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Are Palestinians getting fed up with Hamas?

  • Palestinians march in the streets of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah calling for the cessation of divisions between Fatah and Hamas in this January 12, 2019 photo. (AFP) Gaza last week saw significant protests that focused Palestinian criticism on Hamas. Palestinians in Gaza wer...
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Conditions must be right before Syrian refugees can return

  • The EU and UN this week led a two-day conference of countries in Brussels designed to support “the future of Syria and the region,” including pledging assistance for Syrian refugees who have fled to neighboring countries. While such aid is badly needed, longer-term efforts to end the civil war ...
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Traditional, centrist parties under threat as voters seek change

  • (AFP) Elections and political events in recent years have revealed the serious weakness of the traditional, centrist parties in Europe, the US and some other countries, such as Brazil and Israel. In many countries, voters are clearly tired of parties that, in many cases, ...
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Women continue to be held back in pursuit of top jobs

  • Fortune last month published its 2019 list of the largest 500 US companies based on total revenues. It reported that 33 of those firms have female CEOs — the highest ever number. Still, that means that women account for the top leadership job in only 6.6 percent of the largest US firms. The 2...
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Cycle of Middle East protests likely to continue into 2020

  • The last year has seen major protests — some leading to the resignation of top officials — in many Middle Eastern and North African states. This has raised speculation about whether these protests constitute an “Arab Spring 2.0.” While the 2019 protest movements are, in many ways, a new wave of...
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Learning lessons from COVID-19 hotspots

  • While coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection rates are declining in some countries with high vaccination rates, many countries continue to struggle with the pandemic. As Colombia nears 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, Latin America is the world’s current hotspot. Meanwhile, some other countries — suc...
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US aims to pass Russia, China in vaccine diplomacy race

  • The US may have joined the vaccine diplomacy race late, but it is trying to outdo Russia and China, both of which had head starts. Amid a focus on vaccinating its own population first, the US domestic vaccination campaign has been fairly successful, with 48 percent of Americans now fully inoc...
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Is a religious political left emerging in the US?

  • As the race heats up to determine which candidate will take on President Donald Trump for the Democrats in the next election, there is a surge of energy on the American political left. One aspect of that appears to be a growing movement for a revitalized Christian left, but it is unclear how...
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Gulf states well positioned to benefit from BRI

  • China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during the opening session of the Belt and Road Forum on Legal Cooperation at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 2, 2018. (File/Greg Baker / AFP) In late April, China hosted its second Belt and Road Forum for International Coop...
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US politics in 2021: Polarization, the pandemic and the economy

  • The last year in US politics has been both intense and noticeably calmer compared to the Trump administration. President Joe Biden promised a return to more civil, supposedly normal politics. To some extent, he has delivered, avoiding Donald Trump’s intentionally heated rhetoric. However, the c...
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