August 30, 2011 Links 26-30 August 2011 August 30, 2011/ Issandr El Amrani Yves Gonzalez-Quijano: One Day I Might Dream in Arabic | Al Akhbar English Profile of wonderful Yves. Walters Art Museum Ms. W.596 - a set on Flickr A wonderful Flickr set of Persian miniatures. Spoils of war Good cartoon. Field Marshal Tantawi The video linked here seems like so long ago. The rebellion’s leaders: Good intentions, fragile legitimacy | The Economist On the Libyan katibas. Middle East Policy Council | The International Role in Post-Qadhafi Libya? Withdraw. Hear, hear. Libya: The birth of free Libya | The Economist "Guns, not civilian politics, are currently determining Libya’s future" A First Take on Algeria & Libya « The Moor Next Door Middle Of the Road: Morocco and the Rest of The World « The Moorish Wanderer How Morocco's political model hinders its economy. Gaza NGOs express 'horror' at new Hamas travel restrictions on Palestinians Hamas, acting like Israel. The Kingdom of Magical Thinking - By Robin M. Mills | Foreign Policy Music to my ears. In Damascus « LRB blog Misrata rebels defy Libya's new regime Can't blame them. Despite Protests, Morocco's King Retains Control How sad that Morocco is now described as a country clinging to autocracy. Interview: Shahira Amin on broadcasting in Egypt | Media | The Guardian Libya, Obama and the triumph of realism - FT.com I agree with Robert Kaplan - Obama's caution on Libya was quietly great statesmanship. Gamble on Libya pays off for Qatar - FT.com Clever Qatar. Evidence suggests daughter did not die in 1986 bombing as claimed Probably bull, but if true, unsurprisingly sociopathic. Libyan Novelist Recounts His Father’s Abduction : The New Yorker Hisham Matar. U.S. Tactics in Libya May Be Model for Use of Force - NYTimes.com More on "Libya as a model" Libya as a Model — The Monkey Cage Interesting post on liberal interventionism post-Libya. Egypt and Israel: Springtime in Sinai | The Economist On Sinai and Egypt-Israel relations. Egyptian Salafi says Mubarak trial un-Islamic Or, the problem with Sharia. Syrian uprising to get aggressive- Activist Taking a page from Libya, rebels say no to negotiations, take up arms. Successors of the Mubarak regime redouble their assault on civil society and the freedom of association « EOHR Not Over Yet « LRB blog Charles Glass on Libya. SCAF balance sheet at a glance - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online I just RT'd this but will tweet again, because it is succinct and important: #SCAF promises cheat sheet: In Egypt, the Lure of Leaving - NYTimes.com On Copts post-revolution. Does Libya really need European peacekeepers? Scary that the debate is about which troops to send, not whether to send any. The Islamophobe Money Machine Good post on the $42m financing of Islamophobia. Assad 'reforms' the Syrian media So ridiculously, tragically late. Will Hezbollah desert Assad before the end? | Tom Rogan | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Will #Hezbollah desert Assad before the end? #Syria Politico Op-Ed: Jews were Majority in West Bank "since the 1800's" | Al Akhbar English Jews have been the majority in West Bank since 1800's? So says Dem strategist in Politico: New Arab Governments Face Tough Chore Recovering Assets - WSJ.com On Egypt and Tunisia's efforts. Cable Viewer Wikileaks cable on Egyptian response to 9/11, dated 9/12/01 Chart of the Syrian opposition by WINEP Voice Inside Cheering Libyan Rebel's Head: 'Oh, Fuck, Now What?' | The Onion Blogger Jennifer Rubin Keeps Washington Post Job After Norway Gaffe – Forward.com Good piece by Eric Alterman on the terrible Jennifer Rubin.