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Rami Khouri

Rami Khouri

Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

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Email: rgkhouri@gmail.com

 

 

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2009 (continued)

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July 29, 2009

"Obama's Jaha to Israel"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The Obama jaha of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Mideast peace envoy George Mitchell, National Security Adviser James Jones and White House senior adviser Dennis Ross aims simultaneously to impress, comfort, pressure and woo the Israeli government to accept the terms of engagement in the Arab-Israeli peace-making process that the United States has unilaterally put on the table.

 

 

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July 27, 2009

"The Seven Pillars of Arab Vulnerability"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

"The Arab Human Development Report" is most useful for diagnosing the underlying weaknesses that keep most Arab citizens, even in wealthy societies, living in a state of chronic fragility and vulnerability. The 2009 report outlines these conditions.

 

 

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July 20, 2009

"Will She or Won't She?"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Hillary Clinton has articulated exciting new parameters for American foreign policy, and presumably she understands the full implications of her speech. We will find out soon if her actions follow suit.

 

 

July 15, 2009

"European Hardball"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

An important but now vacant diplomatic space needs to be filled in Middle East mediation. The European Union can fill that space with the right policies and with the right approach. Here are three suggestions.

 

 

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July 13, 2009

"Human Connections on a Crosstown Bus"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The conversation and gestures of appreciation and acknowledgment lasted no more than 10 seconds. But packed into that moment was a whole universe of human connectedness and warmth, immense dignity and professionalism.

 

 

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July 8, 2009

"McNamara and a Lesson for Lebanon"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

"Remembering Robert McNamara's ways half a century ago, and watching Lebanese prime minister-designate Saad Hariri's deliberations today should remind us that military power, political legitimacy and national influence are three different things."

 

 

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July 6, 2009

"Hypocritical Kvetching"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Negotiating with Iran cannot be any more difficult than it was with the Soviet Union. So why the hesitancy -- and the anguished, hypocritical debate in the West?

 

 

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July 1, 2009

"Three Cheers for Turkey"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The most significant development in the Middle East? The continuing civilian control of the Turkish military -- the only instance where the power of military, police, and intelligence-security agencies is being checked by democratically-elected civilian authorities.

 

 

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June 29, 2009

"Why Do Arabs Not Revolt?"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Why do the top-heavy, non-democratic political control and governance systems of the Arab world persist without any significant popular opposition or public challenge?

 

 

June 24, 2009

"The Arabs' Forlorn Envy of Iranians"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Broadly speaking, the Arab world has maneuvered itself into a lose-lose situation vis-à-vis developments in Iran -- despite different views of the Islamic Republic.

 

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