Category Archives: Foreign Policy

The Mother of All Stupidity

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Walking Egypt back from the brink of anarchy by Ebrahim Rasool and Ebrahim Moosa, Friday, August 16,

Preventing Egypt from sliding into civil war is a global security issue, as young militants who a year ago trusted the ballot box could potentially turn into the next generation of extremists. Continue reading

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Return to Dictatorship in Egypt

Then they came for the right thinking people of Egypt, and there was no one left to speak for what is “right,” for “thinking,” and for the “people.” Continue reading

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Timbuktu Manuscripts: Civil War and the Documents of Civilization

  “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism” Walter Benjamin Today I received an update on the status of the Ahmad Baba library in Timbuktu following news that it might have been torched … Continue reading

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Morsi’s Last Chance: by EBRAHIM MOOSA for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 8, 2012:

President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt should scrap his tough guy image and appetite for power grabs. In canceling the decree that gave him sweeping powers, he took a step in the right direction tonight. But he is not out of … Continue reading

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US Policy Towards Iran Requires An Urgent Rethink

Sanity would require that unconditional US talks with Tehran begin as soon as possible….An emboldened nuclear Iran would be bad news for Iran’s citizens combating a repressive clerical regime…But it might paradoxically change the balance of power in the region and might result in some unpredictable gains for disenfranchised Palestinians. Continue reading

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Wanted Women — The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui — By Deborah Scroggins — Book Review – NYTimes.com

Wanted Women — The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui — By Deborah Scroggins — Book Review – NYTimes.com.

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Duke Faculty ‘Live Tweet’ Obama’s State of the Union Speech | Duke Today

Duke Faculty ‘Live Tweet’ Obama’s State of the Union Speech | Duke Today.

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Insight for Occupy Around the World

It struck me that the West Indian historian, C L R James’ analysis of history reveals extraordinary insight.  He wrote: “The cruelties of property and privilege are always more ferocious than the revenges of poverty and oppression. For the one … Continue reading

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Aesthetics and Transcendence in the Arab Uprisings

Recently I published a piece in Middle East Law and Governance 3 (2011) 171–180 Aesthetics and Transcendence in the Arab Uprisings

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