Over the weekend, the United States vetoed a resolution before the UN Security Council condemning Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories after failing to convince the Palestinian government to withdraw it.
The official Russian response to recent popular demonstrations against governments in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East has been remarkably circumspect. Statements by President Medvedev, Foreign Minister Lavrov and Foreign Ministry spokesman Lukashevich on events in Egypt in pa
Following the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, experts and pundits began commenting on the significance of his departure, for Egypt and for the region as a whole.
With Tunisia and Egypt roiled by mass protests, Al Jazeera reports that Middle East rulers have been busy making concessions in an effort to appease their people and prevent their regimes
This year started with a series of significant political developments in the Middle East. The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, the collapse of the Lebanese government and the revolution in Egypt demonstrate the need for timely, thoughtful analysis of these turbulent political transitions.
Lost in the news barrage on Egypt are two important developments elsewhere in the region: the scheduling of new elections in West Bank and Gaza and the attempt to create a Hezbollah-led government in Lebanon.
The extraordinary uprisings in the Arab world that began in early 2011 have already achieved extraordinary results: the departure of Tunisia’s long-ruling authoritarian president, and statements by Egypt’s and Yemen’s presidents that they will not run for re-election or attempt to bequeath
President Barack Obama’s electoral promises of change in foreign policy have come under fire these last few weeks. The reaction from observers and commentators in the Middle East to the U.S. response to unrest in Tunisia and Egypt has not been kind.