The G-8 summit is Bush's last hurrah as a world leader. What's one thing he can do to strengthen his legacy?

Posted by Lauren Keane on July 7, 2008 8:59 AM


Sami Moubayed is a Syrian political analyst and historian based in Damascus, Syria. Moubayed is the author of "Damascus Between Democracy and Dictatorship (2000)" and "Steel & Silk: Men and Women Who Shaped Syria 1900-2000 (2006)." He has also authored a biography of Syria's former President Shukri al-Quwatli and currently serves as Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations at al-Kalamoun University in Syria. In 2004, he created, the first and online museum of Syrian history. He is also co-founder and editor-in-chief of FORWARD, the leading English monthly in Syria, and Vice-President of Haykal Media.

Bush's Mideast Dishonor

I don’t think Bush needs to strengthen his legacy. It has already been deeply engraved in the history of the Middle East. George W. Bush has in fact ruined the Middle East.

Posted by Sami Moubayed Damascus, Syria | 92 COMMENTS
Jul 14, 2008 at 10:53 AM
Bashir Goth is a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website. He is also a regular contributor to major Middle Eastern and African newspapers and online journals.

Bush Could Score Points in Africa

Unlike in the rest of the world, Africa is one place where Bush's efforts might still make a real difference.

Posted by Bashir Goth Somalia/UAE | 22 COMMENTS
Jul 10, 2008 at 6:51 PM
Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is

Revive Bush's Promise for Mideast Peace

Carry out his own public promise to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians before the end of his term.

Posted by Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 4 COMMENTS
Jul 10, 2008 at 9:18 AM
Originally from Pakistan, Anwer Sher is based in Dubai and writes for Gulf News, Khaleej Times and Emirates Today. His varied career experience includes banking, consulting, and real estate development. He has a Masters degree in International Relations.

A Bush Legacy That Might Have Been

The Current Discussion: The G-8 summit is Bush's last hurrah as a world leader. What's one thing he can do to strengthen his legacy? The legacy of George W. Bush is not something many would be proud of. Political leaders...

Posted by Anwer Sher Dubai, UAE | 5 COMMENTS
Jul 10, 2008 at 9:10 AM
Njoroge is a journalist who formerly worked for the Kenya-based People Daily. He was Africa Correspondent for the Science and Development Network (, a UK-based web site highlighting science and technology issues from developing countries. He also freelanced for the Switzerland-based Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO). Njoroge was a press fellow at the Wolfson College, University of Cambridge for four months in 2003, where he researched the role of alternative press in the democratization process in Africa. Njoroge currently lives in the U.S. He has studied Journalism and Technical Communication at the graduate level.

Thumbs-Up For Bush's African Legacy

However the rest of the world may judge him, Bush has done well by Africa.

Posted by Njoroge Wachai Kenya | 87 COMMENTS
Jul 9, 2008 at 3:05 PM

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