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Youssef M. Ibrahim

Youssef M. Ibrahim, a freelance writer and risk consultant, is a former New York Times Mideast correspondent and Energy Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He can be reached at ymibrahim2004@yahoo.com.
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How Oil Prices Could Collapse

Sunday, July 6th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

The price of oil plummeted once before and it can do so again — if we play our cards right.

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The Saudis’ Oily Con Game

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

How can we convince Saudi Arabia to pump more oil when it reaps the profits of pumping less?

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Obama’s Muslim Fans Need Some Straight Talk

Friday, June 20th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

The radical Islamic world has unrealistic fantasies regarding an Obama administration.

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Mainstream Media Picking on Bloggers… Again

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

Offensive comments by Bill Clinton recorded by a blogger have inspired elite journalists to attack the presumably illegitimate amateurs encroaching on their turf.

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Less Violent Islamists Are Still Islamists

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

Is the debate among Islamists over violence a turning point in the War on Terror — or just another distraction?

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Forget Democracy Promotion, Go for Democracy Preservation

Friday, May 30th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

After decades of failing to reform Arab and Muslim societies, the U.S. should focus not on exporting democracy, but on bolstering it wherever it already thrives.

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The Hill and Bill Show: Hopefully Going on Hiatus

Friday, May 9th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

Tired of political dynasties and beltway sleaziness? Then you should be worried that the Clintons still have even the smallest chance of returning to the White House.

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Islamist Chickens Roosting in America’s Backyard

Sunday, May 4th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

Think America is fighting Islamists in Iraq and Afghanistan so we don't have to battle them here? Actually, we are fighting their poisonous ideology at home as well.

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The ‘Useful Idiots’ of Militant Islam

Thursday, April 17th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

Self-delusion reaches new heights when clueless Westerners defend Sharia, the "moderate" Muslim Brotherhood, and "mild" Islamism.

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True Liberation Starts with the Arab Mind

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

With a culture that brainwashes kids and pushes instant solutions to longstanding disputes, is it any wonder that the Arab world seems woefully unequipped to handle real problems?

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A Fighting Chance for Freedom in Iraq

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

While the American project in Iraq was long mismanaged, great deeds have nonetheless been accomplished and the message of freedom still resonates among Arabs.

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Time to Push the Saudis on Oil Prices

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

With oil going through the roof, Youssef Ibrahim says the Saudis must be pressured to be responsible world players and not just billion-dollar hogs.

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Hamas’ Neverland in Gaza

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

Palestinians in Gaza are living in a dream world, says Youssef Ibrahim, and many of their Arab brothers have no time for their dead-end death cult.

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Prince Harry’s Jihad: Entertainment as News

Monday, March 3rd, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

The Prince Harry in Afghanistan episode, writes Youssef Ibrahim, was nothing more than "a hoax" - and the media fell for it.

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Saudis Continue Steaming Toward the 7th Century

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

A new Saudi plan to stimulate intra-country tourism involves the promotion of harems, notes Youssef Ibrahim. No wonder even Saudi citizens are laughing at their government.

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Mughniyeh’s Death: Keystone Kops in Damascus

Monday, February 18th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

There is something deeply satisfying about the flawlessly executed assassination of Islamofascist terror master Imad Mughniyeh, writes Youssef Ibrahim. "Sometimes a single bullet, or mini-bomb, blazes a path to clarity."

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Latte and Lashes: Starbucks Saudi Style

Monday, February 11th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

In the "moderate" Muslim regime of Saudi Arabia, a married businesswoman was recently dragged out of Starbucks by police and thrown in jail for the crime of meeting there with a male employee. Youssef Ibrahim writes that Saudi Arabia's true friends know that the "entire edifice of 7th-century draconian sharia laws, along with the religious enablers in the government and the mosques, must go" if the country is to move forward.

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Iran or Saudi Arabia: Pick Your Poison

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 - by Youssef M. Ibrahim

America will soon have to choose between the Shiites and Sunnis as the Islamic civil war rumbles on, writes Youssef M. Ibrahim. It all boils down to which side has the better chance of adapting to modernity.

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