Poll: Middle Easterners Want Good Relations with U.S., Russia

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by Derek Davison A new survey from Zogby Research Services (ZRS) finds that large majorities across the Middle East want their governments to get along with both the United States and Russia, despite their hostility toward both countries’ involvement in… Continue Reading  

What Have We Learned About Combating Terrorism after 9/11?

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by Emile Nakhleh As our country commemorates the fifteenth anniversary of the horrendous terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, let’s identify some important lessons and learn from them. Otherwise, as Osama bin Ladin predicted nearly two decades ago, the nation would be… Continue Reading  

King Salman’s Historic Visit to Egypt

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by Brandan Martini On April 10, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman delivered an unprecedented and historic speech before Egypt’s parliament as part of a five-day visit in which Riyadh and Cairo signed numerous agreements across a variety of sectors. King Salman… Continue Reading  

A Short and (In)Glorious History of U.S. Military Aid and Arms Sales

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by Derek Davison With all due respect to Tom Cotton and his efforts to pick a fight with somebody, anybody, in the Iranian government, it’s rare to see the leader of a foreign country engaged in a public spat with… Continue Reading  

Egypt: Hossam Bahgat is One of the Lucky Journalists

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by Derek Davison Last Sunday, the Egyptian military arrested investigative journalist and human rights activist Hossam Bahgat and interrogated him for several hours. According to the website Mada Masr, where Bahgat was a regular contributor, he was accused of violating articles… Continue Reading