In the last 17 months, two disasters have brought Americans together in mourning: the 9/11 attacks and the crash of the space shuttle Columbia. Authorities at the highest level are trying to understand each case in order to serve the best interests of the nation.
The Turks are secular Muslims,” said Recep Tayyip Erdogan. For centuries they have “lived in peace with different cultures.” His Justice and Development party, known by its Turkish initials AKP, stood for justice for all Turkish citizens regardless of their creeds or cultures. Erdogan said he appreciated U.S.
Elections. For several years, the PLC has requested that Arafat designate dates for municipal, presidential and legislative elections.
It has become common knowledge that, after September 11, the geopolitical landscape changed to the detriment of the Gulf region in general and of Saudi Arabia in particular. However, the depth of the implications of this reality for the future of the Middle East region has not been properly understood.
Since 9/11, investigations into the al-Qaeda financial network has led to several notable successes in the United States and Europe.
Despite the claims of anti-war activists worldwide, there is no validity in the allegation that oil is the prime U.S. motivation, or even a major factor, in a U.S. decision to invade Iraq.
The United States has become very good at breaking off diplomatic relations with small countries of which we disapprove; it has not been very good at restoring these relations when circumstances have changed. As a result, we have cut ourselves off in permanent fashion from major areas that offer the potential of productive diplomatic exchange.
The economic costs of U.S. policies in the Middle East have burgeoned and accumulated since the early 1970s. Identifiable costs now exceed $2.6 trillion –some four times as much as the entire Vietnam War, fortunately involving far fewer American casualties. Prior to 1973, the U.S. costs were modest and the profits were attractive, especially in relation to the substantial oil investment income and the growing export trade after World War II.
The rise and consolidation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been recounted by numerous historians, both Saudi and Western.
All of us live in controlled informational environments. The most basic element of control, which impacts everyone, everywhere is culture – the customs and traditions that constitute the social atmosphere of our societies.
Of the principal foreign-policy challenges facing the Bush administration, namely terrorism, promoting democracy, expanding free markets and controlling the proliferation of weapons of mass dest
The Body and the Blood: The Holy Land’s Christians at the Turn of a New Millennium, A Reporter’s Journey
Recent outrages against the Palestinians by the Sharon government, coinciding with the celebration of the millennium and continuing to the present, have focused international attention on the plight of the dwindling numbers of the indige
An examination of the evolution of China’s foreign policy in the decades that followed the Communist revolution in 1949 shows how the PRC came to look for a diplomatic opening in the Middle East