Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Martin Indyk: anchorperson on Al-Jazeera. "THE Brookings Institution announced yesterday that it will open its centre for public policy research and current affairs programming in Qatar, in February 2008. The centre, a project of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, will be the first Brookings facility in the Muslim world. According to a spokesman, the centre will undertake research on socio-economic and geopolitical issues facing the Muslim world as well as encouraging more understanding between US and Muslim policy-makers." Don't be surprised if the Qatari government, always eager to please and appease the US, appoints Indyk as the main anchorperson on Al-Jazeera.