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The new 9/11 attacks and Obama's legacy: A vacuum of U.S. power in a destabilized Mideast

The new 9/11 attacks and Obama's legacy: A vacuum of U.S. power in a destabilized Mideast

Gregory Copley, Global Information System Embassies and diplomatic missions of the United States — and those of some other Western states — began to come under attack in Muslim states from Islamist-led mobs beginning on Sept. 11, 2012, the 11th anniversary of the Al Qaida-led attacks on major U.S. targets in 2001. Contrary to U.S. […]

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Now would be the right time to recall Obama's words and actions in the Mideast

Now would be the right time to recall Obama's words and actions in the Mideast

By Sol W. Sanders Only Lewis Carroll could have done justice to the Obama Administration’s fall down the dark hole into the U.S.’ latest Middle East misadventures. Beginning with his Cairo and Istanbul speeches in the spring of 2009, President Obama attempted, indeed, “a new beginning,” as speechwriter Thomas E. Donilon, now, significantly, national security […]

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What was that you said, Mr. Obama, about the return of U.S. prestige globally since 2009?

What was that you said, Mr. Obama, about the return of U.S. prestige globally since 2009?

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The killing of the American Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens, along with three other American diplomats, the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the tearing down of the flag replacing the stars and stripes with a black banner, all allegedly in response to an […]

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How China is boosting Egypt in the Mideast, amid fading U.S. influence

How China is boosting Egypt in the Mideast, amid fading U.S. influence

By Fariborz Saremi The Middle East with its vast energy resources and vital geopolitical position is of crucial importance for all the major powers, both east and west. It is also the site of strong anti-American sentiment and therefore might prove to be an excellent location for China to challenge America’s pre-eminent global role. The […]

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Critics contrast Obama's Syria policy with those for Libya, Egypt

Critics contrast Obama's Syria policy with those for Libya, Egypt

Compiled by Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com As civil war continues to rage in Syria, the Obama administration remains unwilling to openly declare military support to the rebels despite repeated denunciations of the Bashar Assad regime. This is in sharp contrast to Libya and Egypt, with President Barack Obama expressing a far more straightforward posture. Particularly disappointing […]

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Cold War in the Mideast: Regime change epidemic raises stakes in Iran-Saudi rivalry

Cold War in the Mideast: Regime change epidemic raises stakes in Iran-Saudi rivalry

By Fariborz Saremi The so-called Arab Spring, a series of pro-democracy and anti-regime protests that in some cases has ended in regime change and revolution, has stoked the long running political rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The uprisings forced both countries to review their regional priorities in the aftermath of Iran’s own Islamic Revolution […]

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As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

As Syria spirals out of control, the U.S. under Obama can only watch

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the carnage against civilians continues across Syria, there’ a compelling humanitarian case for international intervention to stop the violence which has killed more than 10,000 civilians. Yet, what started as a political uprising against the authoritarian rule of Bashar Assad sixteen months ago, has morphed into a […]

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Election of an Islamist in Egypt signals strategic impact of a weakened U.S. posture under Obama

Election of an Islamist in Egypt signals strategic impact of a weakened U.S. posture under Obama

Global Information System The announcement on June 24, 2012, of the election to the Egyptian Presidency of the pro-Muslim Brothers (Ikhwan al-Muslimin) Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) (Hizb al-Hurriya wa al-’Adala) candidate Mohammed Morsi, began to hint at the impact of the United States’ effective withdrawal in the past three years from its earlier preeminent […]

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Hello? A major foreign policy setback for the U.S. in Egypt

Hello? A major foreign policy setback for the U.S. in Egypt

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — America’s political standing has dipped so low in Egypt, that in a recent Gallup poll, more than eighty percent of respondents said they neither want military aid nor economic assistance from the United States. Moreover as many shades of Islamic political parties dominate the landscape,  many people in […]

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Memo to Tom Friedman and liberal experts: Explain again why 'Arab Spring' was a dream come true

Memo to Tom Friedman and liberal experts: Explain again why 'Arab Spring' was a dream come true

By Ed Koch The chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East. The experts who supported the removal of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, e.g., The New York Times’ Tom Friedman and many others, are perhaps now wondering if they were right to do so. Hosni Mubarak was certainly an authoritarian ruler. His […]