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GCC takes the initiative

For years one of the most heard refrains behind the scenes in the halls of power in Washington was: “Why can’t the Arabs take the initiative to defend themselves?” This after more than a decade of occ



Romancing the gun

What is it with Americans and their love affair with guns, an affair codified in the Second Amendment — adopted in 1791 as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights — as the rig



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Russia’s positive message

As much as it has surprised the international community, Russia’s decision not to veto the UN Security Council resolution on Yemen has sent a glimmer of hope that it will deal with Arab issues more fa



Downplaying the Iranian threat

In the 1980s the world witnessed the Cold War between the capitalist and communist camps. During those days, I was studying in the United States.



Yarmouk cries for help

The world of advertising is strangely self-contradictory.



Killer robots — not a good idea

Killer robots is a dreadful name, don’t you think?



Turning the page on Ebola

The Ebola outbreak that began last year in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, three of the four countries of the Mano River Union, is the most severe on record since the disease was first diagnosed in



What next in Yemen?

When will Decisive Storm achieve its goals? This is the main question journalists ask impatiently, especially as the operation entered its fourth week.



1915 tragedy and short memory

I am an admirer of all things Turkish. I have fond memories of a few days spent in Turkey, exploring its rich tapestry of history and heritage, especially in Istanbul.

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