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I I interviewed Bashar al-Assad about ending Syria’s civil war. He’s still too delusional to do that.

I I interviewed Bashar al-Assad about ending Syria’s civil war. He’s still too delusional to do that. | Arabia | Scoop.it
U.S. can’t count on his good faith, says the first American journalist to interview him in two years.
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If You Want the Money, Show Me the Evidence

If You Want the Money, Show Me the Evidence | Arabia | Scoop.it
“If you want the money, show me the evidence,” is how Senior Fellow Ron Haskins explained the Obama administration’s evidence-based approach to distributing federal funds to states for social programs. The remarks came during an event today to launch Haskins’ new book, co-authored with Greg Margolis, Show Me the Evidence: Obama’s Fight for Rigor and Results in Social Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2014). Haskins, the Cabot Family Chair and co-director of both the Center on Children and Fam
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Inside Assad’s Playbook: Time and Terror

Inside Assad’s Playbook: Time and Terror | Arabia | Scoop.it
Early in my career as a Syrian diplomat, I learned to respect the strategic planning of the Assads. One clear memory is from 2007, during a visit from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki. I remember sitting behind a two-way mirror in a room...
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Syria: Mounting Casualties from Cluster Munitions | Human Rights Watch

Syria: Mounting Casualties from Cluster Munitions | Human Rights Watch | Arabia | Scoop.it
(New York) – Syrian forces’ use of cluster munitions in residential areas is causing mounting civilian casualties, Human Rights Watch said today.
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INSIGHT: Bolstering Education and Science in the Arab World

INSIGHT: Bolstering Education and Science in the Arab World | Arabia | Scoop.it
Council on Foreign Relations expert Isobel Coleman points to greater online opportunities and applauds recent initiatives, including the new Open Book Project.
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UK: New Counterterrorism Bill Curbs Rights | Human Rights Watch

UK: New Counterterrorism Bill Curbs Rights | Human Rights Watch | Arabia | Scoop.it
(London) - The new UK Counterterrorism and Security Bill includes far-reaching measures that could curb free movement, family life, free expression, and risks alienating specific communities, Human Rights Watch said today.
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The whole world is now a third world country. Arbitrary detention, no civil rights, travel bans no court order required to suspend somebody's rights...

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Pressure Points » “Terrorism” in Egypt

Pressure Points » “Terrorism” in Egypt | Arabia | Scoop.it
There are acts of terror in Egypt, and there are terrorists--including some linked to Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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Syria: Widespread Use of Incendiary Weapons | Human Rights Watch

Syria: Widespread Use of Incendiary Weapons | Human Rights Watch | Arabia | Scoop.it
(Geneva) – Syria should immediately stop using incendiary weapons, Human Rights Watch said today in a report which documents at least 56 attacks using the weapons since November 2012.
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The coming water wars?

The coming water wars? | Arabia | Scoop.it
This article was originally posted last month. It is being reposted today, World Water Day. For more What in the World, watch GPS on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.
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