Monthly Archives: March 2009

The overlooked threat in the Middle East

The recent bombings in Yemen are a stark reminder of the dangers facing the US on the southwest corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is on the verge of becoming—if it has not already—a failed state. While the central government … Continue reading

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Justin Dargin on Egypt's Proposal to Tax Energy Free Zones

Check out DI Fellow Justin Dargin’s thoughts on Egypt’s current proposal to tax energy-free zones in the latest issue of MEED. File Download: “Cairo reviews free zone tax.” (PDF)

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What will result from fresh elections?

A recent Haaretz article reports that Fatah’s political leadership has told US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that unity talks will be aimed primarily at forming a caretaker government to pave the way for fresh elections. Assuming that this government … Continue reading

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Gaza's Stunted Growth Problem

A recent report published in the Lancet medical journal showed that “the trend for stunting among Palestinian children is increasing, and that there is a concern about the long-term effects.” The report shows that there are pockets in northern Gaza … Continue reading

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Talking with Hamas

In an article for Time Magazine, Tony Karon recently suggested that the US may have to open a formal dialogue with Hamas in the near future. He suggests that this move would be in line with the change in the … Continue reading

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