March 10, 2006

Website of the Week

The Internet is full of websites and we all get caught up in the endless habit of surfing the web, jumping from one to the next. Starting today, I will feature an interesting website of my choosing every week. Although my main interest and focus in this blog is politics, I will try to present a good mix of sites related to art, culture, politics, history, etc to suit all tastes :-)

So this week (yes, we have to start off with the politics) we'll take a close look at the Arab Reform Bulletin published monthly by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP).
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.
The Democracy and Rule of Law project (with a focus on the ME) at CEIP provides a plethora of resources for students, academics, and anyone interested in political, social, and economic developments in the region. Much of the focus is on American efforts at democracy promotion. The scholars in this institution have taken the time to produce various articles, short papers, and books on the topic as they take a critical look at the emerging and expanding role of the US in the Middle East.

The Arab Reform Bulletin in a monthly collection of brief articles analyzing political reform in the Middle East by journalists, academics, politicians, and activists. It is published online in English and Arabic and can be received by email when you sign up here. The bulletin provides a brief overview of developments and reforms which do not always make headlines, and is a breath of fresh air as compared to the rest of the news about the Arab world.

So add it to your favorites, and get your read on!

Stay tuned for next Friday's selection.

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