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Published: April 26, 2013

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What is Obama’s red line on chemical weapons and what happens if Syria crosses it?

Washington Post | Max Fisher | 4.26.13

They sound like straightforward questions but, particularly in the latter case, they’re not. The answers to both are becoming much more important now that it looks as if the administration’s red-line against the use or transfer of Syrian … Continue Reading

What If We Never Run Out of Oil?

The Atlantic | Charles Mann | 4.24.2013

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911. With characteristic vigor and verve, he set about modernizing the Royal Navy, jewel of the empire. The revamped fleet, he proclaimed, should be fueled with oil, … Continue Reading

60% Saudis live in rented houses

Arab News | Abdullah MD Ahmed | 4.26.13

Around 60 percent of the nearly 20 million citizens of Saudi Arabia live in rented apartments, according to estimates from Corporate Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE), the world’s largest property services firm.Saudi citizens have … Continue Reading

GCC tourism continues to thrive

Saudi Gazette | Mariam Nihal | 4.26.13

GCC tourism continues to thriveAlthough Saudi Arabia possesses tourism potential, most of their citizens still travel abroad for holidays, pumping out millions every year. Many families told Saudi Gazette that underdeveloped domestic tourism and lack of entertainment … Continue Reading

YaLa Young Leaders

Foreign Policy | Aaron David Miller | 4.24.2013

Launched in May 2011 as a joint partnership between the Peres Center for Peace and YaLa Palestine, based in Ramallah and chaired by Salah Elayyan, the Palestinian Authority’s cabinet secretary, YaLa-Young Leaders is a Facebook-based movement … Continue Reading

Who Pays The Price of Freedom?

The Majalla | Iliana Hagenah | 4.26.13

Even though Khamenei was once seen as a man who has paid a personal price for Iran’s struggles for freedom from the Shah’s rule as a revolutionary in the 1970s, for many he is now the face of an absolutist system of rule. If anything, this … Continue Reading



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