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Deadlock as Israeli PM Visits Obama | The National (UAE)

May 20, 2011

"There's nothing really avant-garde about it," said Steven Clemons, of the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank. "What is avant-garde is that the president put his name to it. It's an important step forward." The American president suggested ...

Assassins From on High at Use in Libya | The National (UAE)

April 30, 2011

This reliance on drone strikes is borne out by numbers compiled - from major news agencies, including Pakistani media outlets - by Katherine Tiedemann and Peter Bergen of the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think-tank. ...

Aerotropolis by John Kasarda And Greg Lindsay | The National (UAE)

March 24, 2011

"Cities are always created around whatever the state-of-the-art transportation device is," said the journalist Joel Garreau. And globalisation runs on jet planes. Taken together, these premises furnish a vision of the city of the future: a transport ...


Endgame in Libya Still Unidentified After Rain of Missiles on Qaddafi Forces | The National (UAE)

March 21, 2011

Steven Clemons, a senior fellow with the Washington-based New America Foundation, suggested that perhaps the only hope for swift resolution if a stalemate developed as a result of a ceasefire, would involve one of Col Qaddafi's inner circle turning ...

How Al Qa'Eda Hopes To Take Advantage of the Aftermath In North Africa | The National (UAE)

March 17, 2011

... the invasion of Iraq and the US-Israeli relationship; blaming the Clinton administration for repeated failures to neutralise bin Laden; and criticising fellow authors such as Steve Coll (Ghost Wars and The Bin Ladens) and Lawrence Wright, ...


The Tenth Parallel by Eliza Griswold | The National (UAE)

March 17, 2011

Part travelogue, mostly a diary of despair, Eliza Griswold's The Tenth Parallel is an account of her seven-year journey among these divided peoples. The daughter of an American Episcopalian bishop, Griswold nevertheless displays a controlled neutrality ...


Protests Prove Hypocrisy of Al Qa'Eda's Rhetoric | The National (UAE)

February 22, 2011

"Arabs and Muslims can indeed remove corrupt Arab regimes without violence", says al Qa'eda expert Brian Fishman, "and the United States is not implacably opposed to their removal". Stung by the speed of revolution, terrorists have struggled for a new ...

Obama: 'Today Belongs to the People of Egypt' | The National (UAE)

February 11, 2011

The statement was at "a higher decibel level", said Steve Clemens of the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank. But it fell short of calling ...

Twitter and Facebook are the New Weapons of Middle East Protest | The National (UAE)

January 27, 2011

A prominent sceptic of the liberating power of cyberspace is Evgeny Morozov, a Belarus-born scholar at the New American Foundation. ...

Threat to Internet Neutrality Imperils Freedom of Choice | The National (UAE)

January 2, 2011

This is the view of Professor Tim Wu, of Columbia University, in his new book The Master Switch. He says this progression from an open to a closed system, ...

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