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    Saudi “Day of Rage” Is Subdued Affair

    The March 11 “Day of Rage” demonstrations called for by political opponents of the Saudi monarchy did not materialize as anticipated. Turnout for the protests was sparse in the face of warnings from Saudi officials that laws prohibiting public demonstrations would be strictly enforced. On the day of the protest, … More

    Food Crisis Looms for Latin America

    Food prices are on the rise across the globe, fueling much of the political unrest that continues to rage in parts of the Middle East. Unexpectedly severe weather and soaring demand have pushed food prices to “dangerous levels and threaten tens of millions of poor people,” said World Bank President Robert … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat - Crises in the Middle East

    From Egypt, to Libya, to Tunisia people have been crying out for freedom. What do these protests mean for America? Join us right now! We are joined by Heritage’s Director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, Jim Carafano. Jim will be taking your questions about the future of … More

    Morning Bell: The Middle East's Third Wave

    In a private phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, almost two weeks after the unrest began, President Barack Obama finally called for Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi to step down. While the President’s inertia may have been mitigated by the need to get Americans out of the country so Qadhafi … More

    China and Middle East Regime Change

    Recent upheavals in the Middle East—including the overthrow of the governments in Tunisia and Egypt, riots in Bahrain, and near civil war in Libya—raise the question of what lessons the People’s Republic of China, and especially the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), are likely to have learned. The concern focuses not … More

    The Third Wave Revolution in the Middle East...and the Administration's Cluelessness

    First it was the Arab and Persian nationalist revolts against European colonialism.  Next it was the Islamist revolt against the corrupt monarchies and nationalist regimes set up in the nationalist era.  Now we have a third wave of revolt across the Middle East that is unprecedented and unpredictable. Arab nationalism … More

    Secretary-General Ban Preaches to the Hollywood Choir While Tripoli Burns

    As Middle Eastern and North African governments totter and fall, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has his sights set on the real crisis: getting Hollywood to produce more films on global warming. As reported in the Guardian: Ban has been on the phone to Gaddafi and other leaders in the … More

    Morning Bell: Help Libyans Free Themselves from Qadhafi's Murderous Regime

    Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, the longest ruling Arab leader, appears to be on the verge of becoming the latest authoritarian leader to be ousted by his own people. Massive crowds of protesters have taken control of Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, and much of eastern Libya, long a hotbed of … More

    Protestors in Libya Demand Change

    The pro-democracy demonstrations that continue to rattle the Arab world have landed in Libya. In a country where government dissent is dealt with by an iron fist, anti-government activists are demanding change. Since seizing power in 1969, President Muammar Qadhafi is one of the most unpopular and authoritarian tyrants in … More

    Emerging Threats in the Middle East

    HERZLIYA, ISRAEL. Emergence of a nuclear Iran; turmoil in Egypt and destabilization of secular, pro-Western Middle Eastern states; blurring of the lines between unconventional, conventional, and low-intensity conflicts; explosion of information challenges in and around the battlefields—all of these concerns will increasingly challenge U.S. and regional policymakers and military commanders … More