Only good governance can defeat Al Qaeda in Yemen
Analysis: As Yemen protests persist, anger at handling of fight against Al Qaeda.
By Ibrahim Sharqieh
Published: January 28, 2011 14:32 ET in Middle East
Though the Yemeni government has undoubtedly bolstered its efforts in the fight against Al Qaeda, its actions serve to contain, rather than to defeat, he terrorist threat. To dispel the organization from their country,…Continue
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A reawakening has happened in the Middle East. This is incredible.
We must be a part of this reawakening.
I am not necessarily advocating a revolution but a great awakening as such.
I strongly advocate a people’s movement for change.
We all do our part to be participating in the change.
It will happen.
Let us do our part to bring positive change in our region.
We all must express our solidarity withy the people…Continue
For the last three months, since being evacuated from Haiti, I have been thinking about how genocides become permissible and violence encouraged through storytelling. How we tell the story and who tells it makes the difference between promoting peace and resilience or creating an army of ignorance and violence. Whether the leaders is the one who cares only for his or herself, or is the ruler who serves the needs of their world (people, nature, spirit ) with…Continue
Added by James Ketterer on January 30, 2011 at 10:21am — No Comments
From Tunis to Egypt and Iran: Democracy in Subtitles
by Firouzeh Afsharnia
A simple fruit vendor sets himself ablaze in the sleepy hinterlands of Tunis as he finally snaps under the weight of the injustice of his life -- and overnight nothing is as it was before. Martyr turned national hero, his scorched body triggers a deep pool of imbedded resentments from Algeria to Jordan and Yemen; and finally hundreds of thousands explode on the streets of…
The biggest leak of confidential documents in the history of the Middle East conflict began on Sunday, 23th January 2011 by the Al-Jazeera website with Britain’s Guardian newspaper. A cache of thousands of pages of confidential Palestinian records covering…Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on January 29, 2011 at 6:11pm — No Comments
Liberty-Work-Dignity: Tunisia : The People’s Revolution
The people’s revolution is on the march. When the freedom-loving people march — when the farmers have an opportunity to buy land at reasonable prices and to sell the produce of their land through their own organizations, when workers have the opportunity to form unions and bargain through them collectively, and when the children of all the people have an…Continue
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17:30, june 28, 2010
in losing you
i have lost
against all edicts
from pulpits high
day in day out
to start my day
the dusk of which
took you away
where can i again
for it was you
i believe that general zia ul haq, the military ruler of Pakistan from 1977 till 1988 was the architect of the taliban phenomena, and the current situation we face is a consequence of his rule.
zia ul haq
had you known
how much we would have
to do more
to please the masters of fate,
keep your double clasp,
with the double hug in place,
and the grin and uniform intact.
would you still have
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What Secretary Clinton Does Not Recognize About Egypt’s Anti-Regime Protests
Ibrahim Sharqieh, Deputy Director, Brookings Doha Center
The Brookings Institution
January 27, 2011 —
After the anti-Mubarak "Day of Rage" demonstrations ignited across Egypt on January 25, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary…Continue
This is the beginning of an essay I am working on for a collaborative book on Ekta Parishad. The original is on my blog http://onewaveintheocean.blogspot.com
Rajaji looked up from the plate of food carefully balanced against the wind on his left hand and smiled like someone who…Continue
It was friday and then friday used to be a holiday.Our teacher of Hifz-i-Quran had fixed Thursday as weekly leave for its shab-i-juma so we had to take our lesson of the hifz-i-Quran even on friday.To my bad luck and flaky memory i couldn't rote out last day's lesson.When he ran out of his dictionary of the obscene abusive terminology and tired with kicks and slaps.Hafiz sahib asked to bring his…Continue
Sudan is undergoing a schism, the dividing line being the north-south axis. North is the predominantly Muslim section, with large infusion of Arab genetics into the ancient black ethnicities of the area; south, the Christian section, with predominantly Negroid ethnicities as core…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 28, 2011 at 11:37pm — No Comments
“I am so tired w/ dealing w/ ‘Grassroots’ organizations here in #haiti Unfortunately grassroots=no brains +no money”My unanswered response to this frustrated aid worker went something like this:
“Generalities of “no capacity” perpetuated about grassroots organizations does not do…Continue
"Nothing goes off suddenly; even the earthquakes set in motion from the depth of the earth to the rooftops of villages."
This line from a poem I had written two decades ago jumped into my mind when the youth of Tunisia turned their ruler from a mighty dictator into a frightened rat looking for a place to hide and, in a month of civilian protests, managed to change history.
As I write these words now, images are coming from Cairo where the anti-Mubarak…Continue
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When protests erupted in the streets of Tunisia, some speculated that it would create a domino effect around North Africa and the Middle East. Just weeks later, mass protest movements have been seen in Egypt, and these have now spread to Yemen, where President Ali Abdullah Saleh has held office for 32 years. All the protests have had similarities, including rising anti-incumbent sentiment and anger over rising inequality and the view of rising nepotism within government. The latest protests…Continue
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IPSI's Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication intended to keep busy students, academics, advocates, and practitioners in the conflict management community briefed on pertinent global news, events, and trends. Meticulously researched and written by IPSI, the PSR empowers us all to take a step back from our immediate deadlines each Friday and gain a greater understanding of the week's global events.…Continue
Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on January 28, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments
This week, US President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union Address, delivering both his outlook on America’s current state and his plan for the rest of his term. Throughout the speech, Obama mentioned a number of countries, both as friends to and competitors of the United States. But while they may be economically competitive, how peaceful are they?
Here’s a breakdown of some of the…Continue
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