Amanda Ufheil-Somers

Amanda Ufheil-Somers is the assistant editor of Middle East Report, published by the Middle East Research and Information Project. MERIP.org

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Doubling Down on Dictatorship in the Middle East
For a moment, four years ago, it seemed that dictators in the Middle East would soon be a thing of the past. Back then, it looked like the United States would have to make good on its declared support for democracy, as millions of Tunisians, Egyptians, Bahrainis, Yemenis, and others rose up to...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Next Round of an Unwinnable War Beckons
Once again, a U.S. president vows to eliminate an extremist militia in the Middle East to make the region, and Americans, safe. And that means it’s time again for a reality check. Having failed in its bid to destroy the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, the United States is still trying to...
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Obama’s New Iraq Strategy, an OtherWords cartoon by Khalil Bendib Views
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Not Much Better than Bush
President Barack Obama got it right when he declared: “There’s no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States.” But his Iraq track record doesn’t mark much of an improvement over the mess his predecessor made. The June takeover of Mosul by the militant group...
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