Category Archives: Middle East

Iraq

Date: April 15th 2013

The month of April has been a tumultuous and deadly one for citizens of the Republic of Iraq as terrorist attacks continue to be a fact of life for many Iraqi citizens. On April 12, bomb blasts hit mosques in Baghdad and in the province of Diyala, killing and wounding many bystanders. As fears grow that Syria’s increasingly ...

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Egypt

Date: April 15th 2013

Sectarian violence in the Arab Republic of Egypt has continued to threaten the fragile stabilization of the Arab world’s most populous nation, which is still locked in turmoil as the Muslim Brotherhood attempts to consolidate political power and fend off opposition protests. On April 7, Coptic Christian worshippers at Egypt’s famous Abbassiyah Cathedral were attacked by armed civilians, ...

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Jordan

Date: March 23rd 2013

President Obama paid a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, arriving in Amman on March 21. Syria dominated the discussions between Obama and King Abdullah II, who lashed out earlier in the week at powerful regional leaders including Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In addition, King Abdullah reiterated the enormous economic pressure that Jordan ...

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Middle East: To Challenge the Patriarch

By Joseph Lerner, Edited by Col. Gordon Forbes (ret.)

Date: December 17th 2012

It is essential to be prepared for a possibility that the plans for implementing the Western-style democracy in Middle Eastern countries may be unsuccessful. The Tunisian uprising ignited the Arab Spring, which had a domino effect that resulted in an uprising in Egypt and removal of Mubarak, the ...

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