Wednesday, May 25, 2022
November 18, 2008 Memri.org Chief Editor at Iraqi TV Channel: In an article published in the liberal Arab e-journal Elaph, Muhammad al-Ta'i, chief editor at the Basra-based liberal Iraqi satellite TV channel Al-Fayhaa, writes that the slogans promoted by Arab dictatorships have left their citizens traumatized....
The West welcomed political change in the Middle East, the so-called "Arab Spring," from the outset.  After decades of rule by dictatorship, western leaders, many with the support of their citizens, hoped to usher in a new era of democracy.  However, from Libya to Egypt to Syria, it was...
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There are two dimensions to fighting a War on Terror. One is fighting terrorists and the other is fighting terrorism. In conventional warfare there isn't that much of a difference between fighting men and their tactics. There is a wider space between fighting terrorists and their tactics.Conventional armies use...
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Middle East QuarterlySpring 2010, pp. 3-11 To combat the epidemic of honor killings requires understanding what makes these murders unique. They differ from plain and psychopathic homicides, serial killings, crimes of passion, revenge killings, and domestic violence. Their motivation is different and based on codes of morality and behavior...
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The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, released a message April 23 informing U.S. citizens in the country that it had received credible information regarding a possible attack against Nairobi hotels or prominent Kenyan government buildings. According to the message, the embassy has reason to believe the attack is in...
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Islamic State (ISIS) Defector explains why all the hostages appear to be so calm right before they are beheaded  The hostages are able to retain their poise probably because they don’t know they’re about to be executed, says Islamic State defector who claims ISIS jihadists routinely subjected foreign...
On October 31, the Saudi daily Al-Watan published an article about an unprecedented crisis in Yemen-Iran relations, against the backdrop of the continued war between the Yemen government and the Houthi rebels in the Sa'da region of northern Yemen, and the Yemen government's accusations against Iran for its support...
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<! fighting force, and the second, establishing a significant international ground force to take over the areas controlled by ISIS. The strategy preferred by the US is to support the local forces and it is working to expand this activity. According to the Secretary of Defense, the US continues...
 When Bashar Al-Assad of Syria warned of the true intentions behind the 2011 Arab Spring, that it will turn into an Islamic winter, few in the west were listening. Now, the story is repeating when Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad just accused Turkey’s military intervention in Syria as “an act of aggression” and “a front to helping ISIS”. All...