Amman, Jordan - Whatever the ills of Saddam Hussein and his Baath party, they did provide a unifying factor for Iraq: Arab nationalism.
October 2006 Archives
October 4, 2006 11:03 AM
October 6, 2006 4:38 PM
Amman, Jordan - It might be true that Americans are obsessed with sex (although I think European free-to-air TV stations show much more nudity) but I don't think that Americans are obsessed with politics. They certainly aren't very interested in international politics.
October 10, 2006 12:46 PM
Amman, Jordan - This is the third time in this blog that Washington editors ask a leading question. They don't t ask what should be done, but rather whether North Korea should be punished.
October 16, 2006 12:10 PM
Amman, Jordan/Ramallah - In general, the most important thing for my neighbors is to find a replacement for the present Republican rubber-stamp to the hawkish policies of President Bush. But for Palestinians and Arabs, whether a Democratic Congress can be more sympathetic to Palestinians is questionable.
October 25, 2006 10:25 AM
Ramallah, Palestine/Amman, Jordan - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas recently gave a press conference in which he outlined the problems within the Palestinian Authority and its relations with the outside world. In the press conference, Abbas hinted at some undemocratic moves that he plans to make in order to break a current deadlock that has resulted in nationwide strikes as a result of the failure of the government to pay salaries to public employees.