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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 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.

 

 

June 19, 2009

"Iran Makes History Again"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

This is uncharted territory in the context of contemporary Iran -- since the 1979 Islamic revolution overthrew the Shah. But it's routine behavior in the wider context of human beings who do not like being treated like idiots by their own government.

 

 

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June 17, 2009

"Nothing New from Netanyahu"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Netanyahu wants for the Israelis today what God promised the ancient Hebrews in Deuteronomy, Exodus and Numbers: eternal, exclusive, pure, powerful, secure statehood in a land owned by others that will be miraculously ethnically cleansed with Divine mandate and legitimacy.

 

 

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June 15, 2009

"What Comes Around Goes Around"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Changes in American policies and rhetoric are already triggering intriguing responses from different parts of the Middle East, as we can see in four separate issues: Lebanon, Palestine-Israel, Iran, and American attitudes toward Islam and Muslims.

 

 

June 5, 2009

"Obama’s Worthy Gesture"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

In his speech in Cairo, Barack Obama sought a new beginning, which we all badly need. So let's put away the Bible and Quran classes, hear from Arab, Iranian and Israeli leaders -- and get down to the tough business of forging better policies.

 

 

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June 3, 2009

"Obama Should Think Chicago"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Obama should focus on three significant issues: 1- the Arab-Israeli conflict, 2- the "resistance front" headed by Syria, Iran, Hizbullah and Hamas, and 3- the lack of democratic, rule-of-law-based governance systems in most Arab countries. And he should tell us what America wants to do about these three issues.

 

 

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June 1, 2009

"The Significance of the Settlements"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The Obama administration has put steel into American insistence that illegal Israeli settlements must be halted. It is the important kick start to progress towards peace making.

 

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