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Saturday, January 05, 2013
Brookings Doha Activism: in the service of the Emir
From Ahmet of Tunisia:
you gotta appreciate this "think-tank activism"; and the "us" trampling on
intellectual detachment: "
is little unfair of the international community and particular the French to
bestow this title [of sole legitimate representative] on the coalition and not
follow through," said Salman Shaikh, of the Brookings Institution's Doha centre
thinktank, which played a role in bringing
together disparate Syrian activist and opposition groups last year. "If
they cannot provide for people in the north, which I suspect will come under
full opposition control this year, then the people on the ground will question
what is the point. And what you will get is just more factionalism."
He added: "I see a very dark period ahead of us, with a total breakdown like Iraq
in 2006, with sectarianism on a scale we have not yet seen in
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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