September 14, 2012

U.S. Must Now Worry About Losing Syria

Alan Philps, The National

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Who lost the Arab Spring? After the murder of the US ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three other American diplomats in Libya, President Barack Obama's performance during the upheaval in the Arab world will inevitably become a highly charged political issue.

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September 12, 2012
Arabs Lured By Politics of Outrage
Issandr El Amrani, The National
One of the hopes - for me at least - of the Arab uprisings is that they will lead to a qualitative change in the substance of Arab politics. I mean this not just in the sense that undemocratic regimes will be undone, replaced by... more ››
September 13, 2012
The Bitter Harvest of the Arab Spring
National Review
Behold the harvest of the Arab Spring: attacks — contemporaneous if not coordinated — on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on the anniversary of September 11. In the former, the... more ››
September 13, 2012
Don't Give Up on Arab Spring Yet
Shadi Hamid, Foreign Policy
A U.S. diplomat is dead. For ordinary Americans, the understandable reaction is one of anger, even betrayal. We liberated them, this time for humanitarian reasons, and even though our vital interests were not at stake. And now... more ››
September 14, 2012
The Agents of Outrage
Bobby Ghosh, Time
The violence looked spontaneous; it was anything but. Instead it was the product of a sequence of provocations, some mysterious, some obvious. It seemed to start in the U.S., then became magnified in Egypt and was brought to a... more ››