Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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Tag Archives: France
Emails to Hillary contradict French tale on Libya war – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.
French lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process. The motion, which echoes similar votes … Continue reading
‘Controlled by Iran, the deadly militia recruiting Iraq’s men to die in Syria’ (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/12/iraq-battle-dead-valley-peace-syria) Syria war: new push against Assad being planned, reports suggest (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/11/syria-war-international-effort-southern-front-assad): “After months of battlefield stalemate in Syria, a flurry of reports from Washington, Jerusalem, Amman … Continue reading
The UN Report confirms that chemical weapons (sarin gas) were used at different times during the conflict, but there is no conclusive evidence to determine whether the regime or the rebels used it. UN Report on Syria’s Chemical Weapons: https://s3.amazonaws.com/unoda-web/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/SG_Report_of_CW_Investigation.pdf … Continue reading