1556, Section: Opinion
Published on 16 September 2014 by washingtonpost.com Ramzy Mardini in Opinion
The United States has a tradition of misinterpreting the Middle East. President George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003 with misplaced certainty, misconstrued assumptions, and poor foresight.
Published on 16 September 2014 by al-monitor.com Mustafa Akyol in Opinion
Since 9/11, one of the most frequently asked questions in the West has been, “Why don't moderate Muslims speak out against extremists?"
Published on 11 September 2014 by middleeasteye.net Ramzy Baroud in Opinion
Aside from being a major military setback, Israel’s war on Gaza has also disoriented the policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like never before. Since the announcement of a ceasefire on August 26, his statements appear erratic and particularly uncertain, an expected outcome of the Gaza war.
Published on 11 September 2014 by middleeastcorner.org Nabeel Khoury in Opinion
Seemingly unrelated to the turmoil further north in the Levant, a quiet war has been going on in Yemen since the conclusion last January of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC), orchestrated by UN special envoy, Jamal Benomar.
Published on 9 September 2014 by middleeasteye.net Sharif Nashashibi in Opinion
All the talk these days is about how the Islamic State (IS) is redrawing the map of the Middle East.
Published on 4 September 2014 by Anna Newby / muftah.org in Opinion
On August 13, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia donated $100 million to the fledgling United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), an entity that King Abdullah first proposed in 2005 and formally inaugurated in 2011 with a $10 million contribution.
Published on 4 September 2014 by Daniel E. Agbiboa / aljazeera.com / First published Aug. 31 in Opinion
September 2014 marks five months since Boko Haram, a militant armed group in northern Nigeria, abducted over two hundred schoolgirls from Chibok, in Borno State. The Chibok girls, kidnapped on April 14, have not been rescued yet. This is despite efforts by the US, the UK, France, China, and Israel to support Nigeria's efforts to turn the tide of the insurgency and rescue the Chibok girls being held hostage in the forest of Sambisa.
Published on 2 September 2014 by aljazeera.com Enrico De Angelis and Donatella Della Ratta in Opinion
These days the attention of the international public seems to have been captured by the Islamic State’s online propaganda war and its skills in mastering social media campaigns. However, there is another, less trumpeted, media revolution happening in the Arab region.
Published on 2 September 2014 by Jacob Strokes Steven A. Cook in Opinion
A bitter proxy war is being waged in the Middle East. It stretches from Iraq to Lebanon and reaches into North Africa, taking lives in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt's Western Desert, and now Libya.
Published on 2 September 2014 by al-monitor.com Daniel Ben Simon in Opinion
The Gaza war was quite a strange one. It exposed Israelis to phenomena unlike anything they had known in the past.