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Rami G. Khouri
By Rami G. Khouri - Mar 27,2014
How many ways are there to die in the Arab world today, other than an act of nature or a natural death? Let me count the ways… Deliberate siege and starvation must be the worst way to die, and they are happening before our eyes in the Yarmouk region of Damascus that is m
By Rami G. Khouri - Mar 13,2014
In Libya and Yemen, two Arab countries that are experiencing complicated, slow-motion transitions to more representative and accountable rule, we can see most clearly a structural issue of troubled statehood that may also bedevil other Arab countries.
By Rami G. Khouri - Mar 06,2014
In my discussions about Palestinian-Israeli negotiations with various informed audiences around the United States during the past month, the question that comes up most often is about how the Palestinians can, should or will respond to the Israeli government demand that they must
By Rami G. Khouri - Feb 27,2014
Much analysis and posturing takes place these days about the “framework accord” that the United States government will soon put on the table as its conception of a fair, comprehensive and permanent peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. Negotiation betwee
By Rami G. Khouri - Feb 20,2014
With perhaps just weeks to go before the United States unveils its framework accord that it hopes will prod Palestinians and Israelis towards a comprehensive negotiated resolution of their conflict, it seems that every dimension of this conflict is generating new ideas, trial bal
By Rami G. Khouri - Feb 13,2014
The widespread anticipation among what seems like just 27 people in the United States who follow the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations is that US Secretary of State John Kerry will soon table a set of American positions or proposals for the key elements of a &ldquo
By Rami G. Khouri - Feb 06,2014
If you think the controversy of actress Scarlett Johansson’s relationships with Oxfam and the Israeli company SodaStream is a minor side story about Hollywood celebrities, think again. This is the latest signal of a major direction of Palestinian and global activism agains
By Rami G. Khouri - Jan 30,2014
It is fitting that Egyptian armed forces commander Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has decided to assume the presidency of his country, because two of the three main problems that Egypt faces are a consequence of his decisions during the past year. These are the massive s
By Rami G. Khouri - Jan 23,2014
The international gathering in Montreux Wednesday that precedes the Geneva II Syrian peace conference Friday got off to a bumpy start with the dispute about whether or not Iran would attend. The issue is important not only because of the specific matter of Iran’s presence,
By Rami G. Khouri - Jan 17,2014
Many people in the Middle East and abroad are rightly concerned about the rise and impact of hardline Salafist-takfiri fundamentalist Islamist groups that have recently proliferated and controlled territory in Iraq and Syria. Groups like Al Qaeda affiliated Islamic State in Iraq

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