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Are All (Middle Eastern) Revolutions Created Equal?

The developments in Lebanon are little more than a distraction compared to the amazing events that have unfolded in Tunisia over the past couple of days. Demonstrating protesters! Police brutality! Collapsing governments! Fleeing autocrats! Thrilling stuff… Now that the Western media has finally sat up to take notice of what’s been happening in Tunisia, several … Continue reading

Hezbollah, the Basij, and the Iranian Green Movement

Hilal Khashan, Professor of Political Studies and Public Administration at the American University of Beirut, recently claimed that Hezbollah sent several hundred members to Iran last year to help clamp down on the anti-regime protests. Khashan, who is frequently quoted in the foreign press on Lebanon-related stories, says that his source for this information is … Continue reading

Qnion Series Launched

As per popular demand, the Qnion posts now have their own tag and introductory page. Click the relevant tab on the page header (at the very top, above the cow graphic), and you’ll be able to view the entire series. I’ve been on the road for the past several days. As it turns out, hotel … Continue reading

55% is the new 98%: Arab Despots Take Vote Rigging Lessons From Iran Debacle

CAIRO, Egypt – The massive street protests triggered by President Ahmadinejad’s improbable 63% victory over opposition challenger Mir Hussein Moussavi have prompted Middle Eastern despots to re-think vote rigging strategies for their own upcoming elections. Abdul-Majid Nadwi, a former political advisor to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, says that real change has come to the Middle … Continue reading

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