Foreign Policy Commentary Updates
Here are some selected articles providing a foreign policy commentary update for late December, 2009 for those interested in the Middle East, Iraq, and Afghanistan politics
A Year Later: Gaza and Israel Both Under Siege by Rami G. Khouri
Israel militarily attacked and laid siege to Gaza, but a year after its war Israel now finds itself under political siege by much of the world.
How to Exit Afghanistan by Selig S. Harrison (The Nation)
A timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan should set the stage for the military neutralization of the country.
Crack Down on Peace by Nadia Hijab
On December 16, Jamal Juma became the third anti-Wall activist to be arrested in the last few months. By these arrests, Israel is acknowledging the success of growing non-violent protest actions -- at great personal cost for the activists and their families.
A Grim Year for the Middle East by Patrick Seale
2009, begun with Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza, was a year of great torment and much misery in the Middle East. The ascent of Barack Obama as U.S. President has not been enough to bring a semblance of peace to a profoundly troubled region.
A Bad Decade by Rami G. Khouri
The Middle East region has changed significantly in the past decade, mostly for the worse.
The Democratic Value of Universal Accountability by Rami G. Khouri
Holding the United States and Israel accountable -- like everyone else -- to a single, equitable standard of justice and behavior is the best way these countries can spread democratic values.
Tony Blair’s Confession by Patrick Seale
Six years after the invasion of Iraq, the British public believes it will at last have a chance to learn how and why Blair went to war. But will the full facts emerge? Nothing is less likely.
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