alexander Cooley
The big-power competition in Central Asia is not quite what it seems. More intriguing is how the region’s governments play the U.S., China and Russia off one another for political and economic gain.READ MORE
NELSON MANDELA’S LEGACY
John Carlin
What the world must learn from one of our greatest leaders READ MORE
AN EMERGING NEW WORLD ORDER
Pravin Gordhan
How the rise of developing economies–exemplified by BRICS– is changing the old way of doing business READ MORE
FREE SPEECH IN THE AGE OF TWITTER
Jillian C. York
The microblogging service has become the digital tool of choice for political and social activists. But more important than Twitter’s protest-friendly architecture is the commitment of company executives to uncensored expression.​READ MORE
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TWEETED
Rasha A. Abdulla
There is no doubt that social networking helped bring Egyptians to Tahrir Square for the country’s January 25 revolution. But, equally important, services like Facebook and Twitter also prepared the ground by providing a model of horizontal communication and democratic participation.​READ MORE
EGYPT'S SEARCH FOR TRUTH
Michael Wahid Hanna
The effort to hold the former regime of President Hosni Mubarak to account is off to a poor start. But as the experiences of other nations in transition have shown, establishing a credible record of past abuses is essential to forming a democratic culture.READ MORE
THE ERDOĞAN EFFECT: TURKEY, EGYPT AND THE FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Nuh Yilmaz, Kadir Ustun
Turkey has adopted a pro-active foreign policy in support of democracy in the Middle East. Together with a democratic and economically strong Egypt, Turkey can help Arab countries forge an integrated regional order.READ MORE
JOINING HEZBOLLAH
Nicholas Blanford
The militant Lebanese Shia group believes that the psychological makeup of individual fighters, rather than their weapons, is the key to their battlefield triumphs. An inside glimpse at how the Iranian-backed party sustains its war against Israel.READ MORE
Celebrating Two Great Inevitabilities
Why SCAF Must Go
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