Tag Archives: Middle East

Egypt’s Unrest: Revolutions are never pretty

As many of you know, I have a special place in my heart for Egypt.  We lived there for many years,and our daughter was born there.  I loved the people, the shopping, the challenge of understanding a completely different culture … Continue reading

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The Iraq War: Where have we come in 10 Years?

We have just marked the 10th anniversary of the second time America went to war with Iraq.  There are different views on whether it was a good idea in the first place or whether it accomplished enough to be worth … Continue reading

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The Middle East: In Simple Terms

I got a great compliment the other day while decorating my Christmas trees.  Someone asked if I would explain — in simple terms — what is happening in the Middle East.  The fact that this person thought I was capable … Continue reading

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Hatred in the Middle East: Is the next generation doomed?

A recent article in the New York Times about Syrian youth and the existing hatred between Sunnis and Alawites was disturbing, but also an accurate portrayal of life in the Middle East.  Many Americans have no knowledge that unfortunately much … Continue reading

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Where is Saudi Arabia going?

Saudi Arabia is the one country in the Gulf that many predicted would always be the stable anchor for the region. Most aspects of life there seemed to be totally controlled by the royal family. That is until The Arab … Continue reading

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The Middle East is hot and not because of the temps

As we slog through a boiling summer, we also are being bombarded by the news about the instability in the Middle East – a hot place to be these days and not only because of the daily temperatures. It’s been … Continue reading

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