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Oct 1, 2012, 3:54pm John Lindsay-Poland
By Seema LuthraArms Sales and Military Spending by the US in the Greater Middle East
The Middle East is the most militarized region in the world, with most arms sales heading there.  In fact, the US has delivered more weapons to this...
Jul 8, 2012, 6:01pm Maureen McDonald
The Syrian Freedom Waves is a free radio program organized by a consortium of women both Syrian and non-Syrian. According to Syrian Freedom Waves, “The grassroots of the Syrian people have shown epic resilience in demanding an end...
May 2, 2012, 11:26am Rene Wadlow
International Politics of the Persian Gulf is the most recent in important publications from the series Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East of Syracuse University Press. It is the result of two meetings sponsored by the...
Jan 24, 2012, 10:55am Mark Johnson
Report on IFOR Delegation to Egypt, January 2012.  Hope Against Hope – Egypt Part IWith the successful installation of the new Egyptian Parliament yesterday, there is good evidence that the Egyptian revolution is moving forward as...
Jan 23, 2012, 7:17pm Eve MacMaster
A modest program in our little city is giving me hope about the Middle East.Like most peace and justice activists, I’ve lost confidence in our political system to respond to citizens using the ordinary channels to effect social change. Many of...
Oct 21, 2011, 3:50am Shauen V. T. Pearce
After Gadhafi, the West eyes the Libyan prize: Oil rich and deeply divided, the country is vulnerable to outside powersBy Phyllis BennisOriginally posted online at The Salon. The death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will likely — though it’s...
Sep 1, 2011, 4:54pm FOR
This week, two delegations sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation are leaving the U.S. to provide solidarity and support for peacemakers in the Greater Middle East, and in the coming weeks two other delegations organized by FOR staff and...
Aug 15, 2011, 4:26pm Leila Zand
The Fellowship of Reconciliation is endorsing the Be On Our Side campaign. Be On Our Side promotes a positive and productive U.S. policy toward Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Moreover, the campaign mission resonates with FOR’s Demilitarization...
Jul 22, 2011, 8:27pm Ethan Vesely-Flad
This week, two PBS television specials feature a 50-year-old comic book created by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. This exciting story ties FOR’s civil rights legacy to today’s ongoing work for nonviolence action around the world...
Jul 20, 2011, 12:15pm Leila Zand
This week, a former 21-year CIA official named Robert Baer alleged that Israel is planning to attack Iran this coming fall, prior to a planned United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood. The allegations have captured media headlines in the Middle...