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Daoud Kuttab

Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan

Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is www.daoudkuttab.com. Close.

Daoud Kuttab

Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan

Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. more »

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April 15, 2009 11:46 AM

A Pragmatic Solution - Extend It To Iran

The Current Discussion: The U.S. will lift travel restrictions on Cuba, but leave the larger trade embargo in place. Is that a smart move? Does it go far enough? Too far?


Lifting restrictions on Cuba can be seen as part of a more pragmatic foreign policy. One hopes it's an acknowledgment that long-term boycotts have limited success in producing their desired result. In this respect, it will be interesting to see how the new Cuban situation will affect American relations with Iran, which the U.S. has boycotted for decades with little to show for its actions.

If this indeed is the case we should expect a robust U.S. foreign attempt to reach a pragmatic solution with Iran and other problem areas. The moral of the story is that long-term boycotts simply don't work.


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