Tag Archives: GCC
Greetings PITAconsumers… and best wishes to those of you observing the practice of abstaining from food, drink, and smoking 😉 from sunrise to sunset. Fasting has begun on the first day of the Ramadan month! But for those fasting and … Continue reading
National Council on US-Arab Relations Conference: Strengths, Weaknesses, & Opportunities #NavigatingUSArabRelations
“Sticks are becoming more lethalized whereas our carrots (soft power) less tasty-possibly rotting.”~Sharpe From Tuesday October 22nd to October 23rd, the National Council on U.S. – Arab Relations held its annual conference. This year’s title theme: “Strengths, Weaknesses, & Opportunities”. … Continue reading
Yesterday, we attended two discussions that highlighted how diplomacy could either advance humanitarian goals or interests in business and trade (Iraq). (Thank you to Brookings Foreign Policy for starting to follow PITAPOLICY on Twitter!) The first discussion emphasized how diplomacy … Continue reading
Which news development in the pita-consuming region will produce the most impact this month as we welcome 2012?
Source: MSNBC by Tarek El-Tablawy of Associated Press “The Arab Spring hasn’t come cheap…Money “exacerbates the problem, because you’re creating an even wealthier society with higher expectations,” said Gala Riani, Mideast analyst with IHS Global Insight, referring to Saudi Arabia’s … Continue reading