Macron’s perfect riposte to the politics of hate

By Yossi Mekelberg Whether or not one agrees with French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision of the future of the EU, as laid out in his recent Sorbonne speech, at least he has one. He must also be recognized for his courage in setting out a bold, ambitious and long-term vision, which is refreshing and encouraging. From almost day one of his victory More...

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By admin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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UNESCO exit a self-inflicted wound for US

By Osama Al-Sharif It would be naive to believe that the US decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will not hurt the Paris-based UN body. Washington More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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No PR campaign can hide Iran’s malign influence

By Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed The massive advertising campaign launched by the Iranian government during the nuclear agreement negotiations about three years ago to influence the Western public opinion was based on More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Trump’s Iran strategy: Rhetoric and bluster, or aggressive containment?

By Baria Alamuddin President Donald Trump had scarcely finished his long-awaited announcement decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, when Iranian proxy forces were already massing around the Iraqi city of Kirkuk digging More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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How Trump may have set a trap for Iran

By Oubai Shahbandar To understand why the Iranian government is worried about President Donald Trump taking a harder line with sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards, we first must take a look back at how the More...

By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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A poll that reflects how Saudis feel, not just the stereotypes

By Maha Akeel The royal decree to allow women to drive in the Kingdom came as a happy surprise, not only for Saudis but for the whole world — with the decision making headlines globally.  While highly anticipated, More...

By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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aFor Tehran, the Revolutionary Guards are more important than the nuclear deal

By Raghida Dergham When the administration of former President Barack Obama claimed it was helpless in relation to Iran’s separation of nuclear negotiations from its regional ambitions, it omitted to say that More...

By admin On Monday, October 16th, 2017
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Can we ban all nuclear weapons? Yes, we can

By Yossi Mekelberg Since it was first awarded in 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has been regarded as the most prestigious accolade that any individual or organization could receive for their hard graft to bring about More...

By admin On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Qatar’s Iran leap will lose it long-term leverage

By Dr. Manuel Almeida Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Qatar last week, his second this year, was the latest in a series of diplomatic moves that brought Doha and Tehran closer in recent More...

By admin On Saturday, October 14th, 2017
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Understanding the current US-Turkish diplomatic standoff

By Sigurd Neubauer Amid escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile program, and uncertainty over whether President Donald Trump will More...