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Johan de. 1625--72, Dutch statesman; chief minister of the United Provinces of the Netherlands (1653--72)
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Consider one of Wittes's examples of how different judges hearing Guantanamo cases evaluate the requisite quantum of evidence differently.
The State Department's Wittes added that the two were already coordinating both on diplomatic and donor initiatives.
Journalists from the region were invited to participate in a "virtual press briefing" with Tamara Wittes to discuss President Barack Obama's Middle East speech that he delivered on Thursday.
Wittes said "partnership, neutrality and mutual interests," are principles that govern the Obama Administration's foreign policy in the region and the world, pointing out that such a strategy relies on listening to partners.
Wittes, for her part, commended the reforms Jordan had achieved in the field of human rights and the partnership between private and public sector.
Brookings Institution senior fellow Tamara Cofman Wittes contends in Freedoms Unsteady March that it is imperative the United States promote democracy in the Arab world.
Wittes the editor of How Israelis and Palestinians Negotiate former director of the US Institute of Peace (an official government institution) and a senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings believes that calculated US assistance can bring about genuine democratic change.
Countering the spread of Islamist terrorism remains an important justification for Tamara Coffman Wittes, but she makes the more ambitious case that Arab democracy is vital to avert looming political disasters and, most controversially, would be supportive of other American interests.
Wittes believes that the proper legal framework for military interrogations already exists by virtue of the McCain Amendment and the Army Field Manual, which are in compliance with the Geneva Conventions and specify what tactics are authorized and which are forbidden.
Wittes also dissects the Bush administration's failure to advance freedom in the Middle East.
As Benjamin Wittes noted recently in The Atlantic, Republicans now enjoy the best of both worlds: They can use the abortion issue to mobilize a hard-core pro-life base while not actually being obliged to enact the politically unpopular restrictions those groups would demand.
--"Letting go of Roe" by Benjamin Wittes, The Atlantic Monthly, January/February 2005, pp.