Author Archives: Dr James J Zogby


Dr James J Zogby

On a collision course?

It took mass demonstrations followed by the takeover of their embassy in Egypt last week for some in Israel to wake up to the fact that the Palestinian issue remains a flash


Dr James J Zogby

A lost decade

“To govern is to choose, and the choices made [by the Bush Administration] in 2002 were fateful. The United States began that year shocked and wounded, but with tremendous strategic advantages. Its


Dr James J Zogby

A different election

For Arab Americans, the 2012 election will be different. Many of the same critical issues that shaped the 2008 contest are still in play, and will define the national agenda in 2012:


Dr James J Zogby

Syria under siege

For months now, the world has witnessed an acceleration of deadly violence in Syria, as the Assad government has resorted to increasingly brutal methods in an effort to smash a mass uprising


Dr James J Zogby

Sad parallels

Several sad parallels can be found in the bumbling way Washington dealt with raising the debt ceiling and averting financial catastrophe, and the US’s overall handling of the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace.


Dr James J Zogby

On Arab opinion

Critics’ reactions to polling results can sometimes be as interesting and disturbing as the results themselves. During the month of July, we released the findings of a six nation survey of Arab


Dr James J Zogby

Iran’s freefall

Iran’s favourable ratings are in a “freefall” across the Arab World, with Iran’s behaviour in Iraq, Bahrain, and the Arab Gulf region being viewed negatively by most Arabs. These are a few


Dr James J Zogby

A mess in its wake

Back in 2009, when President Obama announced his political compromise plan for a “surge” in Afghanistan, there were complaints from both “hawks” and “doves” alike. And so it came as no surprise


Dr James J Zogby

Rightward drift

The contest has begun to determine who will be the Republican candidate to square off against President Obama in the 2012 elections. For months now, individuals have been announcing either their intention


Dr James J Zogby

Here, not there

This week a bit of controversy erupted in Washington when it was announced that the performance of Malek Jandali, a Syrian musician, had been dropped from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s (ADC) annual


Dr James J Zogby

Letter from the Arab World

I am writing from the Middle East where I am catching an earful about last month’s dueling speeches between President Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu. To say that majorities here express deep


Dr James J Zogby

Prospects and problems

Given the upheavals occurring across the Middle East, with some of the most difficult situations right on their doorsteps, it might be seen as remarkable that business leaders in the Kingdom of


Dr James J Zogby

Excite some, incite some

Reactions to President Obama’s speech on developments in the Arab World were a striking reminder of just how deep and troubling the disconnect in the US-Israel-Arab relationship, and how dysfunctional politics in

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