Category: Business & Economics

UCLA Mideast Center Fights Smears

UCLA Mideast Center Fights Smears

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014 |

by JAMES GELVIN for INFORMED COMMENT on NOVEMBER 15, 2014:  Response to criticisms of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies The G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies (hereafter CNES) of UCLA is one of the oldest such centers in the United States. It is also one of the largest, currently […]

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Economy, Healthcare, Most Important Issues in Mid-Terms for US Muslims Surveyed (CAIR)

[ 0 ] October 24, 2014 |

via COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 23, 2014:  69 percent of Muslim voters say they will go to polls on November 4 (WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/23/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a survey indicating that 69 […]

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WATCH: Tom Cinq-Mars and His Research on the Druzbha Oil Pipeline’s Impact on the Tatars

[ 0 ] October 17, 2014 |

via COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES/JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on SEPTEMBER 26, 2014:  Tom Cinq-Mars, a Duke PhD student in the History Department, outlines his research on the Druzhba oil pipeline’s impact on Russia’s (Muslim) Tatar populations and his interdisciplinary work with the Council for European Studies.

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ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

ISLAMiCommentary Celebrates Two Years!

[ 1 ] September 29, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on September 29, 2014: Though many months in the planning, ISLAMiCommentary officially launched in October 2012. An outgrowth of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project, this forum for public scholarship is thriving and continues to grow. A humble to thank you to all of our readers, Facebook, […]

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(outgoing) Indonesian President Urges UN Assembly to ‘Push Frontiers of Nationalism into New Globalism’

(outgoing) Indonesian President Urges UN Assembly to ‘Push Frontiers of Nationalism into New Globalism’

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:  24 September 2014 – With strong commitment and political will, the impossible could become possible, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, said today, telling political leaders gathered for the United Nations General Assembly that it is to stop playing the game of “us” against “them”, and begin […]

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Sri Lanka President to UN: Post-2015 Agenda Must Address Structural Obstacles to Development

Sri Lanka President to UN: Post-2015 Agenda Must Address Structural Obstacles to Development

[ 0 ] September 24, 2014 |

via UN NEWS CENTRE on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014:  24 September 2014 – The President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa in his address to world leaders at the United Nations this evening, said that the post-2015 agenda must focus on strengthening partnerships between developing and developed countries, which are essential for countries in the South to […]

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Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar’s Rakhine State (IRIN News)

Intimidation, Uncertainty Mar Aid Work in Myanmar’s Rakhine State (IRIN News)

[ 0 ] September 23, 2014 |

via IRIN (humanitarian news & analysis run out of the UNOCHA) on SEPTEMBER 19, 2014:  SITTWE, 19 September 2014 (IRIN) – Nearly six months after international aid workers fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State when Buddhist mobs attacked their offices and accused them of aid bias, international humanitarian aid services remain restricted, despite the needs of hundreds […]

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REPORT: Most Iranians Say It’s Necessary for Iran to Have Nuclear Energy Program

REPORT: Most Iranians Say It’s Necessary for Iran to Have Nuclear Energy Program

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

Iranians show a readiness to support their government making a deal on Iran’s nuclear program that includes some key steps sought by P5+1 countries, while also being strongly opposed to some of the limitations that the United States has been seeking. — CISSM/UTCPOR Report  by EBRAHIM MOHSENI, NANCY GALLAGHER, and CLAY RAMSAY for CISSM/UTCPOR (CENTER […]

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CAIR-California Publishes 2014 Civil Rights Report; Employment Discrimination Biggest Complaint

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

via CAIR CALIFORNIA on AUGUST 28, 2014:  EXCERPT FROM CAIR RELEASE: The four offices of the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) published the CAIR-CA 2014 Civil Rights Report today. The report summarizes and analyzes all of the civil rights complaints received in 2013 by CAIR-CA’s offices in the Greater Los Angeles Area, […]

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The Islamic State Campaign: Key Strategic and Tactical Challenges (CSIS)

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

by ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN for CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (CSIS) on SEPTEMBER 2, 2014:  Transition in Afghanistan Grand Strategic Context Secular, “Christian” U.S. with poor track record in Iraq and ties to Israel; lack of allied confidence in U.S. in Arab world and Turkey; No allied unity. Islamic State is only one of […]

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