Archive | Maha Kamal

Critical Analysis: The Fifth Accused – Another One in Hiding?

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any more suspenseful – or complicated – the Prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon indicts yet another suspect in the court’s current case, Prosecutor v. Ayyash et al. For those unfamiliar with the Lebanon Tribunal, it is an ad hoc court located on the outskirts of The […]

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Asma al-Assad

A Co-Conspirator or a Casualty? A Second Look at Asma, wife of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

She doesn’t have bruises. She adorns photos and televisions with a near-perfect, pearly-white smile and a haircut fit for a queen. She’s a first lady who’s chic and fashionable. She laughs and jokes with gusto—even stating once that she was the “real” dictator of the family, and not her husband. But once a friendly face […]

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Critical Analysis: Creation of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Valentine’s Day is the holiday for lovers –with images of hearts, friendship, roses, and chocolates floating around cities everywhere and well into the night. This day, however, was like a scene from the stories of Armageddon for the Lebanese people in 2005. On this date, the former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, along with 22 others […]

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Critical Analysis: The Little Known Khmer Rouge, Awaiting Trial in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

We’ve heard of plenty of nasty dictators of modern history, like Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zedong, and Augusto Pinochet. But very little is known about Pol Pot, an equally disturbing figure. What exactly was his deal? While the Vietnam War began to wane to the east of Cambodia in the 1970s, Pol Pot, a […]

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Critical Analysis: The World’s Continuing Disinterest in Syria

It’s true – China, Russia, and Assad have quite the love affair. It’s no secret that Russia and China blocked the Arab League’s request to the United Nations Security Council for intervention in Syria because of their own national interests. Russia loves selling AK-47s to Bashar al-Assad. China enjoys a monopoly over Syria’s imports. But […]

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The pink elephant in the room

The Pink Elephant in the Room

What makes a Palestinian intifada different from other Arab revolutions?  David Aronofsky, University of Montana General Counsel and adjunct faculty member in the Schools of Law and Education, asked this very provocative question during this year’s Sutton Colloquium. The Colloquium, which hosted a diverse group of panelists from around the country, came to a rather […]

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