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Archive for September, 2008

The first 100 days (3)

The MESH roundtable on the theme of “The First 100 Days” continues. MESH members have been asked these questions: What priorities should the next administration set for immediate attention in the Middle East? What should it put (or leave) on the back burner? Is there anything a new president should do or say right out […]

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The first 100 days (2)

The MESH roundtable on the theme of “The First 100 Days” continues. MESH members have been asked these questions: What priorities should the next administration set for immediate attention in the Middle East? What should it put (or leave) on the back burner? Is there anything a new president should do or say right out […]

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The first 100 days (1)

At this very moment, the foreign policy teams of Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are planning their Middle East strategy. At this stage, it isn’t presumptuous to do so—to the contrary, it would be negligent not to. Papers are being refined, on Iraq, Iran, terrorism, Israel-Palestinians, Israel-Syria, energy, and more. With that in […]

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‘After Bush’ symposium at Harvard

From Stephen Peter Rosen and Martin Kramer Middle East Strategy at Harvard (MESH) has led a virtual existence since its inception last December. But on Tuesday, September 23, it becomes tangible at Harvard, where MESH will sponsor an afternoon symposium under the title “After Bush: America’s Agenda in the Middle East.” This is an opportunity […]

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Five years of ‘Arab Reform Bulletin’

From Michele Dunne Reform in the Arab world is not the flavor of the month in Washington that it was in 2003, but there is still a tremendous amount of activity in the region related to political, economic, and educational reform as well as human and civil rights. Today the Arab Reform Bulletin celebrates its […]

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Osama Bin Laden: man of love?

From Raymond Ibrahim In many ways, Michael Scheuer is the paradigmatic case of an otherwise knowledgeable and experienced Western adult who takes Al Qaeda’s word at face value. According to his book, Imperial Hubris, his credentials and thus authority to speak about Al Qaeda and its goals are impressive: “For the past seventeen years, my […]

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From MESH Admin This wire service article from the New York Times of April 27, 1952 is evidence of how the National Geographic Society once unsuccessfully tried to define the Near, Middle, and Far Easts “in terms of logical geographical divisions.” It is amusing now to read the rationale for the Society’s insistence on centering […]

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