Author profile: J. Dana Stuster

The Long Spring to Thaw the Arab Cold War

J. Dana Stuster • Jul 24 2011 • Articles
Much was made of the changes in Egypt’s foreign policy in April when the Egyptian foreign ministry announced it would begin the process of normalizing relations with Iran and Hamas. For the moment, Egypt’s foreign policy is trying to toe a middle line and become something new for a major Arab state in the region’s cold war: a non-aligned state.

The GCC Plan for Yemen: Still Crazy after All These Months

J. Dana Stuster • Jul 8 2011 • Articles
On April 25, the Gulf Cooperation Council proposed a settlement to resolve the political crisis in Yemen. The GCC initiative will not solve the Yemen crisis, only complicate and prolong it. The dogged American persistence in supporting it adds dangerous legitimacy to the agreement and the failing Saleh regime.

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