Drone Music

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by John Feffer If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening. Really, could anyone listen to a symphony of war and peace all the way through? In the first movement — devoted to death… Continue Reading  

Michael Rubin’s Problem with Democracy in the Middle East

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In a recent Fox News article, the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael Rubin presents an issue that will consume Middle East policy makers for decades: “Is There Really Democracy in the Middle East?” He’s apparently not interested, however, in serious analysis… Continue Reading  

Bahraini Repression Amidst a Failing Strategy

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via IPS News This week’s decision by the Bahraini court of appeals to uphold the prison terms against Bahraini opposition activists is a travesty of justice and an indication that Bahraini repression continues unabated. Bahraini officials, when confronted with angry… Continue Reading  

Egyptians Protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square Following Mubarak Verdict

via Think Progress Thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets on Saturday, a day after a court sentenced former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to a life prison sentence, enraging protesters who hoped to see the fallen strongman receive the death… Continue Reading  

State Dept. Tweeting in Farsi

The U.S. State Department has set up a Twitter account where it tweets messages in Farsi, a press officer from Foggy Bottom confirmed to LobeLog. As of writing this, there are three tweets so far from the “USAdarFarsi” twitter feed.… Continue Reading