Glenn Stewart Observer

Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism

November 15, 2011adminGeo-Politics, Middle EastComments Off on Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism

Maajid’s comments on the way that modern communication technology has enabled pockets of parochialism to become connected and to feel that they are part of a larger phenomenon are fascinating.
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Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution

October 29, 2011adminGeo-Politics, Middle EastComments Off on Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution

I believe that Wael is overly optimistic about the long term potential for political change in Egypt. And contrary to what he had to say the winning if there is to be any must be in the details.
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Watch President Obama’s Full Speech on Mideast Policy

October 23, 2011adminGeo-Politics, Middle EastComments Off on Watch President Obama’s Full Speech on Mideast Policy

Cameron: Arab Spring is a ‘massive opportunity’

October 15, 2011adminGeo-Politics, Middle EastComments Off on Cameron: Arab Spring is a ‘massive opportunity’

It’s interesting that David Cameron singled out Yemen and Syria as countries that the UN has responsibility to stand up to regimes that oppress their people and that they cannot be indifferent to regimes that arrest, torture and kill their people.
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