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Rami Khouri

Rami Khouri

Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Contact:
Email: rgkhouri@gmail.com

 

 

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2010 (continued)

June 28, 2010

"Local and Global Causes of Terrorism"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The blending of perceived global threats with daily experienced local grievances seems to be a critical mental and political fulcrum in the making of terrorists -- whether they are successful financial analysts in New York or tribal farmers in Yemen, writes Rami Khouri.

 

 

June 16, 2010

"An Elegant Account of How Lebanon Works"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Of all the Middle Eastern political landscapes and their species, the most complex by far -- in the modern Arab statehood era since the 1940s -- is Lebanon. Lebanon has also been the most unstable and violent, while simultaneously providing the Arab world with its finest universities, hospitals, publishing houses, cultural troupes, bankers, entertainment and nightlife, and, in many cases, professionals, such as lawyers, engineers and doctors. Most important of all, Lebanon is unique in the Arab world for providing its citizens a degree of personal freedom from state control that remains unmatched by any Arab state.

 

 

June 9, 2010

"ICC Challenge: Balancing Power and Principle"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The first Review Conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC) now taking place in Kampala, Uganda, writes Rami Khouri. Obama, Ahmadinejad and other such elected leaders come and go routinely, he says, their policies reflecting the constellations of domestic and international power in their narrow political universes.

 

 

June 7, 2010

"Hittites With iPods"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Turkey -- in the past two years -- has emerged as a more dynamic, respected and powerful regional player, and events of the past week off the Gaza coast have only accelerated this process, writes Rami Khouri. 

 

 

June 2, 2010

"From Jewish Ethics to Israeli Free-Fire Zones"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The events unfolding in the wake of Israel's attack Monday against the humanitarian aid flotilla heading for Gaza can be assessed on three levels, Rami Khouri writes, and it matters very much how one chooses to engage the matter.

 

 

May 31, 2010

"US National Security and Global Concern"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

When President Barack Obama spoke at the US Military Academy recently, and provided a preview of his administration's first national security strategy, he stressed several themes that should be welcomed by the rest of the world, Rami Khouri writes. The new strategy emphasizes international diplomacy and alliance-building over the George W. Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war and unilateral action.

 

 

May 23, 2010

The Balance of Power in South Lebanon

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

"Ten years ago this week, the Israeli armed forces unilaterally withdrew from most of the territory they had occupied for the previous 18 years in south Lebanon,writes Rami Khouri. The withdrawal, however,did not lead to a peaceful border, he says, but instead clarified that this territory is only one aspect of a conflict with many dimensions.

 

 

May 17, 2010

"Durable and Vulnerable: The Modern Arab State"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

"Arabs and foreigners alike constantly discuss why the Arab region reflects such a combination of positive and negative factors," writes Rami Khouri.  There are many positive and negaitve factors that affect the countries in the arab nation as well as how the world views them.  Khouri discerns these factors and discusses the change in their governments over the last 90 years.

 

 

May 10, 2010

"Grand and Ugly Sides of British Democracy"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

After watching the British general election from Beirut as Rami Khouri has done in the past caused him to reflect upon why many in the Middle East and the world look upon the United Kingdom and other Western powers with a combination of awe and disdain, the bottom line being the role of their societies’ elements of accountability.

 

 

May 5, 2010

"The Proximity Talks’ Top Ten"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Rami Khouri discusses his top ten reasons why the Arab-Israeli "proximity talks" should not be dismissed.

 
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