من لا عقل له لا دين له

د. هشام القروي المدينة: الأحد 23/06/2013 تواصل حركة «الشباب» الصومالية حربها الدموية ضد كل ما هو مغاير لنهجها في التفكير، وتقدم بذلك البرهان تلو الآخر على عدم أهليتها لا للسياسة ولا للدين. فالسياسة بالأساس استمالة الناس وليس تنفيرهم، وتأمينهم على … Continue reading

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Taliban meeting the enemy

Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today: June 23, 2013 The US and the Taliban negotiate in Qatar. It is official. This is indeed the main purpose for opening a political office in Doha for the Taliban. In this game there are … Continue reading

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Closer to the final stage

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 … Continue reading

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The spirit of the time

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 … Continue reading

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You don’t have to veto

Hichem Karoui 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 … Continue reading

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Soccer players speak out about their ordeal during Bahrain’s brutal crackdown on protesters

By James M. Dorsey 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 … Continue reading

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US image needs to change

  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 … Continue reading

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العراق..من مشروع الاحتلال إلى مشروع الدولة الوطنية الديمقراطية

معهد الدوحة: المركز العربي للأبحاث ودراسة السياسات د. هشام القروي 2011/08/09   ملخص 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 … Continue reading

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European militant fascism

Hichem Karoui 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 … Continue reading

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The ‘Indian factor’

  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 … Continue reading

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Unwise intelligence report

Hichem Karoui 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 … Continue reading

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Secret CIA drone base

Hichem Karoui 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 … Continue reading

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Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Hichem Karoui 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 … Continue reading

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The uneasy relationship between France and Syria

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 the regime of President Bashar Al Assad on the defensive for the first time in … Continue reading

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Hamas, Hizbollah & others…

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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…

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France and the European Union: Progress on the Palestinian-Israeli issue?

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 … Continue reading

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مؤتمر العرب وتركيا: تحديات الحاضر ورهانات المستقبل

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 … Continue reading

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The Yemeni Revolution: replacing Ali Abdullah Saleh, or replacing obsolete institutions?

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 … Continue reading

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LES MUSULMANS : UN CAUCHEMAR OU UNE FORCE POUR L’EUROPE ?

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 … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm for democracy

Hichem Karoui 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 … Continue reading

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