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Obama’s Power Vacuum

April 26, 2016 // Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany - German

<i>George W. Bush wanted, and failed, to democratize the Arab world, whereas Barack Obama accepts the autocratic regimes in the Middle East. He has invested little political capital in the region, and Saudi Arabia is trying to exploit this in its own way.</i> President Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia is a clash of two [Read more]

The Path to Rebuilding a Self-Reliant Afghanistan

November 3, 2015 // Chunichi Shimbun - Japan - Japanese

President Obama is backtracking on his plans to withdraw military forces from Afghanistan, where public security is worsening. He has announced that as of 2017, he will keep 5,500 troops in the country. This is in hopes of halting the growth of extremist groups and paving the way for self-reliance. [Read more]

‘The American Sniper’ Beautifying the Ugly Face

January 31, 2015 // Akhbar Al Khaleej - Bahrain - Arabic

After reviewing and analyzing more than 900 American films over 20 years, Jack Shaheen, professor emeritus of mass communications from Southern Illinois University, concluded that American films always portray Arabs with the most typical and ugly image. In his book “Reel Bad Arabs,” he organized Arabs in American [Read more]

The Ghosts’ War

January 19, 2015 // Al Ghad - Jordan

The meeting of the European ministers of interior and justice on the eve of the big Paris rally and the announcement of American President Barack Obama’s intention to call for an international summit to discuss the situation of the war on terrorism all reinforces returning once again to the atmosphere which prevailed [Read more]
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