Analyzing OPEC’s mistakes since 2014

By Wael Mahdi The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is known for its massive resources: Last week, BP said the group holds 71.5 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves. But the 14-member organization is also known for its mistakes. It is hard to tell a group of the world’s biggest oil producers, which run state-owned companies More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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An uncertain referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan

By Yasar Yakis The Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) President Masoud Barzani announced on June 7 that a referendum will be held in Iraqi Kurdistan on Sept. 25 this year. It will be a non-binding referendum More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Qatar’s diplomatic crisis is going downhill

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed Qatar’s government moved last week to sign a deal on buying 36 top-notch F-15 fighter jets. After securing this purchase, Doha will have a massive air force at its disposal. It is worth More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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Where does the US administration stand on Qatar?

By Maria Dubovikova The diplomatic spat between Qatar and its neighbors in the Gulf and further afield continues to develop in a dramatic fashion. Some are linking it with US President Donald Trump’s visit to More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
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A towering inferno exposes Britain’s social injustices

Baria Alamuddin Appalling images of a blazing London housing block were beamed around the world last week, after a 24-story building was ravaged by fire in minutes. Fifty-eight people died or are missing presumed More...

By admin On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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The ineffectiveness of Egypt’s social media

By Mohammed Nosseir Egyptians, who tend to express their opinions on every issue and event on social media, are living in a virtual reality show. They are expending their energy in a negative context that is not More...

By admin On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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A mechanism for US mediation in the Gulf

By Raghida Dergham The current crisis between heavyweight Arab countries and Qatar requires exceptional and decisive US mediation. It should be led by a veteran high-level envoy well experienced in Arab affairs, More...

By admin On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Crimes in Lebanon

By Diana Moukalled Crime has increased in many Lebanese areas. In Baalbek in the east, accessible weapons are becoming part of daily life, manifested by crimes committed by shameless people who do not hesitate to More...

By admin On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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Why some Iranian Kurds have joined Daesh against Iran

By Marc Martinez A few days after the first successful terrorist operation in Iran by Daesh, authorities revealed the identities of the five gunmen involved. To the surprise of many, at least four of them were Iranian More...

By admin On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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The debate over US-Saudi arms sales

By Fahad Nazer Saudi Arabia lives in a dangerous neighborhood. To its north, Iraq is in the midst of a military campaign to wrest control of territory that was lost to the terrorist group Daesh over the past two More...