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Syrian Revolt Speeds Up Gaddafi's Defeat

Wednesday, 24 August 2011, 11:32 am | Yahya R. Haidar

Libya is important. And referring to a column by Foreign Policy yesterday entitled "Was Libya Worth It?", the answer is that it almost certainly was (especially to awakening colonial powers such as France and Italy) knowing the sea of black gold ... More >>

Arab Spring and the Question of Spontaneity

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 3:11 pm | Yahya R. Haidar

As the Arab Spring turns into a hot summer, with mass protests engulfing the streets of tens more major Arab cities, a debate heats on regarding a fundamental feature of Arab revolutions - that of spontaneity. Last month as I attended a top-end Qatar-sponsored ... More >>

Politics or the Drumbeats of War

Tuesday, 9 August 2011, 3:08 pm | Yahya R. Haidar

Will the political conflict in Syria turn into a military struggle? Following the historic flight of Tunisian President Bin Ali, Arabian Heads of State, in their last words to the angry crowds demanding their overthrow, made sure to pronounce that ... More >>

Popular uprisings are like the forces of nature

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 1:28 pm | Yahya R. Haidar

The little-predicted revolutions in Arab countries which shook the political world to its core have coincided with natural disasters that took their toll on the physical world with equal strength. But, there is an unlikely common denominator between the ... More >>