Special Series: Analysing Western Policies in the Muslim World - 2009
by Claude Salhani
In this first article in a series on analysing Western policies in the Muslim world, Middle East Times editor Claude Salhani examines the debate surrounding the West's standards of human rights in the context of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi's recent release from a Scottish prison.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 1 September 2009) 
by Christopher Boucek
In this second article in a series on analysing Western policies in the Muslim world, Christopher Boucek, an associate in the Middle East programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, lauds the recent creative thinking behind US counter-terrorism policy, and then considers whether it is enough.

(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 8 September 2009) 
by Anouar Boukhars
In this third article in a series on analysing Western policies in the Muslim world, Anouar Boukhars, director of the Center for Defense and Security Policy at Wilberforce University in Ohio, considers the widespread view that promoting democracy is not longer a top priority for the current US Administration.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 22 September 2009) 
by Gerald Knaus
In this fourth article in a series analysing Western policies in the Muslim world, Gerald Knaus, founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative and fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, examines some of the debate surrounding Turkey's EU membership bid.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 29 September 2009) 
by Hussein Ibish
Hussein Ibish, author and senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, discusses the factors behind the US Administration's renewed focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this fifth article in a series analysing Western policies in the Muslim world.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 29 September 2009) 
by Ghassan Michel Rubeiz
In this sixth and final article in a series analysing Western policies in the Muslim world, Ghassan Rubeiz, former secretary for the Middle East of the Geneva-based World Council of Churches, breaks down the thinking behind US foreign aid policy.
(Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 29 September 2009) 
 
 
 
 
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