Amy Stoller

Amy Stoller is a graduate student in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in the role of media in the Middle East and Central Asia and has worked with projects such as Watching America and Alive.in. Follow her at www.twitter.com/amystoller

Joined since May 22, 2012

Why Activists

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

are Failing in the UAE

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Why Russia Supports Syria

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

 
Amid the chorus of international condemnation for Bashar Al-Assad, Russia’s disapproval has been decidedly tepid. (more…)

A Belated Apology Reopens NATO’s Supply lines in Pakistan

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

 
An apology by Secretary of State Clinton ended the months’ long impasse between the U.S. in Pakistan over an air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers (more…)

What the U.S. should do about Egypt’s Military, and why it will Never Happen

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

 
Earlier this week, Egypt’s military “transferred power to the military,” as the Masry Al-Youm newspaper put it.  (more…)

How is Syria now like Afghanistan then?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

 
Recently, I’ve been reading Stephen Coll’s  insightful and terrifying book Ghost Wars, about the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and the creation of Al Qaeda (more…)

Syria’s violence Spills over borders

Friday, June 8th, 2012

 
For more than a year, and particularly in recent months, the “Syrian crisis” has dominated Middle East news.  (more…)

Who will Flame burn?

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

 
It’s a scenario familiar from thousands of science fiction movies: a glitch in a highly destructive secret weapon causes it to turn on its creators and destroy them.  (more…)

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