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  • June 25, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip SmythAl-Ayyam

    Assad's Houla Propaganda - Part II

    In his response to our piece "Assad's Houla Propaganda", John Rosenthal engages in a rather hypocritical and illogical retort. He initiates his screed by accusing us of engaging in a "bait and switch" regarding our...

  • June 12, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip SmythNational Review Online

    Assad's Houla Propaganda

    Throughout the Syrian conflict, Western media sources have accepted bait provided by Bashar al-Assad's most prodigious propagandists, who regularly weave tales of anti-Assad, al-Qaeda-style groups' expelling or murdering members of...

  • March 30, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip SmythHa'aretz

    Can my enemy's enemy be my friend?

    A recurring question of the past year has been whether Israel can come out of the unrest of the "Arab Spring" with any new allies. The point is hardly immaterial: The future of Israel's peace treaty with Egypt hangs in the balance...

  • March 22, 2012|Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi and Phillip SmythThe American Spectator

    Iraqi Kurdistan Without Blinders

    Ever since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, media reports have typically drawn a contrast between the relatively prosperous the areas of Iraq under the jurisdiction of the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the rest of the country. For...