Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today, September 03, 2011 At the sight of the Syrian revolution unfolding everyday with more popular determination, despite the repression, the question that seems to me urgent to answer is not “how much longer will Bashar manage to stay in power, ” anymore, but rather: “is he still in power?”
Bashar Al . . . → Read More: Closer to the final stage
Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today, August 27, 2011 With all the joy and the pride of the people who made their way to freedom through sweat, tears and blood; who are still holding their banners, chanting their slogans, sticking to their demands, sitting in places and squares transformed into huge freedom meetings, demonstrating on the . . . → Read More: The spirit of the time
The Gulf Today, August 20, 2011
The Middle East Quartet (United Nations, Russian Federation, United States, and European Union) has just issued a statement on August 16, 2011, regarding Israel’s planning of construction in the West Bank. Plainly said, the Quartet refused Israel’s recent announcements to advance planning for new housing units in . . . → Read More: You don’t have to veto
By James M. Dorsey
Awaiting trial and barred from playing: Alaa Hubail (Source: CarbonatedTV)
When Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa came out in support of peaceful anti-government protests earlier this year, national soccer team players and brothers Alaa and Mohammed Hubail believed the time had come for them to add their . . . → Read More: Soccer players speak out about their ordeal during Bahrain’s brutal crackdown on protesters
Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today, August 13, 2011 In order to succeed in the new Middle East emerging from the Arab spring, the Obama administration still needs to change the US image projected by former administrations, — a mission that it failed to achieve so far.
In “The American Way of Strategy: US Foreign Policy . . . → Read More: US image needs to change
معهد الدوحة: المركز العربي للأبحاث ودراسة السياسات
د. هشام القروي
إن الفرضية الأساسية التي يقوم عليها هذا البحث هي أن التقييم الأميركي للوضع في العراق محدود بطبيعته من حيث تركيزه الأساسي على قضايا الأمن، كجزء من استراتيجية . . . → Read More: العراق..من مشروع الاحتلال إلى مشروع الدولة الوطنية الديمقراطية
The Gulf Today, July 30, 2011
Although one may subscribe to Bruce Riedel’s suggestion that the tragedy in Norway “is a reminder that extremists — Christian and Muslim — both seek a clash of civilisations” in a hope to “re-create their medieval fantasies,” I acknowledge it is hard to understand how we could put . . . → Read More: European militant fascism
Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today, July 23, 2011 The relations between the United States and Pakistan have never been easy even at the beginning of Bush’s anti-terrorist campaign, which gave to Pakistan a pivotal role in its plans to wipe Al Qaeda and Taliban out of Afghanistan. In his memoirs, Decision Points, George W. . . . → Read More: The ‘Indian factor’
The Gulf Today, July 16, 2011
An intelligence report may be behind the change in the French official position concerning Libya. The hypothesis that the Libyan conflict might extend beyond what was initially figured out in France made many people nervous. The statement of Mr Gerard Longuet, the French defence minister, that bombing . . . → Read More: Unwise intelligence report
The Gulf Today, July 09, 2011
Reports about an alleged CIA drone base targeting militants of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) based in Yemen appear contradictory. Some say that the US spy agency was trying to build a drone facility for surveillance and attack in Yemen itself similar to another . . . → Read More: Secret CIA drone base
The Gulf Today, June 18, 2011
While Mr Barack Obama faces difficulties in Congress with his Libyan policy, another no less important debate seems getting the attention of the US political leaders over how many troops to withdraw from Afghanistan next month. This sounds to some observers even “a surrogate for a larger, more . . . → Read More: Withdrawal from Afghanistan
In March 2011, the public anger witnessed in other Arab countries surfaced in Syria, putting the regime of President Bashar Al Assad on the defensive for the first time.
By HICHEM KAROUI Al Arabiya Paris
Saturday, 18 June 2011
In March 2011, the public anger witnessed in other Arab countries surfaced in Syria, putting . . . → Read More: The uneasy relationship between France and Syria
Exclusive to The Gulf Today,
June 11, 2011
Could Hamas influence Arab uprisings? On March 10, 2011, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton expressed concern that Iran is using its relationship with Hamas to influence the uprisings in the Middle East. She stated, “We know from our intelligence reporting, from . . . → Read More: Hamas, Hizbollah & others… . . . → Read More: Hamas, Hizbollah & others…
By HICHEM KAROUI SPECIAL TO AL ARABIYA PARIS
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
After the setback received by Mr. Alain Juppé, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, both in Israel and the United States, over his initiative to convene a Peace Conference in Paris on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the moroseness seemed gaining ground.
Concerning this issue, . . . → Read More: France and the European Union: Progress on the Palestinian-Israeli issue?
نظّم المركز العربي للأبحاث و دراسة السياسات في الدوحة يوميْ 18 و 19 أيار/ مايو 2011 مؤتمرًا علميًّا هامًّا بعنوان “العرب وتركيا: تحدّيات الحاضر ورهانات المستقبل”. وشارك في أعمال المؤتمر نخبةٌ من الباحثين الأكاديميين والمختصّين من مشرق الوطن العربي ومغربه من المشهود لهم بالكفاءة الأكاديمية والمهنية العالية.
. . . → Read More: مؤتمر العرب وتركيا: تحديات الحاضر ورهانات المستقبل
Dr. Hisham al-Qarawi 29/05/2011 The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
When the Yemeni uprising broke out, it appeared to follow the same model that had begun in Tunisia: a series of social protests that became a political movement once the opposition parties joined the spontaneous youth revolt, followed by the emergence of . . . → Read More: The Yemeni Revolution: replacing Ali Abdullah Saleh, or replacing obsolete institutions?
Middle East Studies Online Journal- ISSN 2109-9618- Issue n°5. Volume 2 ( 2011) Etudes du Moyen-Orient. N°5. Volume 2. 2011 2011.دراسات الشرق الأوسط، مجلة فكرية محكمة. العدد الخامس . المجلد الثاني Received Books
Livre: LES MUSULMANS : UN CAUCHEMAR OU UNE FORCE POUR L’EUROPE ?
Les musulmans: un cauchemar ou une Force . . . → Read More: LES MUSULMANS : UN CAUCHEMAR OU UNE FORCE POUR L’EUROPE ?
The Gulf Today, March 12, 2011
As the wave of revolt in the Middle East seems growing and far away from ebbing down, the sprint toward democracy with its wide resonance inevitably reminds us of a similar enthusiasm in East Europe two decades ago with the fall of Berlin wall. Some observers however . . . → Read More: Enthusiasm for democracy
Par Perrine MOUTERDE
En dépêchant des soldats au Bahreïn, les pays du Golfe, qui redoutent une déstabilisation de la région, veulent envoyer un message fort aux manifestants. L’opposition, elle, réclame avant tout des réformes politiques intérieures.
Quelque 150 camions blindés ainsi qu’une cinquantaine d’autres véhicules – jeeps, ambulances… – sont entrés, ce lundi . . . → Read More: Les États du Golfe envoient des troupes pour mettre fin à l’agitation au Bahreïn
The Fresh Outlook
Some people writing about the murder of Noor Faleh al-Maleki by her father may confound Islam with tradition. Some talk of “Islamic Honour killing,” calling the murderer a “Muslim misogynist” who killed a daughter because she became “too westernised.”
Faleh Hassan al-Maleki did not kill because he was a . . . → Read More: A Killing Tradition