15 Feb 2011

Shafiq Jamoos [Palestinian lawyer]: "The outbreak of the peaceful revolution of the Egyptian people was shocking - in every sense of the word - to many around the world. No one expected that Egypt, the "stable" country of the "wild" Middle East, would witness such an extensive revolution against the [read more]

9 Feb 2011

Olga Khvostunova [Institute of Modern Russia]: "On the last days of December 2010 the guilty verdict in the second case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Russian oil tycoon, was announced at the Khamovnichesky Court in Moscow. For the second time the trial and the verdict raised questions not only of [read more]

8 Feb 2011

Richard Socarides [President Equality Matters]: "This is another important ruling from a federal District Court raising serious questions as to the validity of the Justice Department's defense of the federal anti-gay marriage law. It's an important development because it adds to the growing willingness of the federal bench to take [read more]

3 Feb 2011

William M. LeoGrande [Dean, School of Public Affairs at American University]: "President Obama's new regulations liberalizing travel to Cuba represent a key step forward in his policy of engagement. The new regulations eliminate the barriers to academic, educational, and cultural exchange imposed by President George W. Bush in 2003 and [read more]

1 Feb 2011

Dr. Wayne Smith [Senior Fellow and Director of Cuba Program, Center for International Policy]: "U.S.-Cuba relations changed little during 2010, and certainly showed no signs of significant improvement. On the contrary, the two sides seemed to be in something of a stalemate, with the U.S. taking the apparent position that [read more]

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