November 16, 2011

The Arab League Awakening

Rami Khouri, Globe and Mail

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The Arab League didn't only make a historic decision to stop the bloodshed inside an Arab country; it also set in motion a sequential political process that directly challenges the policies and the authority - and perhaps even the legitimacy - of the Assad regime.

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TAGGED: Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr al-Thani, Libya, Bashar al-Assad, Qatar, Doha, Syria, Arab League


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