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Impact of Bin Laden Death

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I thought I’d record my immediate reaction to learning that Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces. Over the next few days, lots of analysts will dissect things and will probably impact my views. It will be fun to look back years later to review my initial thoughts.

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25 Bahman in Iran

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Tunisia was first, and Egypt was second. Will Algeria and Iran be next? Iran is particularly important given its volatile relationship with Israel and The West.  The stage is set with the 25 Bahman protests scheduled for two days from now all over Iran.

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Optimism in Egypt Justified?

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It is really remarkable how one man’s self immolation in Tunisia is sparking such revolt not only in his country, but in Yemen, Jordan, and of course Egypt.  The whole world is tuned into the Egyptian protest in particular because it is a relatively moderate Islamic state.  Egypt plays a role in bridging a diplomatic gap between the Middle East and the rest of the world.

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