Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Josh Stacher reports on a tour of al-Jazeera headquarters when he was in Doha. He makes the comment that a lot of the most interesting things in the Middle East are happening in smaller countries, and I think that's right. Al-Jazeera itself is one example, and as Abu Aardvark has noted, that network drives a lot of changes in other places. Kuwait still doesn't have women's suffrage, but when they get it they'll have a meaningful Parliament to vote for. The United Arab Emirates is considered a model for regional development. And all this happened well before President Bush even declared his first candidacy for President.