Marina Ottaway

Type: Person
Name: Marina Ottaway
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Kurdish oil tanker near Texas signals US policy change

A tanker fueled with Kurdish oil is two days away from reaching a U.S. port, might signal a change in the U.S.' position towards Iraq, say experts.A ship, the United Kalavrvt, loaded with oil from Iraqi Kurdistan which left the Turkish port of Ceyhan ... [Published Turkish Weekly - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

US Invasion of Iraq Haunts Obama Policy in Syria

“Don’t do stupid stuff.”President Obama is known for saying that – or a more colorful version of that sentence – in private conversations, according to those close to him. It’s a lesson he drew watching his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, ... [Published VOA News - Jul 17 2014]
Entities: Syria, Barack Obama, Iraq
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Egyptians uncertain about future under President Sisi

A year ago, many hailed him as their saviour for overthrowing President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.They elected him president in May, with a 97% majority of votes cast.Now Egyptians are trying to find out how retired field marshal-turned-President ... [Published BBC - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Kerry Finds U.S. Vision a Hard Sell Amid Mideast Turmoil

Secretary of State John Kerry ’s Mideast trip this week has been a lesson in the limits of U.S. power and the difficulty of telling friend from foe in a land where alliances can shift as readily as desert sands.Shortly after Kerry tried to promote cooperation ... [Published Bloomberg - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

African migrants in the Middle East and North Africa: Separate line of theorizing needed

cc FTHow African migrants in the two regions are treated is determined by a number of factors, which should be examined for comprehensive understanding, including the domestic political and economic conditions in the host state, relations between neighbouring ... [Published Pambazuka News - Jun 26 2014]
Entities: Morocco, Refugees, Egypt
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Can the US avoid another devastating war in Iraq?

Three years after American troops withdrew, rising insurgent group ISIS tests Obama's antiwar stanceupdown CloseLess than four years after the withdrawal of American troops, Iraq is once again descending into chaos and violence. Islamist insurgents from ... [Published The Verge - Jun 24 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 1 reports

articles.latimes.com/2010/may/03/wo…

Iraqi newcomer Jaafar Sadr, from a highly respected Shiite clerical family, could emerge as an alternative for the prime minister's post.Reporting from Baghdad —Among all the candidates being touted for the prime minister's job in the next Iraqi government, ... [Published Washington Post - Jun 21 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Between Iraq and a Hard Place

They came from the west through the Syrian Desert, across the Euphrates River, and down off the Nineveh Plain. Mosul, Baiji, Tikrit, Samarra—cities held by the U.S. military just two and a half years before—fell almost without a fight, absorbed into the ... [Published Weekly Standard - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Washington Week on Human Rights: June 16, 2014

Top NewsCRISIS IN IRAQ This morning, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Obama Administration is willing to talk with Iran about ways to address the current crisis in Iraq. Kerry said he would not rule out military cooperation with Iran if it will ... [Published Human Rights First - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Whatever happens next, Iraq won't be the same

By Marina Ottaway , Special to CNNEditor's note: Marina Ottaway is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center . The views expressed are her own.The quick advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters through Mosul and Tikrit to positions ... [Published CNN - Jun 16 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

Syria Deeply: Top Takeaways from a Week of Turmoil

Dear Deeply Readers,   The unimaginable has a way of happening fairly often these days in the space in and around Syria’s war. This week it was a nightmare scenario, unfolding in the march of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Mosul ... [Published Impunity Watch - Jun 16 2014]
Entities: Syria, Iraq, Shia Islam, Kurds
First reported Apr 30 2014 - Updated Apr 30 2014 - 1 reports

Future of Kurdish oil uncertain as Iraq goes to polls

Experts believe result of April 30 general elections in Iraq not likely to clear uncertainities over Irbil-Baghdad oil disputeANKARA - As Iraq goes to polls on Wednesday to elect its parliament, experts suggest different scenarios on the possible effects ... [Published Turkish Press - Apr 30 2014]

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"the problem is that by providing support to maliki in a situation where the population is very divided is going to be interpreted in iraq as us support for war against sunnis" says Marina Ottaway, a senior scholar at the Wilson Center and an expert on Middle East politics...

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Kurdish oil tanker near Texas signals US policy... [Published Turkish Weekly - 3 hours ago]
US Invasion of Iraq Haunts Obama Policy in Syria [Published VOA News - Jul 17 2014]
Egyptians uncertain about future under Presiden... [Published BBC - Jul 03 2014]
Kerry Finds U.S. Vision a Hard Sell Amid Mideas... [Published Bloomberg - Jun 27 2014]
African migrants in the Middle East and North A... [Published Pambazuka News - Jun 26 2014]
Can the US avoid another devastating war in Iraq? [Published The Verge - Jun 24 2014]
articles.latimes.com/2010/may/03/wo… [Published Washington Post - Jun 21 2014]
Between Iraq and a Hard Place [Published Weekly Standard - Jun 20 2014]
Washington Week on Human Rights: June 16, 2014 [Published Human Rights First - Jun 17 2014]
Whatever happens next, Iraq won't be the same [Published CNN - Jun 16 2014]
Syria Deeply: Top Takeaways from a Week of Turmoil [Published Impunity Watch - Jun 16 2014]
Future of Kurdish oil uncertain as Iraq goes to... [Published Turkish Press - Apr 30 2014]
U.S. Academics, Experts Urge Obama to Press Sau... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Mar 29 2014]
Canada ‘concerned’ after Tunisia denies entry t... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 10 2014]
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Syria Deeply: Top Takeaways from a Week of Turmoil [Published Impunity Watch - Jun 16 2014]
Dear Deeply Readers,   The unimaginable has a way of happening fairly often these days in the space in and around Syria’s war. This week it was a nightmare scenario, unfolding in the march of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Mosul ...
U.S. Academics, Experts Urge Obama to Press Sau... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Mar 29 2014]
Washington, DC, March 29, 2014 --( PR.com )-- A group of prominent American academics and Middle East experts today published an open letter to President Obama urging him use the opportunity presented by his upcoming visit to Riyadh to challenge Saudi ...
Canada ‘concerned’ after Tunisia denies entry t... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 10 2014]
About a dozen Israelis were denied entry to a port in Tunis on Sunday, singled out from among hundreds of tourists when the Tunisian government refused them the right to get off a cruise ship. According to holidaymakers on the Norwegian Jade , cruise ...
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