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The Globalist’s Top Features on the Middle East

Our top ten recent features on the Middle East paint a nuanced portrait of the world’s most volatile region.

February 1, 2011

Our top ten recent features on the Middle East paint a nuanced portrait of the world's most volatile region.
1. Why Mubarak Is Worried About Tunisia
Why are the recent events in Tunisia finding echo in Egypt?

By César Chelala
2. Why America Is Like Imperial Spain
What lessons can Imperial Spain’s travails in the Netherlands teach the United States about Afghanistan?

By Michael Vlahos
3. Destroying Palestinian Olive Trees
What effect does the destruction of Palestinian olive trees by Israel Defense Forces and settlers have on local farmers?

By César Chelala
4. Globalization and the Pending Collapse of the Islamic World
With which tools can Islam, in the eyes of the Islamists, actually conquer the world of today?

By Hamed Abdel-Samad
5. The Muslim World and the Titanic
Does Islam share the same fate as the Titanic?

By Hamed Abdel-Samad
6. Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations?
Is the real problem between Islam and the West — or within Islam itself?

By Claude Salhani
7. Afghanistan’s Arc of Modernization: 1880 to 1978
What lessons can be learned about Afghanistan from the country’s past modernization efforts?

By Paul Fishstein
8. Middle East Peace: God Has Already Spoken
Why has the religious dimension of the Israel-Palestine conflict received scant attention?

By Alon Ben-Meir
9. Palestine and the Fayyad Difference
Does Salam Fayyad’s plan for Palestine offer an exit from the Israel-Palestine conflict?

By Alon Ben-Meir
10. Dateline Cairo: Can Egypt Fulfill Its Potential?
Is Egypt poised to finally overcome its decades of stagnation?

By Kathy Kemper