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What It May Mean

Bin Laden’s message indicates: ** That he wants us to believe that the war in Iraq is going al Qaeda’s way. ** Bin Laden watches the American political process and wants to ...
Politics & Policy

The Pope of Freedom

Tt was October 1978, during the Lebanon war. Syrian artillery pounded the free enclave of my motherland: Dozens of civilians were killed every day. As a law student, I wondered ...
Politics & Policy

The Indirect Approach

Hezbollah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad have an interest in triggering Israeli military and security reactions. All of them are opposed to Mahmoud Abbas’s agreement with Israel and hope to undermine ...
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To The Races

On the same day that Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the terrorist mastermind in Iraq, declared holy war on democracy, six principal Iraqi leaders appeared in their nation’s first televised electoral ...
Politics & Policy

Serious On Syria

In early October, just days after the Syrian leadership had reportedly promised a U.S. delegation to Damascus that it would cooperate with U.S. troops in controlling the Iraq-Syria border, President ...
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In The Arab Spin Room

Since September 11, 2001, the U.S. State of the Union addresses have developed two audiences: one in America, and the other in the Middle East. The White House’s words are ...
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Ceaucescu of The Arabs

What happened Saturday in Iraq? Coalition forces captured Saddam Hussein, but that was only the tip of the iceberg. The historic moment is, in fact, broader, more significant, and ...