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Linda S. Heard

Linda S. Heard is an author and columnist specializing in Middle East affairs.

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Israel-Palestine peace requires fresh strategies

Enough international conferences. Enough pretending the US is an impartial broker. Every American-conceived initiative has failed primarily because they have all been angled in Israel’s favor, with no respect for UN resolutions.

May 01, 2017

Can the US-Egypt relationship reboot deliver results?

A new day has dawned with the state visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to Washington. On numerous issues, he and US President Donald Trump are on the same page. High on the list is their determination to combat extremist ideology and terrorism.

April 06, 2017

War on Daesh: Poke the nest and the hornets disperse

Daesh’s territorial gains are shrinking fast. The eastern side of Mosul has been liberated. It is only a matter of time before the western areas of Iraq’s second-largest city are cleansed of vicious barbarians whose only relation to humanity’s norms is their outer appearance.

March 27, 2017

Egypt’s reforms begin to pay off

Egypt is gradually emerging from years of economic turmoil caused by serial revolutionary aftershocks that shattered investor confidence and took a heavy toll on foreign currency reserves.

February 27, 2017

Obama’s flawed nuclear deal has opened a Pandora’s Box

Tensions between Tehran and Washington are at their highest in years; dangerously so, some commentators claim.

February 14, 2017