China, America, and the Arabs

It is not surprising that Sherif Hamdy can write in the Daily Star that China is getting close to beating out the United States in the arena of public relations in the Arab World. I have seen maybe one or two American officials speak Arabic on Al Jazeera or Al Arabiyya regularly, and, according to the Government accountability office (via Foreign Policy Magazine's blog and Kirk H. Sowell), only about 30% of American diplomatic personel in the Muslim world ... Full Story »

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Topics: Middle East
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Posted by: Posted by Rod Amis - Jun 26, 2006 - 3:50 PM PDT
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Lisa Flay
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by Lisa Flay - Oct. 1, 2008

The author's position is well sourced and supported with numerous accounts.

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Rod Amis
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by Rod Amis - Oct. 1, 2008

The most amazing this about this Blog - and this Blog post, in particular - is the depth of understanding and the writing skill exhibited by an individual who claims in the profile to be seventeen (17) years of age. We have to take the poster at his/her word, of course. Nonetheless, the fact that the individual claims to have met US diplomats in various parts of the Arab world and shows such a depth of analysis raises one's doubts. Fine work, though.

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Janice Dodge
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by Janice Dodge - Oct. 1, 2008

This story, while very interesting and somewhat thought provoking, is not meant to be a news story. It is an editorial, one that is fairly well written, with points that are well illustrated. What it lacks is documentation that the points being made are valid.

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