America & Islam /

Feb 05, 2011

The Opportunity and Peril for the U.S. in Egypt’s Rebirth

(Feb. 4, 2011) "The birth pangs of a new Middle East." That was how then-Secretary of…

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Mar 16, 2009

Obama starts well with Muslims but must do more

CAIRO (March 16, 2009) -- Perceptions are a critical piece of the foreign policy matrix. From the…

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Feb 17, 2009

The Murrow Option for U.S. Public Diplomacy

By Lawrence Pintak and William Rugh CAIRO (Feb. 17, 2009): Almost 50 years ago, President John F.…

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May 26, 2008

Misreading the Arab Media

(May 25, 2008) “ARABIC TV does not do our country justice,” President Bush complained in…

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Jan 20, 2007

Middle East Heading for a New Cold War?

CAIRO, 20 January 2007 — Bush administration efforts to forge a US-Arab alliance against Iran…

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Jan 05, 2007

Cairo Ignores U.S. Request to Pull Plug on Jihadi TV in Iraq

(Jan. 4, 2007) Sunni-Shia power politics and U.S.-Egyptian relations are at the center of a…

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Oct 19, 2006

America’s Media Bubble

CAIRO (Oct. 19, 2006) — The United States no longer controls the script. That's a reality…

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Oct 02, 2006

The Middle East: It’s all just too darned complicated

First Published: October 2, 2006 Memo: To Arabs and Muslims Re: The Middle East It’s your own…

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Aug 03, 2006

Future History: A Glimpse of What U.S. Lebanon Policy Could Spawn

Published on Thursday, August 3, 2006 by It is very likely that the world will…

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Jul 25, 2006

Lebanon: Black and White and Dead All Over

Tuesday 25 July 2006 (28 Jumada al-Thani 1427) Once more, US Marines are on Lebanese soil. Once…

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Feb 12, 2006

Why all the fuss now?

16 - 22 February 2006 In a confused world of overlapping cultures, authoritarian and extremist…

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Feb 04, 2006

Western, Arab Journalists Miles Apart in Cartoon Rift

DOHA, QATAR (Feb. 3, 2006) - It is a row that gives new meaning to the phrase, “publish and be…

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