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Will the Jordanian Parliament Expel the Israeli Ambassador from Amman?

A resolution to that end may be just sound and fury.
Syria: Great Game or Just a Tug of War?

Syria: Great Game or Just a Tug of War?

Too many states, large and small, see themselves as having a vested interest in Syria's outcome.

Try Boston Marathon Bomber for His Crimes, Not His Religion or Nationality

As usual Fox News leads the race to the bottom.
King Abdullah of Jordan Learns How Loaded His Gestures, Words, and Facial Expressions Are

King Abdullah of Jordan Learns How Loaded His Gestures, Words, and Facial Expressions Are

Jordanians carefully scrutinized Jeffrey Goldberg's article about King Abdullah in the Atlantic.

From Hero to Villain: The Arab World's Hugo Chavez Arc

His dalliances with the likes of Gaddafi and Assad may have soured the Arab public on a figure with whom it was disposed to be sympathetic.

Syrian Citizens Stuck Between the Regime's Rock and the Rebels' Hard Place

Is Syria just another proxy war?

History -- Not to Mention Reality -- Aren't on Assad's Side

Syrian President Assad has demonstrated no interest in winning over his people.

How Will Obama's Reconfigured National Security Team Approach the Middle East?

Watch for more "smart power."

President Obama Might Be Time's Person of the Year, But Not the Middle-East's

The biggest disappointment of Obama's presidency, from an Arab perspective, was his lackluster support for Arabs revolting in Egypt and Syria.

Both the Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Opposition Act as If They're Playing a Zero-Sum Game

The author believes that Egyptians need to be patient and give democracy a chance to work.
“Non-Member Observer Status” a Hollow Victory for Abbas

"Non-Member Observer Status" a Hollow Victory for Abbas

For President Mahmoud Abbas, the vote was a last-ditch attempt to boost his increasingly diminished relevance.
Khaled Meshal and Hamas Go Their Separate Ways

Khaled Meshal and Hamas Go Their Separate Ways

Former Hamas leader Meshal envisions himself replacing the aging Mahmoud Abbas as head of the Palestinian Authority.

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