Posts Tagged: Arab

America at 237: A Guiding Light or A Dimming Beacon?

Having made two trips to Egypt since the Arab Spring to work with current and emerging political leaders, I closely follow its ever-changing political situation. In the past week, the protests that allowed the country to exercise its voice for democracy has turned into ugly battles between the right and left, between those feeling unempowered… Read more »

Is Iran Stirring The Pot?

www.homelandsecuritynet.com US counter-terrorism officials say as the anticipation of a confrontation with Tehran over their nuclear program appears to be looming they believe that Iran is now providing “weapons and money” to various groups in an effort “to start as many bush fires as possible” with the goal of distracting the US and other regional… Read more »

Three Big Pigs: Geopolitics, 2011 Style

Been looking for a better way to understand the ever-evolving complexities of middle Eastern populist uprisings, even if you may not know your Gulf of Sidra from your Jersey Shore, or your Oman from your Conan? Fear not, gentle Govloop reader. My vote goes to this inspired YouTube video, produced by Russian animator Egor Zhgun…. Read more »

Three Reasons Why the Social Media Guidelines for UAE Government are Vital

Few days ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) eGovernment has officially released a set of guidelines documents; one of them was Guidelines for Social Media Usage in UAE Government Entities. The document offers a set of guidelines for the government entities in UAE to manage their presence on social media websites and take actions on… Read more »

Live Webcast: Media as Global Diplomat II – New Findings on the Science of Media & Conflict

Today the Washington, DC-based United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will host a symposium and live webcast on the impact of New media Now media on global conflict resolution. * Are social media tools and technologies at the core of statecraft in the 21st century? * What do new research findings suggest is the impact… Read more »