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Old Shiite-Sunni Blood Feud Drives the Mideast’s New Power Play – Hezbollah’s perceived victory in the Lebanon war puts feuding Muslims on a collision course.By Vali Nasr, 8.27.06

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-nasr27aug27,0,1526858.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail Vali Nasr is a professor of Middle East and South Asia politics at the Naval Postgraduate School and adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of “The Shia Revival: HAugust 27, 2006 HEZBOLLAH…

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Civilization’s Lament By: Robert Tanenbaum, August 23, 2006

http://www.jewishpress.com/page.do/19242/Civilization’s_Lament.html As the Hizbullah-Israel war wound down last week, pundits were quick to label winners and losers. Some said Hizbullah won because it survived, bombed Israel with 4,000 rockets, and earned the applause of the Arab “street.” Others maintain that…

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Aiman Mansour: How Hizbullah Understands Resolution 1701

For Hizbullah and its supporters in Lebanon, UN Security Council Resolution 1701 is, if not a clear victory, then certainly the least of all evils. The main reason is that 1701 keeps the discussion of Hizbullah’s disarmament within the confines…

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Arab Nationalism Runs Rampant at Middlebury College

At Middlebury College’s Arabic Summer School, where I recently taught Arabic, students were exposed to more than intensive language instruction. Inside the classroom and across campus, administrators and language teachers adhered to a restrictive Arab-nationalist view of what is generically…

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