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A tale of three troubled elections

  • In a rare phenomenon, this year will see a number of legislative and presidential elections take place across the Arab world. Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and even Libya and Tunisia are all lining up to hold what can only be described as crucial elections. Interestingly, all of these countries are going...
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Again at a crossroads

  • The failure of a Palestinian/Arab bid to pass a resolution last week at the UN Security Council essentially setting a deadline to end the Israeli occupation and allowing for the creation of an independent Palestinian state has triggered a series of reactions that threaten to drive the two sides...
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Al-Maliki’s bitter harvest

  • In retrospect, the Sunni uprising that is gripping northern and eastern Iraq today was bound to take place eventually. Eight years under Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki’s self-serving policies of political exclusion and marginalization have pushed Iraq’s Sunni’s over the edge. In the midst of a...
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Assad’s Pyrrhic victory in Aleppo

  • To the victor go the spoils, but who exactly are the victors in Syria following the epochal fall of East Aleppo to regime forces and their Iranian and Russian allies? As tens of thousands of traumatized civilians begin their painstakingly slow evacuation from the ruins of what used to be their...
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Daesh is more than a terrorist organization

  • There was an important subliminal message in Friday’s dual attacks in Kuwait and Tunis: Daesh, is much more than a terrorist organization wedged between Syria and Iraq; rather it’s a cross-border dogma that inspires and motivates people, mostly youth, all over the world. Much has been written...
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Does Arab League matter?

  • Most Arabs will be the first to admit that the Arab League, the 68-year-old organization, is a dysfunctional body that has manifested Arab divisions and deep differences rather than realizing its stated goal which is, according to its charter, to “draw closer the relations between member...
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Egypt: Will the army step in?

  • Egypt is getting out of control: The police are on strike in a number of cities, the civil disobedience in Port Said is in its fourth week, hooligans are attacking and ransacking public buildings, and angry youth are clashing with anti-riot police on daily basis. The government has been unable to...
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Egyptians pin all hopes on El-Sissi

  • Despite sporadic protests by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) supporters, Egypt managed to pass an important milestone last week when it successfully held a two-day constitutional referendum. The poll was one of the main objectives of the military drawn road map that was issued following last July’s...
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El-Sissi is the only hope for Egyptians

  • IF all goes as planned Egypt’s strongman, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sissi, should announce his candidacy for the presidency in the coming few days. The results, if he does, are predictable. He stands to win at least 70 percent of the votes. Preparations for his historic announcement...
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Ending the Syrian crisis

  • UN Security Council resolution 2254 on Syria, which was adopted unanimously on Friday, offers the most comprehensive and detailed road map to date to end the five-year Syrian conflict. It enshrines the principles and points of agreement that had emerged from previous meetings in Geneva and Vienna...
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