Syria

Terra Incognita Interview

My interview on the situation in Syria with the Greek-based program Terra Incognita.

Jordan

October 1-8, 2012 Links

Jordan, a nation which lacks natural resources and is heavily dependent on foreign assistance, is a strong US ally. While King Abdullah has prevented “Arab Spring” uprisings like in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria, he faces unprecedented challenges. A growing number of Jordanians are advocating that Jordan transform from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. A few have faced criminal charges for directly criticizing the King. Continue reading “October 1-8, 2012 Links”

Iran

Are Iranian Sanctions Beginning to Work?

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Links

September 24-30, 2012 Links

Last week stories you may have missed from the Middle East and beyond:

Protesters Burn Bangladesh Buddhist Temples” Al-Jazzera
Qatar Urges ‘Arab Intervention’ in Syria” The Sydney Morning Herald
Egypt Mulling Qatari Proposal for Arab Intervention in Syria: Morsi Aide” Ahram Online
Turkey’s Kurdish Calculus” Wall Street Journal
Israel Finance Minister Says Iran Economy ‘on Verge of Collapse‘” Reuters
Arab Spring Affects Countries Differently, Says King” Jordan News Agency
Many Egyptians Fear Morsi May be an Autocratic Leader Who Replaced Another” Washington Post