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March 2013

Mubarak and the US

March 31, 2013 // Al-Ahram in Arabic - Egypt - Arabic

The late President Anwar Sadat managed to restore relations with the U.S. through a peace agreement with Israel in 1979 and then used these relations to secure economic and military aid to Egypt amounting to over $2 billion a year. But it was not destined for Sadat himself to reap the fruits of this relationship. [Read more]

The Puzzle of Gay Marriage in the US

March 31, 2013 // Le JDD - France - French

Since Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court has been reviewing two cases related to the issue of marriage for same-sex couples. The nine justices must decide by June on the constitutionality of a 1996 law stating that marriage is the union of "a man and a woman." If it is repealed, gay marriage could be recognized at the [Read more]

Obama and the Anniversary of the Occupation of Iraq

March 31, 2013 // al-Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

Ten years have passed since the occupation of Iraq, over which time the face of the Middle East has changed. Equations have shifted; due to the occupation and its strategic fallout, the map of regional and even global powers has been redrawn. The Iraqis and Arabs commemorating the 10th anniversary of the war that U.S. [Read more]

Obama, Between Yesterday and Today

March 31, 2013 // Al Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

Four years ago, President Obama took a stand during what was a historic visit to the Middle East. When Obama came to the region in 2009, he gave his famous speech at Cairo University, which set up the framework for a relationship with the Arab and Islamic worlds. At that time, he stressed the importance of ending the [Read more]

A Cross-Border Accident Waiting to Happen

March 30, 2013 // Ottawa Citizen - Canada

Because keeping the border open and goods flowing with our U.S. neighbors is practically the definition of Canada’s economic self-interest, anything that attracts the unfavorable attention of Washington to our border is to be avoided at all costs.
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