Middle East 101
Current Situation in the Middle East
Who’s in power in the Middle East, what kind of political systems are emerging, and what are the latest developments?
How to End the Qaddafi Nightmare in Libya: Options and Solutions
The Arab League, the UN and the West must beef up military support of the rebels to ensure the end of the Qaddafi regime in Libya, argues Nehad Ismail
Massacres in Syria, Silence of the Arab Lambs
The silence of the Arab League and the international community in the face of Syrian massacres is a shameful display of impotence and complicity with crimes against humanity, Nehad Ismail argues.
United Arab Emirates: A Guide
United Arab Emirates: guide to the seven emirates and UAE issues.
From Muammar el Qaddafi to Osama bin Laden
From Muammar el-Qaddafi to Osama bin Laden, the language and purpose of terrorism has changed little. Its success has been just as scant.
Top 10 Middle East Stories of the Decade
The the top 10 Middle East stories of the decade from 9/11 to George W. Bush's war on terror to the Middle East's descents into chahos in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine-Israel and Pakistan.
Top 10 Stories of the Decade - What's Your List?
Do I have it right? What are your choices for top 10 stories of the decade in the Middle East?
Leaders of the Middle East: A Photo Gallery
Image gallery of the leaders of the Middle East from Pakistan to North Africa.
Middle East Clips & Links
The first of what will be periodic skims of noteworthy items in the Middle East press, blogs included--or about the Middle East from the rest of the world's press and blogs.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Middle East in Pictures
An image gallery of the Middle East and the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: medal-winning athletes, gret stories, amazing images
The New Arab Diplomacy: Not With the U.S. and Not Against the U.S.
Arab countries are undertaking diplomatic initiatives that contradict U.S. policy, because they no longer trust the U.S. capacity to contend with escalating regional crises. Arab countries traditionally aligned with the United States are no longer willing to follow Washingtonâ€™s lead, concludes a July 2008 paper from the Carnegie Middle East Program by Marina Ottaway and Mohammed Herzallah.
Al-Bab: An Open Door to the Arab World
A terrific portal to all things Arab--news, media links, culture, history--by the UK Guardian's Middle East editor.
George Galloway-Christopher Hitchens Debate Over the Middle East, 1
A lively, acerbic, always entertaining debate televised on C-Span between George Galloway, the British member of Parliament, and Christopher Hitchens, the journalist, over their widely differing views over the Iraq war, the war on terror and western interventionism in the Middle East. Part 1.
George Galloway-Christopher Hitchens Debate Over the Middle East, 2
A lively, acerbic, always entertaining debate televised on C-Span between George Galloway, the British member of Parliament, and Christopher Hitchens, the journalist, over their widely differing views over the Iraq war, the war on terror and western interventionism in the Middle East. Part 2.
The Middle East's Best Travel Spots in 2011
From Morocco to Iraqi Kurdistan, the Middle East scores six spots out of The New York Times' 41 best travel spots and places to go in 2011.
The Egyptian Revolution in the Context of U.S. Policy in the Middle East
Understanding the Egyptian Revolution against Hosni Mubarak in the context of U.S. or American policy in the Middle East.