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Robert Bowker

Former Australian ambassador to Egypt

December 7th, 2010, Academia, Australia, Australia, Australia, Canberra, International Relations, North Africa and Middle East, Oceania, Politics, Terrorism, War and Conflict

Robert Bowker

Dr. Bowker became Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at Australian National University (ANU) in 2008, following his retirement from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) at the conclusion of his posting as Australian ambassador to Egypt. A specialist on Middle East and Islamic issues, Dr. Bowker joined the then-Australian Department of External Affairs in 1971.

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Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Not Dead, but Certainly on Hold

October 27th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

It is difficult now to remember how emotionally overwhelmed I was by a sudden wave of acute optimism as I, on assignment for, watched President Obama reach out to the Muslim, Arab and Palestinian peoples in a historic speech at Cairo University in June 2009. Nevertheless, I am not giving up on Obama or on the direct negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis that he has tried to revive.

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Uriel Abulof

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University and specialist on ethno-nationalism

August 30th, 2010, Academia, Asia, English, Europe, Hebrew, Israel, Israel, Migration and Integration, North Africa and Middle East, North America, Palestine, Subsaharan Africa, Tel Aviv


Dr. Uriel Abulof is an assistant professor at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Political Science and an associate at Princeton University’s Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, based at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. His research focuses on ethno-nationalism in the Middle East, Canada, the Balkans and South Africa.

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Rashid Khalidi

Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Columbia University

August 24th, 2010, Academia, Arabic, Author/Novelist, English, New York, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, Palestine, Religion, Terrorism, USA, War and Conflict

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Rashid Khalidi has been the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University since 2003. He taught at the University of Chicago from 1987 until 2003. Previously, he taught at the Lebanese University and the American University of Beirut from 1974 to 1983, and at Georgetown and Columbia universities from 1983 until 1987. He received a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1970 and a D. Phil. in Modern History from Oxford University in 1974.

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Israel-Palestine negotiations set to begin

April 30th, 2010, Media Alerts

WASHINGTON, USA – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that indirect Israel-Palestine talks will be launched on Monday, as regional and international momentum grows for new action on ending the long-running conflict.

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Peter Shirlow

Senior Lecturer at Queen's University

April 29th, 2010, Academia, Author/Novelist, Belfast, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Law and Human Rights, Northern Ireland, Religion, Terrorism, UK, War and Conflict

Peter Shirlow

Dr Peter Shirlow is a Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. He is an expert on political violence in Northern Ireland, who has also studied Iraq, Cyprus, the former Yugoslavia and Palestine/Israel.

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