Monthly Archives: December 2011

Of Pharaohs, Kings and Generals: What about the Egyptian People?

By Michael Granger On February 11, 2011, after the Egyptian Military turned the barrels of their guns away from the protesters in Tahrir Square, Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down as president of Egypt and the world was moved by the restraint shown … Continue reading

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Prague’s Havel is Gone: Waiting for the Middle Eastern Havels to Come

By Dr. Walid Phares As I was watching the carriage transporting the late Vaclav Havel, the first President of free post-Communist Czechoslovakia and the first President of the Czech Republic, into the Prague Castle I was sobered and deeply moved. Having been … Continue reading

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To the Junta in Egypt: Your Time is Up!

By Michael Granger On February 11, 2011, after the Egyptian military turned the barrels of their guns away from the protesters in Tahrir Square, Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down as president of Egypt and the world was moved by the restraint shown … Continue reading

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Phares to Arab media: Strategically, the U.S. lost to Iran in Iraq

By Dr. Walid Phares In a series of interview on Arab media, Professor Walid Phares a Congressional advisor and the author of The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East said “in the big geopolitical picture in the region the United … Continue reading

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Petrodollars-Funded Middle East Studies Failed to Predict the Arab Uheavals

By Dr. Walid Phares When the young Tunisian burned himself in protest against authoritarian oppression and lack of economic justice, triggering massive demonstrations in this small North African country, commentators hesitated to coin the movement as an Arab Spring. It took … Continue reading

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