مدونة “ثورة الياسمين” – 24 تشرين الثاني، 2006

إن التغيير الديموقراطي الليبرالي الذي ننشد ونرجو مشروع أجيال، ولا يمكن تحقيقه في فترة قصيرة من الزمن، ولنا في الإسلاميين منافس قوي، كما نعرف، لكن، لنا في رغبة الشعب في بناء حياة كريمة وفي تحقيق نوعاً من الرخاء والرفاهية خير سند لدفع الأمور في اتجاهات أكثر تحرّراً، مع الوقت.ـ

The HISHee Rebellion!

The assassination of Pierre Gemayel is not some haphazard ill-timed event, but a carefully calculated one meant to help push Lebanon further and further along the path of internal implosion. And the HISH (Hezbollah-Iran-Syria-Hamas) Alliance is definitely to blame here, the particular considerations related to their particular decision-making and implantation strategies notwithstanding. Continue reading “The HISHee Rebellion!”

Should The United States Engage Syria? A Saban Center Policy Forum Debate

The Saban Center for Middle East Policy hosted a debate on October 23, 2006 between Joshua Landis, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, and Ammar Abdulhamid, a Saban Center Nonresident Fellow, on whether the United States should engage with Syria. Martin S. Indyk, Director of the Saban Center, formerly Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs and twice U.S. Ambassador to Israel, and Tamara Cofman Wittes, Saban Center Research Fellow and Director of the Arab Democracy and Development Program, chaired the event. Continue reading “Should The United States Engage Syria? A Saban Center Policy Forum Debate”