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Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK. She is editor of the Media Services Syndicate and has interviewed numerous heads of state.

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Will ripping up the Iran deal bring containment or chaos?

Frantic last-minute initiatives by European leaders hoping to coax Donald Trump into salvaging the Iran nuclear deal resemble desperate attempts to rearrange deckchairs on an already partly submerged Titanic. 
 
April 29, 2018

Time for region’s leaders to put Arab interests first

With the Middle Eastern policies of Western nations more fickle, uncommitted and unreliable than ever before, the Dhahran Arab League summit was an opportunity for Arab states to stand up and display strategic regional leadership.

April 15, 2018

After 20 years of Irish peace, why does a Middle East deal remain elusive?

Throughout the 1990s, two civil conflicts dominated the international news agenda: Northern Ireland and Palestine. During the middle of that decade, there often appeared to be greater grounds for optimism around the Israel-Palestine issue.
 
April 12, 2018

Beware Persians bearing gifts! How Iran’s banks funded terror

During the years of Mohammad Khatami’s presidency, many Arab states sought to mend their relationships with Tehran. The Islamic regime’s past efforts to overthrow Arab governments were glossed over.

April 08, 2018

If we really desire peace, diplomats must prevail over the unilateralists

Often a crisis must become dangerously severe before decisive global action is taken to bring about a solution.

April 01, 2018

Will new US security chief take the world to war?

I have spoken to seasoned diplomats who are extremely worried at the prospect of John Bolton’s appointment as US National Security Advisor.

March 25, 2018

When might is right, justice and humanity are wronged

When it came to nuclear brinkmanship, President Richard Nixon was a believer in presenting himself to his communist enemies as a madman who genuinely would press the nuclear button if provoked. Have we now returned to the era of madmen willing to destroy the world on a whim?

March 18, 2018

For enemies of Putin, is nowhere safe?

For Londoners, one of the most notorious events of 2006 was the fatal poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

March 11, 2018