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News You Really Need To See: “Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Yemen Fight”

“Emirates Secretly Sends Colombian Mercenaries to Yemen Fight” The New York Times, November 26, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/world/middleeast/emirates-secretly-sends-colombian-mercenaries-to-fight-in-yemen.html?_r=0 “The United Arab Emirates has secretly dispatched hundreds of Colombian mercenaries to Yemen to fight in that country’s raging conflict, adding a volatile … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “UAE, Bahrain Say 50 Soldiers Killed in Yemen Attack”

“UAE, Bahrain Say 50 Soldiers Killed in Yemen Attack” Reuters, September 4, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/04/us-yemen-security-idUSKCN0R40V720150904 “At least 50 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were killed in Yemen on Friday in the deadliest attack on Gulf Arab troops in … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Saudi Award Goes to Muslim Televangelist Who Harshly Criticizes U.S.”

“Saudi Award Goes to Muslim Televangelist Who Harshly Criticizes U.S.” The New York Times, March 3, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/world/middleeast/saudi-award-goes-to-dr-zakir-naik-a-muslim-televangelist-who-harshly-criticizes-us.html?_r=0 “He has publicly declared that ‘the Jews’ control America, that apostates can be killed, that the United States is the world’s … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Regional Powers Fighting Proxy War in Libya”

“Regional Powers Fighting Proxy War in Libya” Al-Monitor, January 8, 2015 http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/01/regional-powers-fight-prozy-war-libya.html “The fighting in Libya is increasingly becoming a proxy war between regional players vying for influence in the shattered, oil-rich country, which has been in turmoil since NATO intervened … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Wages of Oil”

Dec. 10, 2014 by Darius Last week, I saw Georgia State University professor and political scientist Michael Herb talk about his new book The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE.  His talk was mostly a … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Re-imagining Post-Soviet Central Asia”

Dec. 6, 2014 by Darius I recently saw Natalie Koch, professor of geography at Syracuse University, present her work on the monumental building projects of the Central Asian countries modeled on those of the Arab Gulf States.  Her discussion of these … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Friedman on Arab Spring

Nov. 19, 2014 by Darius  Thomas Friedman’s column in today’s New York Times contained so many interesting and important points that I thought it worth reproducing a discussing some of them here. “Ever since the Arab awakening in late 2010, … Continue reading

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