04 March, 2006

The Debate - Taking on the Week's Big Issue

The Debate - Taking on the Week's Big Issue :: Alienating Our Arab Allies

"The general public in america has a totally distorted view of what Dubai is," according to a terrific post on Metroblogging: Dubai -- read the comments under it, too. Others refuting misconceptions about Dubai and the UAE include this Emirati blogger and the Emirates Economist. For a sense of the general political climate of Dubai, read the first few paragraphs of this piece by Youssef M. Ibrahim.
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"The nativist opposition to the port deal ... [throws] a wrench into the workings of globalisation while declaring that people's background matters more than anything else," writes Gideon Rose in a subscription-only piece in the Financial Times.

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