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In Depth: Middle East, Asia Pacific and Lebanon

30 Dec 2012

Strange Bedfellows: China’s Middle Eastern Inroads

Who landed the billion-dollar bid for Algeria’s Grand Mosque project? An Algerian firm? A regional firm? No, a state-owned Chinese company. The deal is just one of China’s controversial Mideast ties.
14 May 2013

Farce: Iran Assumes Presidency of UN Disarmament Group

Iran, the world's premier proliferator and terror sponsor, will soon preside over the UN’s Conference on Disarmament — a move that further stretches the UN's credibility. Canada and the US protest.
24 Jul 2012

Hezbollah's Swedish Roots

Last week’s suicide bombing in Bulgaria by a Swedish citizen is only the latest reminder of Stockholm’s lax attitude toward the terrorists within its own borders.
10 Jun 2013

Hezbollah's Vietnam

in the 1980s and 1990. And “Vietnam” (the metaphor, not the country) is supposed ...

22 Aug 2011

The Historic Implications of Qaddafi’s Downfall

Generation leadership—the country’s current crop of autocrats—would ever order ...

14 May 2013

Farce: Iran Assumes Presidency of UN Disarmament Group

Iran, the world's premier proliferator and terror sponsor, will soon preside over the UN’s Conference on Disarmament — a move that further stretches the UN's credibility. Canada and the US protest.
5 Mar 2005

Syria Shudders

and outside the country. Marc Cooper found an outstanding blog by Ammar ...

30 Oct 2005

Internet Hell

Michael J. Totten's blog Call me crazy, but I figured that going from the Middle East to a European Union country would improve my Internet situation. It didn’t. Cyprus is Internet hell. Internet access here ...

13 Jan 2006

A Woman Traveling Alone

to Israel then. Of all the Middle East countries, only Egypt and Jordan (and ...