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Posts Tagged ‘authoritarian

Oil and the destabilization of formerly stable authoritarian Arab regimes

March 6, 2011

Whatever the outcome of the protests, uprisings, and rebellions now sweeping the Middle East, one thing is guaranteed: the world of oil will be permanently transformed. In 2009, suppliers in the Middle East and North Africa jointly produced 29 million barrels per day, or 36% of the world’s total oil supply. Compare this to Russia, […]

Orchestrating a flawed transition for Egypt

February 6, 2011

As the Mubarak regime turns to violence in a vain attempt to repress the peaceful protests that have swept Egypt’s streets, the risks associated with current U.S. strategy for Egypt and the wider region continue to grow. Washington’s response has departed little from its original script. This script involves repeatedly invoking the language of “moderation” […]