Professor Michael Hudson at the Washington, D.C. Institute.
Last week MEI Director Michael Hudson gave a talk at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. entitled “Middle East Turmoil and American Decline: Views from Singapore and Asia.” He addressed the oft-stated view that the United States is in decline while China rises.
Hudson discussed how U.S. military [...]
By Charlotte Schriwer
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From the rise of the Roman Empire to the eve of Lenin’s Communist era, from the birth of Dada in the wake of World War I to Hitler’s Nazi regime and beyond, the development of politically-motivated art has been a tool of those opposing power. “Protest Art,” “Art of [...]
“In my view, the opportunity to proceed to a more pluralistic society in the Middle East has been missed,” asserts Dr. Dan Schueftan, Director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa. Professor Peter Sluglett, Visiting Research Professor at MEI, disagrees. “I believe that any spontaneous and bottom-up expression of opposition to [...]
By Nurhidayahti Mohammad Miharja
Last month, Dr. Tariq Ramadan’s most recent book, The Arab Awakening, provided the context for his talk that was co-hosted by MEI and MUIS (the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore) at the Shangri-La Hotel, which was filled to capacity.
While the downfall of authoritarian regimes in the course of the uprisings unleashed many [...]
By Michael C. Hudson
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As the Arab uprisings unfold it is increasingly clear that they are taking different forms in different countries. In three cases—Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya—dictators were deposed definitively and relatively quickly. But in three others—Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria—the struggle continues between an incumbent regime and popular opposition. (In [...]
By Abdulkhaleq Abdulla
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2011, the year of the “Arab Spring,” was an epochal one in contemporary Arab history. 2011 will also likely go down as a turning point in the Arab world’s perception of China and its relationship with the rising Asian power.
For the past 60 years, the Arab world has generally [...]
By Mimi Kirk
Earlier this month the Middle East Institute was honored to host a one-day event with Mr. Rami Khouri and Professor Karim Makdisi, Director and Associate Director, respectively, of the Issam Fares Institute of the American University of Beirut. Dr. Makdisi, along with MEI’s Drs. Peter Sluglett, Michael Hudson, and Matthew Weiss, [...]
By Adeel Malik and Bassem Awadallah
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If the latest Arab awakening was about jobs and justice, then political reforms, unless accompanied by a leveling of the economic playing field, are unlikely to be sufficient on their own. The latent demographic pressures across the Arab world and the resulting youth unemployment [...]