CFG LAWRENCE FEINER INTERVIEW ON ISRAELI ELECTIONS: MARCH 2013 TV SHOW

March 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Posted in Books, CFG, Globalization, History, Israel, Middle East, Palestine | Leave a comment

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CFG’s Lawrence Feiner discusses current Israeli elections  in a global as well as local context  for TV show hosted by Harold Channer

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Lawrence Feiner Ph.D Original air date: 03-20-13

by Harold Channer

AUGUST 2013 FOOTNOTE  TO THIS VIDEO BY CFG’S LAWRENCE FEINER:

The Israeli Election and the Two State Solution

For some reason, my video on the Israeli election and the two-state solution was truncated. This update is a brief description of what was in the video.

Even though the newly elected Israeli government is more moderate (61 rightist Knesset members, 59 centrist and leftist Knesset members) than the previous Israeli government, there are three major impediments to a two-state solution.  (1) West Bank Jewish settlers, (2) Jerusalem, (3) The right of the Palestinian refugees of the ’48 war to return to their homes in Israel.

There are currently 513,000 Jewish settlers in the West Bank. It is difficult to imagine Israel withdrawing them or allowing them to live under Palestinian control. In 1989,  when there were far fewer settlers than there are today, the noted Israeli political scientist, Meron Benvenisti, maintained that there were too many settlers to make a Palestinian state viable, and that, therefore, the only solution to the conflict, which wasn’t an apartheid Bantustan,  was a binational, democratic state where Jews and Arabs had equal rights.

In 1983, the PLO rep to Lebanon, Shafiq Al-Hout gave a Q and A at the UN Church Center. He was asked whether a viable Palestinian state was possible. He answered “Well you know. It’s a dream I share with my dog at the fireplace”.

As far as Jerusalem is concerned, during the Camp David negotiations in 2000, even a leftist like Shimon Peres would not agree to a divided Jerusalem.

During the Camp David negotiations, the main obstacle to a settlement, was the Palestinian inability to drop the right of return. The Israelis wanted the Palestinians to drop the right of return as a precondition for a settlement, and the Israelis also a wanted to postpone Jerusalem to a later date. The Palestinians, on the other hand, wanted to postpone the right of return, (the Arabs was getting tired of supporting the right of return) and negotiate Jerusalem (for which the Palestinians had the support of the entire Muslim world).

It must be pointed out that the right of return (which the Israeli agreed to in order to get UN membership) is an individual right which Arafat maintained could not be negotiated away. Also, the refugee issue is a regional issue, involving all the states where the refugees reside, and a two-sided negotiation is not really the appropriate venue.

Given all this, it is hard to imagine a two-state solution which isn’t a Bantustan in disguise.

To sum up my video was rather pessimistic about the prospects for a viable two-state solution.

However, there are some hopeful signs as regards American Jewish attitudes towards Israeli intransigence. Recently the New York Post had an editorial debunking the peace negotiations. All the letters to the editor regarding the editorial were from Jewish people who supported a two-state solution and blasted the Post editorial. Also, on the 22 of August a right-wing orthodox synagogue in New York invited the noted critic of Israel, Peter Beinart, to give a talk.

So maybe there is some hope.

addendum: the Israeli election video is no longer truncated

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Published on Mar 15, 2013

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Lawrence Feiner CFG Co-Founder

I was born in 1942 in the Bronx. I graduated from ps95 in 1956. I graduated from the Bronx H.S. of Science in 1960.

I got my b.s. in math in 1964 from MIT. I got my Phd in math in 1967 from MIT. The title of my thesis was “the strong homogeneity conjecture”.  It was about math problems that can be generated by a computer but cannot be solved by computer. From 1967 to 1974 I taught math at Stony Brook and Brooklyn College.

From 1974 to 1979 I worked in computers.

From 1979 to 2003 I worked as an economic consultant specializing in economic forecasts.

After 2003 I retired and am now retired.

Published on Mar. 2, 2012 by Harold Channer TV Show NYC

Recent Book:

The Reagan Revolution and the Developing Countries (1980-1990) A Seminal Decade For Predicting The World Economic Future: together with a long term … for predicting the world economic future
by Lawrence Feiner and Richard Melson
Publisher: iUniverse (November 28, 2011)

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CFG: NEW YOUTUBE ANALYSIS OF PALESTINIAN “INTIFADA”

May 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Arabs, CFG, Economics, Financial, Globalization, History, Islam, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Zionism | Leave a comment

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The second Palestinian uprising and the

Israeli invasion of Lebanon: a cfg perspective‏

Cambridge Forecast Group (CFG)

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Lawrence Feiner 05-12-12

Published on May 12, 2012 by zoiladejesus27

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CAMBRIDGE FORECAST GROUP: MIDDLE EAST AND WORLD

April 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Posted in CFG, Economics, Globalization, History, Middle East, Research, World-system | Leave a comment

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MIDDLE EAST & WORLD:


01. EXPLAINING THE CFG HOME PAGE

02. EXPLAINING THE CFG HOME PAGE II: THE TWO WORLD SYSTEMS

03. EXPLAINING THE CFG HOME PAGE III

04. CFG ESSAY: EXPLAINING THE PRESENT

05. CFG ESSAY: EXPLAINING TOMORROW

06. CFG ESSAY: EXPLAINING TOMORROW II

07. CFG ESSAY: JUDEOCENTRISM BLOCKING GLOBALIZATION

08. CFG ESSAY: JUDEOCENTRISM BLOCKING GLOBALIZATION PART II

09. YEMEN TIMES: ISRAEL’S HIDDEN AGENDA BY RICHARD MELSON

10. BIS REVIEWS NOS.70&71

11. BIS REVIEWS NOS.58&59: GLOBAL IMBALANCES

12. BIS REVIEWS NOS.72&73: GLOBAL IMBALANCES II

13. GLOBALIZED ISLAM: OLIVIER ROY BOOK

14. GOOD MUSLIM: PROFESSOR MAMDANI BOOK

15. GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION: ROBERT FISK BOOK

16. BANAMEX CITIGROUP: MEXICO

17. CGES: RUSSIA OIL & GAS

18. WIBC 2005

19. WIBC 2005: PRE-CONFERENCE UPDATE

20. WIFC 2005: WORLD ISLAMIC FUNDS CONFERENCE

21. ISLAMIC FINANCE SUMMIT: LONDON EUROMONEY

22. WIBC: RETAIL BANKING SUMMIT

23. COMMITTEE ON THE PRESENT DANGER: PRESS RELEASE

24. RUSSIA-TURKEY GAS PIPELINE

25. PROJECT FINANCE MAGAZINE

26. BIS REVIEWS NOS.74&75

27. TAU NOTES 151: IRAQ

28. MENAFN

29. PALESTINE MEDIA CENTER

30. PRISM: REUVEN PAZ ISLAMIST MOVEMENTS

31. PRISM: REUVEN PAZ ISLAMIST MOVEMENTS JIHADIS EUROPE

32. DOWN TO EARTH: NEWSLETTER ON INDONESIA ECOLOGY

33. MERIA NEWS: HERZLIYA ISRAEL

34. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.114: ASIA

35. COMMITTEE ON THE PRESENT DANGER: JOSEPH LIEBERMAN & JAMES WOOLSEY

36. CASPIAN CONFERENCE

37. KUWAIT FINANCIAL CENTRE: MARKAZ

38. SABIC: SAUDI ARABIA

39. SOUTH CENTRE BULLETIN NO.113: POLITICS OF GLOBAL HUNGER

40. CHINA ENERGY: ARGUS WEBINAR

41. CHINA VIEW

42. REZA ASLAN BOOK: NO GOD BUT GOD

43. BIS REVIEW NO.76 & PRESS RELEASE

44. ECONOMIST MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2005: TIRED OF GLOBALIZATION

45. ROBERT WILLIAMS: EXPORT AGRICULTURE AND THE CRISIS IN CENTRAL AMERICA BOOK

46. ISRAEL HASBARA COMMITTEE

47. LYING FOR EMPIRE: DAVID MODEL BOOK

48. WIBC: MUDARABA CONTRACTS ISLAMIC BANKING

49. CONTACTING SHARON

50. DAVID FROMKIN ON LAWRENCE

51. ISLAMIC BANKER AWARD

52. ISLAMIC-FINANCE.COM: LONDON

53. AIR POWER STUDIES

54. NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY: INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDIES

55. US MILITARY: CENTCOM

56. GLOBAL SECURITY: QODS FORCE

57. MERIA JOURNAL HERZLIYA ISRAEL: ISLAM & AZERBAIJAN

58. IIMA TOKYO: INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL MONETARY AFFAIRS

59. MERIA: MIDDLE EAST REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: IRAN AFTER THE IRAQ WAR

60. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.115: THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

61. GAMLA: ISRAEL

62. ACPR NATIV ONLINE: ISRAEL

63. CHAD-CAMEROON OIL PIPELINE: EXXON-MOBIL & WORLD BANK INVOLVEMENT

64. MALARIA

65. SERGEY KAPITZA: WORLD POPULATION TRENDS

66. WIBC: PARTICIPANTS BAHRAIN CONFERENCE

67. PRCS: INVITATION

68. THE 2010 MELTDOWN: BOOK

69. BIS REVIEW NO.77

70. BIS REVIEW NOS.78&79

71. BANK MUSCAT: OMAN

72. PETER TURCHIN BOOK: EMPIRES

73. MANHIGUT YEHUDIT: JEWISH LEADERSHIP MOVEMENT

74. JOURNAL OF WORLD-SYSTEMS RESEARCH

75. CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM

76. ASIAN ISLAMIC FINANCE & BANKING: EUROMONEY CONFERENCE

77. WIBC: COMPETITIVENESS REPORT

78. WIBC: PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 11 2005

79. ARUTZ SHEVA: ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS UNRWA HAMAS

80. KIPCO KUWAIT & SUMNER REDSTONE OF VIACOM

81. MACROHISTORY: GALTUNG BOOK

82. JOURNAL OF WORLD-SYSTEMS RESEARCH: GLOBALIZATION

83. BIS REVIEW NOS.80&81

84. BIS REVIEW NOS.82&83

85. BIS REVIEW NOS.84&86

86. WIBC: UPDATE DECEMBER 12 2005

87. BERNANKE SAVINGS GLUT

88. MERIA HERZLIYA: CHECHNYA & DAGESTAN

89. THIRD WORLD DISARTICULATED ECONOMIES: CIRCULAR FLOW

90. JERUSALEM SUMMITS: ZIONOMICS & COUNTERGLOBALISM

91. MUSLIMS & JEWS IN THE WORLD-SYSTEM

92. CASPIAN OIL CONFERENCE

93. AFRICAN SECURITY REVIEW

94. GOLD NEWS

95. NCB BANK JEDDAH SAUDI ARABIA

96. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.152: IRAN SPACE PROGRAM

97. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.153: IRAN

98. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.154: HAMAS

99. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.155: IRAN II

100. MERIA JOURNAL DECEMBER 2005: LEBANON

101. INDIA: DEUTSCHE BANK RESEARCH

102. INDIA: PUBLIC FINANCES

103. INDIA IRAN ENERGY

104. ISRAEL UNITS & SQUADS

105. RUSSIA & OPEC COORDINATION

106. RUSSIA FORECASTING

107. TURKMEN INFO

108. MUSELMANN

109. OPERATION SHEKHINAH: ISRAEL GRABBING IRAQ’S OIL

110. HERZLIYA CONFERENCES

111. QATAR PETROLEUM CONFERENCES

112. SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION

113. JERUSALEM ISSUE BRIEF: DORE GOLD JCPA

114. INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM

115. INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM: II

116. ABS ENERGY

117. PLATTS ENERGY

118. DUBAI: AL MAKTOUM DYNASTY

119. IMAM SHAMIL TO SHAMIL BASAYEV IN CHECHNYA

120. GLORIA RESEARCH CENTER: ISRAEL

121. BOVESPA BRAZIL

122. RIFT VALLEY INSTITUTE

123. CI RATINGS: BANKMUSCAT BAHRAIN

124. INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC FINANCE FORUM

125. EGYPTIAN CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES

126. EGYPTIAN CENTER FOR ECONOMIC STUDIES

127. FERNAND BRAUDEL

128. FERNAND BRAUDEL PAPERS

129. IMEMO WORLD ECONOMY: RUSSIA

130. CASPIAN ANNOUNCEMENT

131. MERIA: MIDDLE EAST REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: ARAB SYSTEM

132. CAMBRIDGE ARAB MEDIA PROJECT

133. BIS REVIEW NOS.1 & 2: 2006

134. BIS REVIEW NOS.3 & 4 2006: ISLAMIC FINANCE

135. BIS REVIEW NOS.5 & 6: 2006

136. BIS REVIEW NOS.88 & 87: 2005

137. LEVERHULME RESEARCH CENTRE: UK

138. JANE’S INTELLIGENCE DIGEST

139. TAU NOTES NO.156: HAMAS MUNICIPAL

140. TAU NOTES NO.157: PERSIAN GULF

141. TAU NOTES NO.158: IRAQ

142. TAU NOTES NO.159: HAMAS

143. JCSS: MIDDLE EAST STRATEGIC BALANCE

144. ISLAMIC FINANCE & THE EMERGING INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

145. SOUTH BULLETIN: WTO

146. MOSSAD

147. PRISM: ISRAELI ISLAMOPHOBIA THINK TANK

148. NATURE: MAGAZINE

149. RUDDIMAN BOOK: PLOWS, PLAGUES & PETROLEUM

150. GLOBAL POVERTY RESEARCH GROUP

151. ISLAMOPHOBIA: KNESSET KCAC

152. ISLAMOPHOBIA: JERUSALEM INSTITUTE

153. JCSS STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT: TEL AVIV

154. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.160: IRAN

155. BANK MUSCAT: OMAN

156. ISLAMIC FINANCE FORUM: DUBAI MARCH 2006

157. BIS REVIEW NOS.8& 7: ISLAMIC FINANCE

158. JERUSALEM ISSUE BRIEF: DORE GOLD

159. IAGS: ENERGY SECURITY MOSSAD

160. ISRAELI OPPRESSION MACHINERY: GOLANI BRIGADE EGOZ YAMAM SHABAK

161. CGES OIL & GAS: LONDON

162. CGES OIL & GAS II: LONDON

163. WORLD GAS INTELLIGENCE

164. SOUTH BULLETIN 118: GENEVA

165. HERZLIYA CONFERENCE: JOHN BOLTON

166. IISD: WATER

167. MOSES HESS

168. ISLAMIC FINANCE NEWS: 21ST. CENTURY

169. MERIA NEWS: GLORIA CENTER ISRAEL

170. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.161: HAMAS

171. US-ISLAMIC WORLD FORUM: DOHA QATAR

172. BIS REVIEW NOS.10 & 11

173. ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE: CHINA

174. FREEMAN CENTER MACCABEAN ONLINE: MOSHE FEIGLIN ON IDF

175. ISRAEL SPECIAL FORCES UNITS: HISTORY

176. MAGAV: BORDER POLICE ISRAEL

177. NAHAL: ISRAEL UNIT

178. SHABAK: SECRET SERVICE ISRAEL

179. DOHA DEBATES: HAMAS

180. MEFTEC PRESS RELEASE

181. SOUTH BULLETIN 119: SOUTH CENTRE GENEVA

182. INTELLIGENCE BUREAU: INDIA PAKISTAN ISRAEL

183. DAYAN CENTER ISRAEL: JORDAN & HAMAS

184. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.162: JORDAN & HAMAS

185. BIS REVIEW NOS.12 & 13: ISLAMIC TAKAFUL FINANCE

186. BIS REVIEW NOS.14 & 9

187. MEES CONFERENCE: OIL & GAS

188. MERIA JOURNAL: ISRAEL KARMON ESSAY

189. PALESTINE CHARITY: ICU LONDON

190. IMRA ISRAEL: OLMERT TACTICS

191. CENTRE FOR POLICY RESEARCH: INDIA

192. ICRIER: INDIA

193. OIL & GAS: OILGASIQ CONFERENCE

194. ALEXANDER OIL & GAS

195. CHINA: ALEXANDER OIL & GAS

196. INVESTCORP: BAHRAIN

197. PAKISTAN ISRAEL INDIA: KAHUTA WMD

198. PAKISTAN ISRAEL INDIA

199. JERUSALEM ISSUE BRIEF: SECURITY WALL

200. SIWI: WATER

201. WATER SUPPLY FORUM

202. FINANCIAL STABILITY FORUM

203. CASPIAN OIL & GAS: KAZAKHSTAN

204. CONTACTING SHAUL MOFAZ

205. JERUSALEM SUMMITS: COUNTER-GLOBALIZATION

206. Al-AWDA: PALESTINE RETURN

207. PALESTINE POLL 19

208. MERIA JOURNAL: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD EGYPT

209. MERIA JOURNAL: MIDDLE EAST IDENTITY

210. MERIA JOURNAL: RUSSIA SYRIA PUTIN

211. BIS REVIEW NOS.15 & 16

212. BIS REVIEW NOS.17 & 18

213. BIS REVIEW NOS.19 & 20

214. BIS REVIEW NOS.22 & 23 ISLAMIC FINANCE ESSAY

215. MERIA JOURNAL: PAKISTAN

216. DOHA DEBATES: QATAR

217. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.120: NORTH-SOUTH

218. SABEEL JERUSALEM: PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS

219. BUSH & AIPAC: ISRAELIZATION OF WASHINGTON POLICY

220. ALHEWAR: AIPAC & ISRAELIZATION OF WASHINGTON POLICY

221. ZAMAN TURKEY: AIPAC & ISRAELIZATION OF WASHINGTON POLICY

222. HINDUISM: RAJIV MALHOTRA

223. MERIA JOURNAL: BLOCKING IRAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

224. MERIA JOURNAL: STOPPING IRAN

225. MEXICO WORLD WATER FORUM: DAY 2

226. SMALL HYDROPOWER

227. ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS

228. FOUNDATION FOR THE DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY: FDD

229. FOUNDATION FOR THE DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY: BUSH SPEECH MARCH 13 2006

230. RUSSIAN ENERGY: SWEDISH FOI ANALYSIS

231. RAS: RUSSIA

232. ARAB RIGHTS

233. TAU NOTES NO.163: IRAN NUCLEAR

234. ICAHD: ISRAEL

235. ICAHD: ISRAEL II

236. STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT: ISRAEL

237. STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT: ISRAEL II

238. STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT: ISRAEL III RUSSIA

239. DOHA DEBATES: ELBARADEI

240. NATIV ISRAEL

241. NATIV ISRAEL II

242. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.121: ISLAM & THE WEST

243. ARIEL CENTER ISRAEL: DAVID BUKAY PAPER ON ISLAM

244. CCFI: SAUDI ARABIA

245. CGES: WORLD ENERGY FUTURE & SHEIK YAMANI

246. FUTURES: ELSEVIER JOURNAL

247. ISRAEL’S DE FACTO OPERATIVES IN WASHINGTON

248. CHRISTIANS UNITED FOR ISRAEL: CUFI

249. CHRISTIAN ZIONISM: ICEJ JERUSALEM

250. CHRISTIAN ZIONISM: ICEJ JERUSALEM II

251. CHRISTIAN ZIONISM: ICEJ JERUSALEM III

252. GENEVA INITIATIVE

253. BIS REVIEW NOS. 24 & 25

254. BIS REVIEW NOS. 26 & 27

255. BIS REVIEW NOS. 28 & 29

256. BIS REVIEW NOS. 30 & 31: TAKAFUL ISLAMIC FINANCE

257. BIS REVIEW NOS. 32 & 33

258. BIS REVIEW NOS. 34 & 35

259. BIS REVIEW NOS. 36 & 37: FORECASTING

260. BIS REVIEW NOS. 39 & 40

261. BIS REVIEW NOS. 41 & 42: INDIA

262. BIS REVIEW NOS. 43 & 44: ISLAMIC BANK

263. ISLAMIC FINANCE: GORDON BROWN UK

264. TRADE ARABIA BUSINESS

265. SICO: BAHRAIN

266. EFG-HERMES: EGYPT

267. TAIB BAHRAIN

268. TAIB BAHRAIN II

269. TAIB BAHRAIN III

270. TAIB YATIRIM BANK: TURKEY

271. KIPCO ASSET MANAGEMENT: KAMCO KUWAIT

272. SHUAA CAPITAL: DUBAI

273. SHUAA CAPITAL II: DUBAI

274. NAEEM HOLDING COMPANY: EGYPT

275. RIYAD BANK: SAUDI ARABIA

276. BAKHEET FINANCIAL ADVISORS: SAUDI ARABIA

277. GIC: KUWAIT

278. BANK AUDI: BEIRUT

279. AME INFO: MIDDLE EAST DATA

280. ATLAS INVEST: AMMAN JORDAN

281. JIF BANK: JORDAN & PALESTINE II

282. ARABIAN BUSINESS

283. JCSS STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT: ISRAEL

284. JCSS STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT: ISRAEL VS PALESTINIANS

285. TAU NOTES NO.166 ISRAEL: KHARTOUM ARAB SUMMIT

286. TAU NOTES NO.167 ISRAEL: LEBANON

287. TAU NOTES NO.168 IRAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

288. MERIA NEWS NO.3: KNESSET

289. MERIA NEWS NO.4: RESEARCH

290. STANDARD CHARTERED BANK: JORDAN

291. EXPORT & FINANCE BANK: JORDAN

292. LAWRENCE LIVERMORE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY REVIEW: CARBON CYCLE AMAZON

293. EARTH ENERGY BUDGET

294. EARTH ENERGY BUDGET II

295. BIOFUELS DATA & PROF. PATZEK

296. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.122: SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

297. LORD LEVY & TONY BLAIR

298. LORD LEVY & TONY BLAIR II

299. SABEEL: PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS

300. MEES: MIDDLE EAST ECONOMIC SURVEY

301. KIPCO: KUWAIT

302. BANK AUDI: LEBANON

303. ISRAEL REPORTER

304. EFRAIM HALEVY MOSSAD: HEBREW UNIVERSITY

305. QATTAN FOUNDATION PALESTINE

306. BLOM BANK: LEBANON

307. ADB: BOND MARKETS

308. CHINA ANALYST: PIPER JAFFRAY

309. JEALOUSY OF TRADE: ISTVAN HONT BOOK

310. DEUTSCHE BANK RESEARCH: NEW ECONOMY

311. SOUTH CENTRE GENEVA: SOUTH BULLETIN NO.123 DOHA ROUND

312. UNDP CONFERENCE

313. PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD IRAN

314. OIL & GAS MIDDLE EAST

315. EIA ENERGY FORECAST

316. ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY

317. WORLD HALAL FORUM

318. HEBRON

319. ZOA & WHITE HOUSE

320. ARAB RIGHTS

321. AL MEZAN CENTER: PALESTINE

322. JIF BANK: JORDAN & PALESTINE

323. YESH GVUL: ISRAEL MILITARY REFUSENIKS

324. IDF & EGOZ BATTALION: MILITARIZED OPPRESSION OF PALESTINE

325. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.169: IRAQ

326. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.124: NEO-LIBERALISM

327. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.125: GLOBALISM

328. ISLAM IN AFRICA NEWSLETTER: PRISM ISRAEL

329. DAYAN CENTER: IRAQ

330. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.170: IRAN

331. TEL AVIV NOTES NO.172: OLMERT

332. ARAB HUMAN RIGHTS

333. BASEL COMMITTEE BIS

334. IEA FORUM: DOHA

335. HARVARD MAGAZINE: FUELING OUR FUTURE

336. CGES OIL DATA

337. JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE: BERNANKE

338. TAU NOTES NO.164: ISRAELI ELECTIONS

339. TAU NOTES NO.165: HAMAS ELECTION

340. TAU NOTES NO.171: LIBYA

341. TAU NOTES NO.173: IRAN

342. MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: ORIENTALISM

343. MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: PUTIN & MIDDLE EAST GOALS

344. MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: PANEL DISCUSSION ON EGYPT

345. MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: PANEL DISCUSSION ON WOMEN

346. MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: FUTURE OF IRAQ

347. MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: FUTURE OF IRAN

348. MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: SYRIA

349. ORWELLO-ZIONISM: JAMES WOOLSEY WSJ

350. TARSHISH FOUNDATION ISRAEL: CHRISTIANS & JEWS

351. TARSHISH FOUNDATION ISRAEL: CHRISTIANS & JEWS II

352. BIS REVIEW NOS. 45 & 46: GLOBAL IMBALANCES & INTEREST RATE CYCLE

353. BIS REVIEW NOS.47 & 46: GLOBALIZATION

354. BIS REVIEW NOS.49 & 48: GLOBALIZATION & INDIA

355. BIS REVIEW NOS.51 & 50

356. BIS REVIEW NOS.53 & 52: ISLAMIC FINANCE

357. BIS ISLAMIC FINANCE

358. BIS REVIEW NOS.55 & 54: FISCHER VERSUS AZIZ

359. BIS REVIEW NOS.57 & 56: GLOBALIZATION PLUS BERNANKE ENERGY SPEECH

360. BIS REVIEW NOS.58: GLOBALIZATION TIMELINE FOR THE BIS

361. BIS REVIEW NOS.60 & 59: FINANCE & GLOBALIZATION

362. BIS REVIEW NOS.62 & 61: ISLAMIC FINANCE & GLOBALIZATION

363. BIS: FINANCIAL GLOBALIZATION SPEECHES

364. BIS REVIEW NOS.65 & 64: GLOBAL HOMO ECONOMICUS

365. BIS REVIEW NOS.67 & 66: AFRICA

366. BIS REVIEW NOS.69 & 68: GLOBAL ECONOMY

367. HEBRON WALL

368. HEBRON CAVE OF MACHPELA

369. PRISM ISRAEL: AFRICA ISLAM

370. PRISM ISRAEL: AFRICA ISLAM III

371.TAU NOTES NO.174: PALESTINE

372.MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: ISLAMIST FUTURE

373.EGOZ UNIT GOLANI BRIGADE ISRAEL: GAZA STRIP REPRESSION

374.GIVATI BRIGADE: GAZA STRIP REPRESSION

375.KNESSET CHRISTIAN ALLIES CAUCUS: YURI SHTERN & NATAN SHARANSKY

376.MERIA JOURNAL ISRAEL: MIDDLE EAST POLITICAL ORDER

377. ARIEL CENTER ISRAEL: NATIV

378.SHIACHAT.COM RICHARD MELSON POSTS

379. IDI ISRAEL: OLMERT SPEECH

380.JAPAN & ISLAMIC BANKING: SHINGETSU INSTITUTE

381.ISLAM IN AFRICA: PRISM ISRAEL

382. VARANASI HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING: DR.MISHRA INDIA

383. GFMS LONDON: PLATINUM & PALLADIUM ANNUAL SURVEY

384.MOROCCO CONFERENCE: CHATHAM HOUSE

385.IRANIAN CONSULTING: TEHERAN

386.IRAN INDIA GAS: ME NEWSLINE

387.US INDIA PAC: INDIA NUCLEAR PACT

388.TEMPTATIONS OF THE WEST: BOOK

389.IISS LONDON: MILITARY BALANCE ASSESSMENT

390.CGES OIL SYMPOSIUM

391.CGES OIL SYMPOSIUM II

392.ISRAEL CABINET COMMUNIQUE

393.ISRAEL ACRI

394.FOREIGN POLICY: E-ALERT ON ISRAEL LOBBY

395.ISLAMOPHOBIA TWO BOOKS: DEMOCRACY JOURNAL

396.RIGHT AND LEFT: JOSEPH ROTH NOVEL

397.IRAN IRAQ KURDS: TWO MAPS

398.IPS MIDDLE EAST NEWS

399.MANHIGUT LEADERSHIP MOVEMENT: ISRAEL

400.JERUSALEM NEWS: CHRISTIAN ZIONISM

401.GLOBAL BEAT: GAZA

402.JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL: MAG-NET NEWSLETTER

403.ISRAEL CABINET COMMUNIQUE: JULY 2, 2006

404. FORESTS & DEFORESTATION: UN

405. RAINWATER HARVESTING: IRHA

406. MENAFN: FINANCIAL NETWORK MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

407. MIDDLE EAST ECONOMIC DIGEST

408. RIETI: JAPAN

409. ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB: RESEARCH

410. DAVID SASSOON & SUEZ CRISIS & JEWS

411. EDMOND JABES & SUEZ CRISIS & JEWS

412. ARAB JEWS: MIZRAHI

413.JEWISH PLANNING INSTITUTE: JERUSALEM

414. CAESAREA FORUM: IDI ISRAEL

415. MERIA JOURNAL: PALESTINE NATIONAL AUTHORITY

416. TAU NOTES NO.175: GAZA

417. TAU NOTES NO.176: SYRIA

418. TAU NOTES NO.177: HIZBULLAH

419. TAU NOTES NO.178: HIZBULLAH II

420. TAU NOTES NO.179: HIZBULLAH III

421. TAU NOTES NO.180: HIZBULLAH IV

422. TAU NOTES NO.181: HIZBULLAH V

423. TAU NOTES NO.182: LEBANON WAR

424. TAU NOTES NO.183: IRAN

425. ENTROPY: HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

426. ENTROPY

427. ENTROPY & ECONOMICS

428. ENTROPY & INTEREST: ISLAMIC FINANCE

429. THERMODYNAMICS: OVERVIEW

430. CHARLES BABBAGE: ECONOMICS & COMPUTERS

431. JAMES JOULE

432. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT: NEW SCHOOL

433. UK 1696: BOARD OF TRADE

434. MARGINALIST REVOLUTION & JEVONS

435. MARGINALIST REVOLUTION & JEVONS II

436. HECKSCHER-OHLIN TRADE MODEL

437. EAST INDIA COMPANY: HISTORY

438. BIRMINGHAM LUNAR SOCIETY: WORLD’S FORST INDUSTRIAL THINK TANK

439. STEAM ENGINES

440. STEAM ENGINES II

441. RANKINE CYCLE

442. SOUTH CENTRE BULLETIN: DOHA

443. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.126: SOUTH-SOUTH TRADE

444. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.127: EAST ASIA

445. JOHN BUCHAN 1916 THRILLER GREENMANTLE: MUSLIMS & JEWS IN THE WORLD SYSTEM

446. JOHN MASEFIELD 1924 ADVENTURE SARD HARKER: MUSLIMS & JEWS IN THE WORLD SYSTEM II

447. TA-HA PUBLISHERS LTD. LONDON: CONTEMPORARY ISLAM

448. FREEMAN CENTER: GAZA MOSHE ARENS

449. IRAQ THIS WEEK: MNF

450. STRATEGIC FORECASTING: STRATFOR RED ALERT MIDDLE EAST

451. THE BOX THAT CHANGED THE WORLD: BOOK

452. CFG: MAPS

453. CFG: MAPS II

454. CFG: MAPS CHINA

455. CHINESE WRITER: MAO DUN

456. SCO SHANGHAI: CHINA-ISLAMIC AXIS?

457. PRINCE ALWALEED BIN TALAL: KINGDOM HOLDING COMPANY SAUDI ARABIA

458. MUSLIM WAKE UP! RICHARD MELSON POSTS

459. WALTER LIPPMANN & BLUE-WATER NAVAL STRATEGIES

460. MATTHEW ARNOLD & DEEP ANGLO-AMERICAN HISTORY AS ROOTS OF NEOLIBERALISM

461. PEQUOD VERSUS HMS BEAGLE: METAPHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE PRESENT

462. HUSSERL: METAPHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE PRESENT

463. DOSTOYEVSKY: METAPHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE PRESENT

464. DYLAN

465. GENERAL MAUDE & BAGHDAD & WWI

466. ISRAEL’S GLOBAL DISRUPTION STRATEGY

467. ISRAEL’S GLOBAL DISRUPTION STRATEGY II: HOW ZIONIST PROFESSORS LIKE EFRAIM KARSH PROMOTE ISLAMO-PHOBIA

468. TIKKUN: JEWISH CONSPIRACY?

469. HIZBULLAH

470. HIZBULLAH II: TV

471. MUSLIM SOCIETY: GELLNER BOOK

472. NATIONAL BANK OF DUBAI

473. ISRAEL SETTLER BLOG

474. ISRAEL SETTLER BLOG II

475. RUSSIA TANKER MARKET: FEARNLEYS NORWAY

476. LEVANT INSTITUTE: SYRIA

477. MULTI-NATIONAL CORPS IRAQ: MILITARY

478. ALEXANDER’S OIL & GAS

479. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.129: SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

480. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.130: NORTH-SOUTH

481. CELSO FURTADO CENTER: BRAZIL

482. ETHANOL ILSR

483. GREENFUEL: CAMBRIDGE MA

484. ISLAMOPHOBIA AS ZIONIST INDUSTRY: PAKISTAN TRIBUNE

485. MUSLIMS VERSUS JEWS: PAKISTAN TRIBUNE

486. ZIONIST NEW WORLD ORDER: WAR AGAINST ISLAM

487. POST-ZIONISM?: ASIA TIMES ONLINE

488. CHINA COMMODITY: DEUTSCHE BANK RESEARCH

489. SOAS LONDON MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE: BOOK LAUNCH

490. EFRAIM KARSH BOOK: ZIONIST ISLAMOPHOBIA SCHOLARSHIP

491. MARTIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST BLOGSITE

492. THE ANGRY ARAB BLOGSITE

493. MILITANT ISLAM BLOGSITE

494. LEBANON BLOGGERS

495. LEBANON BLOGGERS: RED STATE

496. THOMAS BARNETT BLOGSITE

497. BLOVIATOR BLOGSITE:NEED FOR DE-ZIONIZATION THEME

498. CHINA CONFIDENTIAL BLOGSITE

499. GORILLA IN THE ROOM BLOGSITE: NEO-CONS

500. INTELLIGENCE SUMMIT BLOGSITE: NEO-CONS II

501. REAL CLEAR POLITICS BLOG

502. ZIONIST WAR BLOG

503. BUSINESS IRAQ: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

504. BAGHDAD WATER

505. BAGHDAD HOTEL

506. MILITARY IRAQ

507. STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT ISRAEL: LEBANON WAR

508. BESA CENTER ISRAEL

509. AWDA NEWS: PROTESTS

510. ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE: EUROMONEY SUMMIT

511. ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE: EUROMONEY SUMMIT II

512. ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE: DUBAI CONFERENCE

513. ISLAMIC REAL ESTATE: SINGAPORE CONFERENCE

514. WIBC: WORLD ISLAMIC BANKING CONFERENCE

515. ISLAMIC BANKING: JAPAN

516. PERSIAN GULF INVESTMENT: ZAWYA NEWSLETTER

517. ISLAMOPHOBIA & EXTERMINISM: EIDELBERG & PIPES

518. ISLAMOPHOBIA & EXTERMINISM II: FRONTPAGE & HOROWITZ

519. ISLAMOPHOBIA & EXTERMINISM III: JIHADWATCH & ROBERT SPENCER

520. ISLAMOPHOBIA & EXTERMINISM IV: JIHADWATCH

521. ISLAMOPHOBIA & EXTERMINISM V: KNESSET CHRISTIAN ALLIES CONFERENCE 2006

522. ISLAMOPHOBIA & EXTERMINISM VI: GLORIA CENTER ISRAEL

523. ISLAMOPHOBIA & EXTERMINISM VII: GLORIA CENTER ISRAEL GLOBAL SECURITY

524. ISLAMOPHOBIA & EXTERMINISM VIII: GLORIA CENTER ISRAEL ISLAM IN AFRICA

525. ENERGY USE U.S.

526. BERNANKE SPEECH ON GLOBALIZATIONA>

527. ISRAEL & BTC OIL PIPELINES

528. BIODIESEL FINANCE

529. FUEL CELLS

530. BIS REVIEW NOS. 71 & 72

531. POTOMAC INSTITUTE: INVITATION

532. IRAQ POWER PLANT: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

533. IRAQ ASPHALT PLANT: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

534. IRAQ KIRKUK RAILWAY: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

535. IRAQ: US ARMY

536. IRAQ POLICE BAGHDAD: US ARMY

537. MUSSOLINI: JEWS & ARABS HAARETZ

538. MUSSOLINI II: MICHAEL LEDEEN

539. IICS TEHERAN: KOREA & CASPIAN OIL

540. CASPIAN INVESTOR

541. WUPPERTAL INSTITUTE: CLIMATE & ENERGY

542. ASIA BONDS ONLINE

543. INDIAN EXPRESS HEADLINES

544. UN RESOLUTION 1701: CEASEFIRE LEBANON WAR

545. ARAB CARTOONS

546. JTA: JEWISH NEWS

547. ARAB CARTOONS I

548. LETTER TO EDITOR: ARAB TIMES ONLINE KUWAIT

549. CGES OIL SYMPOSIUM 2006: LONDON YAMANI

550. SUEZ CRISIS: I.B.TAURIS BOOK

551. US MILITARY IRAQ

552. US MILITARY IRAQ: MEDICAL

553. US MILITARY IRAQ: MEDICAL II

554. ISLAMIC FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT: BIS REVIEW NOS.77-63

555. MI6 UK

556. DEUTSCHE BANK RESEARCH: CHINA

557. CLIMATE CHANGE: METHANE

558. DESALINIZATION: JORDAN MEETING

559. FERTILIZER SCIENCE

560. TAIGA RESCUE

561. IPIECA: CLIMATE WORKSHOPS

562. RUSSIAN UTILITIES: LONDON CONFERENCE

563. RUSSIA FORUM: EVENTICA

564. YAPI KREDI BANK: TURKEY

565. 1919: MODERN TIMES

566. EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION OF 1919: NAGUIB MAHFOUZ TRAUMA

567. CHINA REVOLUTION OF 1919: MAY FOURTH MOVEMENT

568. HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES: LEWIS LAPHAM SEES AS KEY TO AMERICAN PATTERN

569. YUVAL DISKIN & SHABAK: PALESTINE ASSASSINATIONS

570. NORDAU & HERZL

571. BTC PIPELINES: ISRAEL & THE GREAT GAME

572. SAUDI ARAMCO: TRADE ARABIA

573. IRAQ NEWS

574. DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: IMF-WORLD BANK

575. DEVELOPMENT: ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE AS CATALYSTS

576. ECONOMIC HISTORY: BRAZIL

577. GLOBALIZATION OF SECURITY SERVICES: MOSSAD & SAVAK

578. SYKES-PICOT CONFIDENTIAL TREATY

579. DREYFUS AFFAIR & 2006 FRENCH CENTENNIAL

580. BIS REVIEW NOS.77-73: ISLAMIC FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT: MALAYSIA

581. BIS REVIEW NOS.80-78: BERNANKE ON PRODUCTIVITY

582. BIS REVIEW NOS.83-81 & 70: SAUDI ARABIA

583. BIS REVIEW NOS.86-84: MALAYSIAN ISLAMIC FINANCE

584. MERIA JOURNAL: THE NEXT GENIE IRAN

585. MERIA JOURNAL: THE NEW MIDDLE EAST

586. LEBANON 1982 & 9/11

587. MEFORUM: ISLAMOPHOBIA FROM NEOCONS

588. ADONIS: ARABIC POET

589. RALPH WALDO EMERSON: 1844 SPEECH ON GLOBAL WEBS

590. RALPH WALDO EMERSON: 1844 NATURE ESSAYS

591. WALT WHITMAN PASSAGE TO INDIA 1871: TECHNO-POETICAL GLOBALIZATION

592. WILLIAM WHEWELL & THE WORD SCIENTIST

593. TEL AVIV NOTES 185: IRAN ECONOMIC SANCTIONS

594. ISAYARET DATABASE ISRAEL

595. PALESTINE POLL 23

596. MERIA JOURNAL: UAE

597. MERIA JOURNAL: MAGHREB

598. BESA PERSPECTIVES: SECOND LEBANON WAR

599. EDWARD BERNAYS: MODERN PROPAGANDA & PR

600. DYING TO WIN: ROBERT PAPE BOOK

601. SHOPPING FOR BOMBS: BOOK

602. SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: BOOK

603. FARADAY: CHEMICAL HISTORY OF A CANDLE

604. IRAQ: AHMADIYAH

605. IRAQ: ANBAR

606. ZIONISM: ENDING

607. ZIONISM: KARSH-TYPE SCHOLARLY ISLAMOPHOBIA

608. GLOBAL VERSUS WORLD

609. CLIMATE CHANGE: NAO

610. CLIMATE CHANGE: NICK STERN REVIEW

611. ANTONIO GRAMSCI: HEGEMONY

612. MAX HAVELAAR: ANTI-HEGEMONY

613. ANTAGONISMS

614. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.131: SOUTH-SOUTH DEVELOPMENT

615. ISLAMIC WORLD

616. STRATEGIC ELLIPSE

617. GROWTH THEORY

618. ZELIKOW RICE ISRAEL

619. RESTRATIFICATION ANXIETY: NEOCON NIGHTMARE GLOBALIZATION

620. G-20 BLOC

621. LONDON MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE

622. PRISM PAPERS: ISLAM & ALGERIA

623. MERIA JOURNAL: EGYPT & IRAN

624. MERIA JOURNAL: TURKEY & UAE

625. ARIEL CENTER: NATIV ONLINE

626. EU ENLARGEMENT: CICERO FOUNDATION PARIS

627. RIYADH BANK: SEPTEMBER 2006

628. PALESTINE SUPPORT: SEPTEMBER 2006

629. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.132: NAM GLOBAL SOUTH

630. BRUNO SCHULZ: WRITER

631. JOSEPH ROTH: WRITER II

632. JUDAH HALEVI: WRITER III

633. EL CID: CHRISTIANS JEWS MUSLIMS

634. BESA CENTER ISRAEL: LEBANON WAR II

635. ZAYAD MILITARY DOCTRINE

636. TAU NOTES NUMBER 187: LEBANON WAR & BUDGET

637. PAKISTAN BETWEEN MILITARY AND MOSQUE: BOOK

638. ISLAM IN AFRICA NO.5: PRISM

639. ISLAMOPHOBIA & CHURCHILL

640. KUWAIT GLOBAL INVESTMENT HOUSE

641. BRAUDEL INSTITUTE: BRAZIL

642. AMIYA KUMAR BAGCHI: BOOK

643. BENGAL FAMINE OF 1770

644. BIS REVIEW NOS.91-87: TURKEY

645. BIS REVIEW NOS.97-92: BERNANKE

646. BIS REVIEW NOS.101-98: AZIZ: ISLAMIC FINANCIAL MARKETS

647. BIS REVIEW NOS.104-102: AZIZ: ISLAMIC FINANCIAL CENTRE MALAYSIA

648. BIS REVIEW NOS.107-105: INDIA

649. BIS REVIEW NOS.109-108: WORLD SAVINGS

650. BIS REVIEW NOS.111-110: MONETARY POLICY & BERNANKE

651. BIS REVIEW NOS.113-112: INDIA

652. BIS: OTC DERIVATIVES

653. PAKISTAN STRATEGIC

654. PAKISTAN FATA: TRIBAL AREAS

655. PAKISTAN & AFGHANISTAN: TRIBALISM

656. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.133: SOUTH SOUTH DEVELOPMENT

657. SOUTH BULLETIN NO.134: MANMOHAN SINGH

658. BLOG: IRAQ POET

659. BLOG: ANTIZIONIST JEWS

660. BLOG: JERUSALEM POST

661. BLOG: CAMBRIDGE FORECAST GROUP

662. BLOG: PARSI IRAN

663. BLOG: HEALING IRAQ

664. BLOG: THOUGHTS ON ECONOMICS

665. BLOG: OIL CHANGE

666. BLOG: ANTIZIONISM DAVOS IHT

667. BLOG: THE INDIAN ECONOMY

668. BLOG: ECONBROWSER

669. BLOG: FINANCIAL

670. BLOG: CLIMATE CHANGE

671. BLOG: MUSLIM INDIA

672. BLOG: SYRIA COMMENT

673. BLOG: MID-EAST REALITIES

674. TAU NOTES NO.189: ASAD

675. TAU NOTES NO.190: GAZA

676. JACOB TALMON

677. JACOB TALMON II

678. CABINET COMMUNIQUE OCTOBER 15 2006: ISRAEL GOVERNMENT

679. GLOBAL INVESTMENT HOUSE: KUWAIT

680. NBK: KUWAIT

681. JEWISH WORLD REVIEW

682. OVSHINSKY HYDROGEN ECONOMY

683. WAZIRISTAN PAKISTAN

684. GLOBAL ENERGY REGULATION

685. TAU ISRAEL: STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT

686. THE OTHER ISRAEL: PEACE SITE

687. OSP: PENTAGON DOUGLAS FEITH

688. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE NEWS

689. HONG KONG MONETARY AUTHORITY

690. ASIAN INVESTOR

691. INTELLIGENCE INDIA: RAW UNIT

692. OIL & GAS: PLATTS JOHN ROBERTS

693. ECONOMIC ANALYSES FROM ECONBROWSER SITE

694. ISLAMOPHOBIA & JERUSALEM SUMMIT

695. AVNER GREIF ECONOMIC HISTORY

696. THEOCONS: BOOK

697. TERROR PARANOIA INDUSTRY: NEOCON MISCHIEF

698. MAMET BOOK ON JEWS

699. CHINA & AFRICA

700. IRAQ INSURGENCY

701. RIYAD BANK TADWAUL INDEX

702. ALHEWAR: US MIDEAST FREEFALL

703. MICRO FINANCE RESEARCH: INDIA

704. MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

704. DRESDNER BANK NEWSLETTER

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CHURCHILL AND THE CAIRO CONFERENCE OF MARCH 1921

March 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Posted in Arabs, History, Middle East, United Kingdom | Leave a comment

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Cairo Conference of March 1921

The Cairo Conference was convened by Winston Churchill, then Britain’s colonial secretary.

With the mandates of Palestine and Iraq awarded to Britain at the San Remo Conference (1920), Churchill wished to consult with Middle East experts, and at his request, Gertrude Bell, Sir Percy Cox, T. E. Lawrence, Sir Kinahan Cornwallis, Sir Arnold T. Wilson, Iraqi minister of war Ja’far alAskari, Iraqi minister of finance Sasun Effendi (Sasson Heskayl), and others gathered in Cairo, Egypt, in March 1921. The two most significant decisions of the conference were to offer the throne of Iraq to Amir Faisal ibn Hussein (who became Faisal I) and the emirate of Transjordan (now Jordan) to his brother Abdullah I ibn Hussein. Furthermore, the British garrison in Iraq would be substantially reduced and replaced by air force squadrons, with a major base at Habbaniyya. The conference provided the political blueprint for British administration in both Iraq and Transjordan, and in offering these two regions to the Hashemite sons of Sharif Husayn ibn Ali of the Hijaz, Churchill believed that the spirit, if not the letter, of Britain’s wartime promises to the Arabs would be fulfilled.

Bibliography

Fromkin, David. A Peace to End All Peace. New York: H. Holt, 1989.

Klieman, Aaron S. Foundations of British Policy in the Arab World: The Cairo Conference of 1921. London: Johns Hopkins, 1970.

At the Cairo Conference of March 1921, the British set the parameters for Iraqi political life that were to continue until the 1958 revolution; they chose a Hashemite, Faisal ibn Husayn, son of Sherif Hussein ibn Ali former Sharif of Mecca as Iraq’s first King; they established an Iraqi army (but kept Assyrian Levies under direct British command); and they proposed a new treaty. To confirm Faisal as Iraq’s first monarch, a one-question plebiscite was carefully arranged that had a return of 96 percent in his favor. The British saw in Faisal a leader who possessed sufficient nationalist and Islamic credentials to have broad appeal, but who also was vulnerable enough to remain dependent on their support. Faisal traced his descent from the family of the Prophet Muhammad. His ancestors held political authority in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina since the tenth century. The British believed these credentials would satisfy traditional Arab standards of political legitimacy; moreover, the British thought Faisal would be accepted by the growing Iraqi nationalist movement because of his role in the 1916 Arab Revolt against the Turks, his achievements as a leader of the Arab emancipation movement, and his general leadership qualities. Faisal was instated as the Monarch of Iraq after the Naquib of Baghdad was disqualified as being too old (80 yrs) and Sayid Talib (a prominent Iraqi from the province of Basra) was deported on trumped up charges by the British. The voting was far from a reflection of the true feelings of the Iraqi people. Nevertheless, Faisal was considered the most effective choice for the throne by the British government.

The final major decision taken at the Cairo Conference related to the new Anglo-Iraqi Treaty of 1922. Faisal was under pressure from the nationalists and the anti-British mujtahids of Najaf and Karbala to limit both British influence in Iraq and the duration of the treaty. Recognizing that the monarchy depended on British support— and wishing to avoid a repetition of his experience in Syria — Faisal maintained a moderate approach in dealing with Britain. The treaty which had been originally set as a twenty year engagement but later reduced to 4 years, was ratified in June 1924, stated that the king would heed British advice on all matters affecting British interests and on fiscal policy as long as Iraq had a balance of payments deficit with Britain, and that British officials would be appointed to specified posts in eighteen departments to act as advisers and inspectors. A subsequent financial agreement, which significantly increased the financial burden on Iraq, required Iraq to pay half the cost of supporting British resident officials, among other expenses. British obligations under the new treaty included providing various kinds of aid, notably military assistance, and proposing Iraq for membership in the League of Nations at the earliest moment. In effect, the treaty ensured that Iraq would remain politically and economically dependent on Britain. While unable to prevent the treaty, Faisal clearly felt that the British had gone back on their promises to him.

On 1 October 1922 the Royal Air Force in Iraq was reorganized as RAF Iraq Command which was given control of all British forces in the kingdom.[1]

The British decision at the Cairo Conference to establish an indigenous Iraqi army was significant. In Iraq, as in most of the developing world, the military establishment has been the best organized institution in an otherwise weak political system. Thus, while Iraq’s body politic crumbled under immense political and economic pressure throughout the monarchic period, the military gained increasing power and influence; moreover, because the officers in the new army were by necessity Sunnis who had served under the Ottomans, while the lower ranks were predominantly filled by Shia tribal elements, Sunni dominance in the military was preserved.

Oil concession

Before the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the British-controlled Turkish Petroleum Company (TPC) had held concessionary rights to the Mosul wilaya (province). Under the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement — an agreement in 1916 between Britain and France that delineated future control of the Middle East — the area would have fallen under French influence. In 1919, however, the French relinquished their claims to Mosul under the terms of the Long-Berenger Agreement. The 1919 agreement granted the French a 25 percent share in the TPC as compensation.

Beginning in 1923, British and Iraqi negotiators held acrimonious discussions over the new oil concession. The major obstacle was Iraq’s insistence on a 20 percent equity participation in the company; this figure had been included in the original TPC concession to the Turks and had been agreed upon at San Remo for the Iraqis. In the end, despite strong nationalist sentiments against the concession agreement, the Iraqi negotiators acquiesced to it. The League of Nations was soon to vote on the disposition of Mosul, and the Iraqis feared that, without British support, Iraq would lose the area to Turkey. In March 1925, an agreement was concluded that contained none of the Iraqi demands. The TPC, now renamed the Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC), was granted a full and complete concession for a period of seventy-five years.

Later years of the mandate

With the signing of the Anglo-Iraqi Treaty and the settling of the Mosul question, Iraqi politics took on a new dynamic. The emerging class of Sunni and Shia landowning tribal sheikhs vied for positions of power with wealthy and prestigious urban-based Sunni families and with Ottoman-trained army officers and bureaucrats. Because Iraq’s newly established political institutions were the creation of a foreign power, and because the concept of democratic government had no precedent in Iraqi history, the politicians in Baghdad lacked legitimacy and never developed deeply rooted constituencies. Thus, despite a constitution and an elected assembly, Iraqi politics was more a shifting alliance of important personalities and cliques than a democracy in the Western sense. The absence of broadly based political institutions inhibited the early nationalist movement’s ability to make deep inroads into Iraq’s diverse social structure.

The new Anglo-Iraqi Treaty was signed in June 1930. It provided for a “close alliance,” for “full and frank consultations between the two countries in all matters of foreign policy,” and for mutual assistance in case of war. Iraq granted the British the use of air bases near Basra and at Al Habbaniyah and the right to move troops across the country. The treaty, of twenty-five years’ duration, was to come into force upon Iraq’s admission to the League of Nations. This occurred on October 3, 1932.

British High Commissioners to the Kingdom of Iraq

Further reading

  • Barker, A. J. The First Iraq War, 1914-1918: Britain’s Mesopotamian Campaign (New York: Enigma Books, 2009). ISBN 978-1-929631-86-5
  • Eskander, Saad. “Southern Kurdistan under Britain’s Mesopotamian Mandate: From Separation to Incorporation, 1920–23,” Middle Eastern Studies 37, no. 2 (2001)
  • Fieldhouse, David K. Western Imperialism in the Middle East, 1914–1958 (2006)* Fisk, Robert. The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East, (2nd ed. 2006),
  • Jacobsen, Mark. “‘Only by the Sword’: British Counterinsurgency in Iraq,” Small Wars and Insurgencies 2, no. 2 (1991): 323–63.
  • Simons, Geoff. Iraq: From Sumer to Saddam (2nd ed. 1994)
  • Sluglett, Peter. Britain in Iraq: Contriving King and Country, 1914–1932 (2nd ed. 2007)
  • Vinogradov, Amal. “The 1920 Revolt in Iraq Reconsidered: The Role of Tribes in National Politics,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 3, no. 2 (1972): 123–39

References

1. R. M. Douglas, “Did Britain Use Chemical Weapons in Mandatory Iraq?” Journal of Modern History Dec. 2009, Vol. 81, No. 4: 859-887. online concludes “no”–that no chemical weapons or gas was actually used.

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THE POETRY OF ARAB REVOLT: NIZAR QABBANI

February 18, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Posted in Arabs, Art, Books, Literary, Middle East | Leave a comment

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The Poetry of Arab Revolt

“Dive into the sea, or stay away”
– Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani (21 March 1923 – 30 April 1998)

Assassin’s Gate, George Packer’s book about his time in occupied Iraq has this epigraph:

Dive into the sea, or stay away.
– Nizar Qabbani

Andrew Bacevich found this noteworthy:

As the epigraph for his new book on the politics of America’s intervention in Iraq, George Packer has chosen a verse by the Arab nationalist poet Nizar Qabbani: “Dive into the sea, or stay away.” The poet’s charge aptly captures the thesis of “The Assassins’ Gate”: a great enterprise requires unequivocal commitment; to act halfheartedly is worse than not acting at all.

Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Qabbani
Born March 21, 1923(1923-03-21)
Damascus, Syria
Died April 30, 1998(1998-04-30) (aged 75)
London, England
Occupation diplomat, poet, writer, publisher
Nationality Syrian

Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani (21 March 1923 – 30 April 1998) was a Syrian diplomat, poet and publisher. His poetic style combines simplicity and elegance in exploring themes of love, eroticism, feminism, religion, and Arab nationalism. He is one of the most revered contemporary poets in the Arab world.

Biography

Early life

Qabbani as a youth.

Nizar Qabbani was born in the Syrian capital of Damascus to a middle class merchant family.[1] Qabbani was raised in Mi’thnah Al-Shahm, one of the neighborhoods of Old Damascus. Qabbani studied at the national Scientific College School in Damascus between 1930 and 1941.[2] The school was owned and run by his father’s friend, Ahmad Munif al-Aidi. He later studied law at the Damascus University, which was called Syrian University until 1958. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law in 1945.[2]

While a student in college he wrote his first collection of poems entitled The Brunette Told Me. It was a collection of romantic verses that made several startling references to a woman’s body, sending shock waves throughout the conservative society in Damascus.[2] To make it more acceptable, Qabbani showed it to Munir al-Ajlani, the minister of education who was also a friend of his father and a leading nationalist leader in Syria. Ajlani liked the poems and endorsed them by writing the preface for Nizar’s first book.

Qabbani as a law student in Damascus, 1944.

Diplomatic career

After graduating from law school, Qabbani worked for the Syrian Foreign Ministry, serving as Consul or cultural attaché in several capital cities, including Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul, Madrid, and London. In 1959, when the United Arab Republic was formed, Qabbani was appointed Vice-Secretary of the UAR for its embassies in China. He wrote extensively during these years and his poems from China were some of his finest. He continued to work in the diplomatic field until he tendered his resignation in 1966. By that time, he had established a publishing house in Beirut, which carried his name.

Poetic influences

When Qabbani was 15, his sister, who was 25 at the time, committed suicide because she refused to marry a man she did not love.[3] During her funeral he decided to fight the social conditions he saw as causing her death. When asked whether he was a revolutionary, the poet answered: “Love in the Arab world is like a prisoner, and I want to set (it) free. I want to free the Arab soul, sense and body with my poetry. The relationships between men and women in our society are not healthy.” He is known as one of the most feminist and progressive intellectuals of his time.[3]

The city of Damascus remained a powerful muse in his poetry, most notably in the Jasmine Scent of Damascus.[3] The 1967 Arab defeat also influenced his poetry and his lament for the Arab cause.[3][4] The defeat marked a qualitative shift in Qabbani’s work – from erotic love poems to poems with overt political themes of rejectionism and resistance.[3] For instance, his poem Marginal Notes on the Book of Defeat, a stinging self-criticism of Arab inferiority, drew anger from both the right and left sides of the Arab political dialogue.

Personal life

Qabbani, his family, his parents and brothers.

Family

Nizar Qabbani had one sister, Wisal; he also had three brothers: Mu’taz, Rashid, and Sabah. The latter, Sabah Qabbani, was the most famous after Nizar, becoming director of Syrian radio and TV in 1960 and Syria’s ambassador to the United States in the 1980s.

Nizar Qabbani’s father, Tawfiq Qabbani, was Syrian while his mother was of Turkish descent. His father had a chocolate factory; he also helped support fighters resisting the French mandate of Syria and was imprisoned many times for his views, greatly affecting the upbringing of Nizar into a revolutionary in his own right. Qabbani’s great uncle, Abu Khalil Qabbani, was one of the leading innovators in Arab dramatic literature.

Marriages

Nizar Qabbani was married twice in his life. His first wife was his cousin Zahra Aqbiq; together they had a daughter, Hadba, and a son, Tawfiq. Tawfiq died due to a heart attack when he was 22 years old when he was in London. Qabbani eulogized his son in the famous poem To the Legendary Damascene, Prince Tawfiq Qabbani. Zahra Aqbiq died in 2007. His daughter [Hadba][1], born in 1947, was married twice, and lived in London until her death in April 2009.[5]

His second marriage was to an Iraqi woman named Balqis al-Rawi, a schoolteacher whom he met at a poetry recital in Baghdad; she was killed in a bomb attack by guerrillas on the [Iraqi embassy] in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war on 15 December 1981.[2][3] Her death had a severe psychological effect on Qabbani; he expressed his grief in his famous poem Balqis, blaming the entire Arab world for her death. Together they had a son, Omar, and a daughter, Zainab. After the death of Balqis, Qabbani did not marry again.

Late life and death

After the death of Balqis, Qabbani left Beirut. He was moving between Geneva and Paris, eventually settling in London, where he spent the last 15 years of his life.[3] Qabbani continued to write poems and raise controversies and arguments. Notable controversial poems from this period in his life include When Will They Announce the Death of Arabs? and Runners.

In 1997, Nizar Qabbani suffered from poor health and briefly recovered from his sickness in late 1997.[6] A few months later, at the age of 75, Nizar Qabbani died in London on April 30, 1998 of a heart attack.[1][4] In his will, which he wrote in his hospital bed in London, Nizar Qabbani wrote that he wished to be buried in Damascus, which he described in his will as “the womb that taught me poetry, taught me creativity and granted me the alphabet of Jasmine.”[7] Nizar Qabbani was buried in Damascus four days later in Bab Saghir.[7] Qabbani was mourned by Arabs all over the world, with news broadcasts highlighting his illustrious literary career.[7]

Bibliography

Poetry

Qabbani began writing poetry when he was 16 years old; at his own expense, Qabbani published his first book of poems, entitled The Brunette Told Me, while he was a law student at the University of Damascus in 1944.

Over the course of a half-century, Qabbani wrote 34 other books of poetry, including:

  • Childhood of a Breast (1948)
  • Samba (1949)
  • You Are Mine (1950)
  • Poems (1956)
  • My Beloved (1961)
  • Drawing with Words (1966)
  • Diary of an Indifferent Woman (1968)
  • Savage Poems (1970)
  • Book of Love (1970)
  • 100 Love Letters (1970)
  • Poems Against The Law (1972)
  • I Love You, and the Rest is to Come (1978)
  • To Beirut the Feminine, With My Love (1978)
  • May You Be My Love For Another Year (1978)
  • I Testify That There Is No Woman But You (1979)
  • Secret Diaries of Baheyya the Egyptian (1979)
  • I Write the History of Woman Like So (1981)
  • The Lover’s Dictionary (1981)
  • A Poem For Balqis (1982)
  • Love Does Not Stop at Red Lights (1985)
  • Insane Poems (1985)
  • Poems Inciting Anger (1986)
  • Love shall Remain, Sir (1987)
  • Three Stone-throwing Children (1988)
  • Secret Papers of a Karmathian Lover (1988)
  • Biography of an Arab Executioner (1988)
  • I Married You,Liberty! (1988)
  • A Match in My Hand , And Your Petty Paper Nations (1989)
  • No Victor Other Than Love (1989)
  • Do You Hear the Cry of My Sadness? (1991)
  • Marginal Notes on the Book of Defeat (1991)
  • I’m One Man and You are a Tribe of Women (1992)
  • Fifty Years of Praising Women (1994)
  • Nizarian Variations of Arabic Maqam of Love (1995)

Other works

He also composed many works of prose, such as My Story with Poetry, What Poetry Is , and Words Know Anger ا, On Poetry, Sex, and Revolution, Poetry is a Green Lantern, Birds doesn’t Require a Visa, I Played Perfectly and Here are my Keys and The Woman in My Poetry and My Life, as well as one play named Republic of Madness Previously Lebanon and lyrics of many famous songs of celebrated Arab singers, including:

And his verses would remain popular after his death, and put to song by Arab pop-music stars such as Kazem al-Saher and Latifa.[7]

Other Languages

Many of Qabbani’s poems have also been translated into the English language, both individually and in collections of selected works.[2] Some of these collections include:

  • On Entering the Sea (1998)
  • Arabian Love Poems (1998) translated by Bassam Frangieh and Clementina R. Brown
  • Republic of Love (2002) translated by Nayef al-Kalali

References

1. a b “Qabbani, Nizar”. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9099031/Nizar-Qabbani. Retrieved 2007-06-23.

2. a b c d e “Biographical notes on Nizar Qabbani”. American University of Beirut. http://ddc.aub.edu.lb/projects/cames/interviews/qabbani/html/english-biography.html. Retrieved 2007-06-23.

3. a b c d e f g “Nizar Qabbani”. PoemHunter.com. http://www.poemhunter.com/nizar-qabbani/biography/. Retrieved 2007-06-23.

4. a b “Nizar Qabbani, Major Arab Literary Figure, Dies”. CNN.com. 1998-04-30. http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9804/30/qabbani.obit/. Retrieved 2007-06-23. [dead link]

5. http://fenshop.wordpress.com/2009/04/06/testing/

6. “Qabbani Recovered from Sickness, Gratitude Message to Syrians”. Arabic News. 1997-12-15. http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/971215/1997121521.html. Retrieved 2007-06-23.

7. a b c d “Nizar Qabbani: Pioneer of Modern Arab Poetry”. Arabic News. 1998-05-04. http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/980504/1998050402.html. Retrieved 2007-06-23.

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EGYPT ECONOMY-WATCHING: PROFESSOR ABDEL-KHALEK CAIRO

February 7, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Posted in Development, Economics, Financial, History, Middle East, Research | Leave a comment

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GOUDA ABDEL-KHALEK

Professor of Economics

Present Position:

Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics,

Cairo University

Citizenship: Egypt

Mailing Address: Elbourg Bldg., Namoozag 19, Apt 77B, Midan Elgazayer, New Maadi 11742, Cairo, Egypt.
Phone, Home: +202-25164658
Fax: +202-27545891
Cell phone: +2-0106510809
Email: nile@link.net

Education:
Ph.D. (Economics), McMaster University, Canada, 1974.
M.A. (Economics), University of British Columbia, Canada, 1970.
B.Sc. (Economics, distinction), Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1964.

POSITIONS HELD:

Professor, Dept. of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1985 to present.

Deputy Leader, World Bank Core Planning Team- Kuwait, 1979-1981.

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS:

State Prize for Achievement in Social Sciences (Economics), 2005.

Fulbright Visiting Research Scholarship, 2002/2003.

Fulbright Visiting Research Scholarship, 1988/1989.

Research Award in Economics, Cairo University 1985.

CURRENT RESEARCH:

Globalization and financial crises. WTO discipline and the prospects of industrializaion in developing economies, with emphasis on Egypt and other Arab countries. Pro-poor macropolicies. MDG-based debt sustainability analysis. Democracy and Development.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

A- Team Leader/Principal Investigator:

UNDP research project on Macroeconomics for Poverty Reduction- case of the Sudan, 2003-04

Research project on Industrialization in Egypt, Egypt 2020 Project, Third World Forum, Middle East Office, Cairo, 1999-2001.

Research project on Investment Incentives and Manufacturing Industry, Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Mineral Wealth, 1996-97.

Research project on Structural Adjustment and Industrialization in Egypt, sponsored by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), 1994-1995.

Research project on Arab Futures at the Center for Arab Unity Studies, Cairo, 1984-1985 (Coordinator).

Research project on the Political Economy of Income Distribution in Egypt sponsored by Princeton University, Oct. 1977- April 1979 (with Robert Tignor).

B- Team Member:

IDRC-funded research project on Democracy and Development in the Arab World, 2006-07.

Research project network on Arab Alternative Futures, UNU and Third World Forum, 1986-87.

Research project on Stabilization and Adjustment Programmes and Policies (SAPP),sponsored by the UNU/World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), Helsinki, 1985-6.

Research team on Petroleum and Natural Gas at the Development Research and Technological Planning Center (DRTPC) Cairo University, 1984-1986.

Research group at the Industrial Development Center for the Arab States (IDCAS) on a Basic Needs Strategy for Development in the Arab countries, Feb. 1978- Oct. 1978.

The Cairo University-MIT joint research project on Planning Techniques in Egypt, April 1977- Sept. 1979.

The Arab Long Range Planning Group, Institute of National Planning, Cairo, 1976-1977.

Research Group on the Use of Petromoney at the Institute of Arabic Studies and Research, Cairo, 1976.

Research team on Demographic Projection and Analysis, The American University in Cairo, 1975.

`Research team that conducted a study for the United Nations on industrialization in the Arab Countries, 1965-66.

Model Building Group, Institute of National Planning, Cairo, 1965-1968.

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE:

Consultant to UNDP-DESA for MDG-based Debt Sustainability Analysis.

Consultant to the UNDP as international expert to help in formulating the Sixth Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) for the Arab Republic of Syria, September-October, 2005.

Consultant to the UNDP on “Macroeconomics for Poverty Reduction: the case of Sudan”, 2003-2004.

Consultant to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) for the Economic Report for Africa 2003; and member UNECA work Review Expert Panel, 2004.

Consultant to the European Union, Economic Policy Programme, on “Trade Relations of Palestine with the Arab Countries,” March-June 1997.

Consultant to The International Development Research Center (IDRC) on Impact Assessment of IDRC-Financed Research Projects in Egypt, April-July 1997; and the Evaluation of Electricity-Transmission Training Project, March-May 1996.

Consultant to the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), on developing appropriate performance criteria for state owned nterprises in Anglo-phone African countries, September 1994.

Consultant to The Population Council, Regional Office for West Asia and North Africa, January 1993- May 1994.

Consultant to the Energy Planning Agency, Government of Egypt, November 1992- March 1993.

Consultant to the UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) as a member of the Expert Group to examine and help finalize Programme 34: Regional Co-operation for Development in West Asia, October 1991- February 1992.

Consultant to Dar Al-Handassa Consultants (Shair and Partners), Cairo, 1989-1990.

Consultant to the UN Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) to prepare alternative estimates of the poverty line for Bahraini households, based on the 1983/84 Household Income and Expenditure Survey for Bahrain, February- July 1987.

Adviser to The Research Department of the National Bank of Egypt, 1981-84.

Consultant to The Ministry of Economy and Economic Co-operation, Government of Egypt, 1975-76.

Consultant to The Council of Arab Economic Unity, 1974-75.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

The University of Southern California (USC), Fulbright Senior Scholar and Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics, 2002/2003. Taught Economic Development of the Middle East.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Fellow of the Center for Near Eastern Studies and Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics, 1995. Taught International Trade Theory.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS), Senior Fulbright Visiting Scholar, 1988/89.

The Diplomatic Institute, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Economy of Egypt in a Regional and International Setting, 1985-87, 1990-92.

The American University in Cairo, 1976-77 and 1981-84. Taught Economic Theory, Economic Development, and the Economy of Egypt.

Cairo University, 1975- present. teachiung: Econometrics, International Economics, Money and Banking, the Political Economy of the Arab Countries, the Political Economy of Egypt and the Middle East, and Project Evaluation.

McMaster University, lecturer, 1970-74. Taught Introduction to Economics, and Economic Theory- macro and micro.

Cairo University, teaching assistant, 1964-68.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AND OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Member of the UNDP PRN Sub-Group Globalization, 2005.

Member of the Societé Egyptienne d’Economie Politique, de Statistique et de Legislation, 1975 to present.

Member of the Arab Society for Economic Research, 1988 to present.

Member of the Middle East Economic association, 2003 to present.

Member of the editorial Board of the Arab Economic journal, the Review of Middle East Economics and Finance.

Member of the Specialized National Councils (National Council on Production), 1998 to present.

Member of the Advisory Committee for the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt, 1994-1995.

Member of the Selection Committee for The Middle East Research Competition (MERC), 2006- , and 1989-1991.

Member of the Advisory Committee for The Middle East Research Awards (MEAwards), 1992-1995 and 1983-85.

Secretary of the Societé Egyptienne d’Economie Politique, de Statistique et de Legislation (Cairo), 1975-1979.

Played an active role in initiating and organizing the Egyptian Economists’ Conference, now held annually since 1976.

GOUDA ABDEL-KHALEK

Professor of Economics Cairo University

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ECHEBBI POEMS BEHIND EGYPTIAN FERMENT: “TO THE TYRANTS OF THE WORLD”

February 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Posted in Arabs, Literary, Middle East, Philosophy, Research | Leave a comment

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Abou-Al-kacem El-chebbi

(pronounced Abo Al Qassim Al Shabbi‎, 24. February 1909 – 9 October 1934)

Among the chants and slogans of protesters on the streets of Egypt are the words of an early 20th century Tunisian poet.

The poem has become a rallying cry both in Egypt and in Tunisia.

And among the chants and slogans in those crowds are the words of an early 20th century Tunisian poet named Abdul Qasim al Shabi.

One of his most famous poems has become a rallying cry, both in Egypt and before, in Tunisia. The poem is called “To the Tyrants of the World”

“To the Tyrants of the World”

“Oppressive tyrants, lover of darkness, enemy of life, you have ridiculed the size of the weak people. Your palm is soaked with their blood.

You deformed the magic of existence, and planted the seeds of sorrow in the fields.

Wait, don’t be fooled by the spring, the clearness of the sky or the light of dawn, for on the horizon lies the horror of darkness, rumble of thunder, and blowing of winds.

Beware, for below the ash there is fire, and he who grows thorns reaps wounds. Look there, for I have harvested the heads of mankind and the flowers of hope, and I watered the heart of the earth with blood. I soaked it with tears until it was drunk. The river of blood will sweep you, and the fiery storm will devour you.”

The poem “To the Tyrants of the World,” written by the Tunisian poet Abdul Qasim al Shabi.

In recent weeks, it’s become the unofficial rallying cry for millions of Arabs in Egypt and in Tunisia. Adel Iskandar English translation.

For  weeks now, we have watched the revolution unfold in front of our eyes in Tunisia and now Egypt with the chants by the people, in every footage of the mass protests (be it on Youtube or Aljazeera).

The people were also chanting an Arabic poem. It is titled “The Will of Life” by the famous and the tragic poem Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi, the poem was first used in the early colonial uprising against the French and now, almost more than 80 years later, his same words are the flame of revolution in Tunisia and now in Egypt.

Abou-Al-kacem El-chebbi (pronounced Abo Al Qassim Al Shabbi‎, 24. February 1909 – 9 October 1934) was a Tunisian poet. He is probably best known for writing the final two verses of the current National Anthem of Tunisia, Himat Al Hima (Defenders of the Homeland), that was written originally by the Egyptian poet Mustafa Sadik el-Rafii.

Echebbi was born in Tozeur, Tunisia, on 24 February 1909, the son of a judge. He obtained his attatoui diploma (the equivalent of the baccalauréat) in 1928. In 1930, he obtained a law diploma from the University of Ez-Zitouna. The same year, he married and subsequently had two sons, Mohamed Sadok, who became a colonel in the Tunisian army, and Jelal, who later became an engineer.

He was very interested in modern literature, in particular, translated romantic literature, as well as old Arab literature. His poetic talent manifested itself at an early age and this poetry covered numerous topics, from the description of nature to patriotism. His poems appeared in the most prestigious Tunisian and Middle-Eastern reviews.

His poem To the tyrants of the world became a popular slogan chant during the 2011 Tunisian and subsequently Egyptian demonstrations.[1]

Echebbi died on 9 October 1934 at the Habib-Thameur Hospital in Tunis, Tunisia following a long history of cardiac disorders. His portrait is on the current 30 DT note.

Works

  • Ela Toghat Al Alaam (To the tyrants of the world),
  • Aghani Al-Hayat (canticles of the life),
  • Muzakkarat (Memories),
  • Raséil (A collection of letters),
  • Sadiki (A collection of seminars given to the Alumni Association of the college; caused quite a lot of controversy among conservative literary groups)

References

1. http://www.npr.org/2011/01/30/133354601/Tunisian-Poets-Verses-Inspire-Arab-Protesters

Abou-Al-kacem El-chebbi

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CAMBRIDGE FORECAST GROUP ESSAY: THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY GOES THROUGH PALESTINE

November 11, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Posted in Globalization, History, Israel, Middle East, Third World, USA, World-system, Zionism | 1 Comment

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CAMBRIDGE FORECAST GROUP ESSAY:

THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY VIA PALESTINE

Political economists who want to periodize human events talk about an American century that goes from 1941 to 2008.

The phrase “American Century” is attached to the name of Henry Luce of “Time”, based on his essay by that name.

A cogent analyst of the life cycle of this supposed “American Century”(1941-2008) is Professor Jeffrey Frieden of Harvard.

The analysis, while intelligent, is defective because the transition is not from an American to a Chinese or Asian century, as everyone keeps repeating ad nauseam, but to an American-led Global Century.

In order to lead the world into this Global century, America needs intensive cooperation with non-Europeans and Muslims.

This means that the real way to an American-led Global Century which is neither post-American nor anti-American is via Palestine.

The inability of America to rein in the neocons in Washington and the Israel Right lead by Netanyahu, indicates that American can’t or won’t get past the neocolonial settler project of rightwing Zionism which is in fact calculated to antagonize the entire Muslim world and bring about a “conflict of civilizations.”

Thus Palestine is not “another Belfast” or “another Kashmir” but the indispensable gateway to a kind of American Century II at the head of a sustainable global economy.

CAMBRIGE FORECAST GROUP ESSAY:

THE
NEW AMERICAN CENTURY VIA PALESTINE

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SEPTEMBER 2010 NEWSLETTER “THE REVIEW”: CENTRAL BANK OF BAHRAIN

October 17, 2010 at 6:25 am | Posted in Arabs, Economics, Financial, Middle East, Research | Leave a comment

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External Communications Unit

Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB)

September 2010 CBB Newsletter “The Review”

CBB-Inform ation

CBB-Information (Info@cbb.gov.bh)

Sun 10/17/10

Dear Reader,

Please find the September 2010 issue of the Central Bank of Bahrain’s (CBB) newsletter, The Review.

Website: www.cbb.gov.bh

We hope to continue receiving your support and if you would like to contribute to The Review, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The next issue of The Review will be the December 2010 edition.

Thank you

Central Bank of Bahrain

Building 96, Road 1702
Block 317, PO Box 27
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

E-mail: info@cbb.gov.bh

Website: www.cbb.gov.bh

External Communications Unit

Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB)

September 2010 CBB Newsletter “The Review”

CBB-Inform ation

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Sun 10/17/10

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DUBAI AND MIDDLE EAST: PROPERTY PRICES

October 4, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Posted in Arabs, Economics, Financial, Middle East, Research | Leave a comment

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Property prices begin to steady

and other regional Real Estate news

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Mon 10/04/10

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As Cityscape Global gets under way in Dubai, a number of real estate focused reports find that prices in the emirate are beginning to stabilise in certain locations.

Property prices begin to steady in some parts of Dubai

Prices for apartments and villas are remaining stable in some communities in Dubai, despite continued drops in property prices overall across the emirate, according to a new report by property management company Asteco.

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The region’s premier real estate show has a worldwide focus as the 9th edition of this event at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre is re-branded Cityscape Global. Phil Blizzard reports on Dubai’s key developers Emaar, Damas, Nahkeel and Meydan at the show, alongside exhibitors from across the world.

A global perspective at Dubai real estate show

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Cushman & Wakefield unveil regional real estate research report

The Dubai commercial property market continues to favour tenants as commercial landlords across all areas of the emirate are becoming more flexible on rental values, according to the latest report from Cushman and Wakefield Middle East (C&W), part of the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services firm. Find out more >>

Selective improvement in Mena investor sentiment, reveals Jones Lang LaSalle Survey

The latest Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Investor Sentiment Survey reveals that investor sentiment is improving in the Mena real estate market overall while Dubai remains stable. With investors becoming increasingly selective between regional real estate markets, the survey also confirms that they are becoming more focussed on the more populous markets of Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

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UAE real estate shows growth prospects in medium to long term

Chinese and Indian firms see Dubai as best regional business location
Cluttons, the real estate specialist that has enjoyed a dedicated presence in the Middle East since 1976, today issues its UAE market reports for Q3 2010. The findings of the report support the belief that the UAE is still affected by international fiscal uncertainty and market volatility.

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Indian and Chinese businesses see Dubai as the leading business centre in the region, but negative perceptions regarding occupancy costs still remain according to a new report, ‘Retreading The Silk Road’, published today by Cushman and Wakefield Middle East (C&W), part of the world’s largest privately held commercial real estate services firm.

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Property prices begin to steady and other regional Real Estate news

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