Monthly Archives: April 2012

Iran and Saudi Arabia duel over Bahrain

The Saudi-sponsored newspaper Alsharq Alawsat this week reported a meeting in Qom between Iraqi Shi’ite Islamist leader Moqtada al-Sadr and leaders of the Bahraini opposition. Alsharq Alawsat, based in London, was keen to cast a spotlight on this meeting because … Continue reading

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Tragedy and farce in Syria

Jerusalem Post, 05/04/2012 Recent developments show that the West appears to have acquiesced to the continued rule of the Assad family dictatorship. The supposed acceptance by the regime of Bashar Assad of UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point plan represents … Continue reading

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Lecture in Berlin on Syria, 8/11.

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