MIDEAST NOTES:The Coming Oil-Shale Revolution?The chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company- Aramco- has admitted that the development of large oil shale reserves in North America looks set to shift the monopoly over global energy supplies increasingly away from the Middle East.
MIDEAST NOTES: Syria, Turkey and the KurdsThe Kurds, deprived of a homeland in spite of being promised self-determination in the aftermath of World War One, are beginning to play the role of kingmakers in key countries.
MIDEAST NOTES: Will Assad Go the Way of Qaddafi?Arutz Sheva posts a new weekly column by this writer on the Mideast:
The argument goes that because protestors have been emboldened by the death of Qaddafi, the regimes in Syria and Yemen will collapse sooner. Is such reasoning sound?
Libya: Outlook PessimisticA video showed hundreds of bodies found in the Abu Salim hospital in Tripoli, but failed to mention, that most of the corpses were those of black people
A Guide to the Galaxy of Islamic Anti-SemitismThe writings by Jews from the period of the Cairo Geniza use a specific term- sin’uth- to refer to hostility from local Muslims towards Jews. They had ample reason to give it a special word with the passage of time.
What to do About PakistanWho are the TeT Taliban group, what is the jizya poll tax that they intend for you to pay some day and how the US had better think about making its largesse conditional.
What to do about Yemen?Monday saw protests calling for change in Yemen. This is a well researched analysis of another pressure area where the USA is off base, but better late than never, Obama.
Wikileaks News? Think AgainThe significance of Wikileaks and other internet revelations should be reevaluated, says this researcher. The truth is more complicated.