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What are the consequences of a no-deal Brexit?

  • A little more than a month is left until March 29, the day the UK is set to leave the EU after spending nearly half a century as a member. The bloc emerged out of the ashes of World War II, which brought the continent to its knees. The pursuit of deeper economic integration, and the need to ...
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Anti-Daesh coalition’s progress threatened by unilateral moves

  • For the 81-member Global Coalition Against Daesh, the events of March and October delivered on critical objectives, having wrested Daesh’s last territory and killed its notorious leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, respectively. At its height, Daesh controlled more than 50,000 square kilometers of te...
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Risks of foreign policy by tariffs and sanctions

  • Financial and economic sanctions have become an important strategic tool for Washington to attain its foreign policy goals without engaging in destructive wars and courting messy outcomes. The Trump administration is leaning heavily on sanctions to induce regime change in Venezuela and Iran, wh...
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Time is running out to save Lebanon from disaster

  • Crowds swell with boiling frustrations. The tension is palpable. Protesters gather on the streets, peacefully for now. It is happening on almost every continent; in fact, if this year is remembered for anything, it will be the unprecedented number of protest movements illustrating the gaping ch...
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A launch failure and a sign of troubles to come

  • Last week, Iran’s rush to launch a satellite into orbit ultimately failed — the latest in a string of mishaps that have prevented the country from significantly upgrading its ballistic missile capabilities after at least three other attempts, or so Washington thinks.  The latest attempt ...
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To beat the virus, work together … but will we ever learn?

  • As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread, many public health systems around the globe have come under severe pressure, exposing structural cracks that have been ignored for a long time. Public health in much of the Arab world is no exception. In countries across the region such as Lib...
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A clear best choice to lead world trade reform

  • Erudite debates, extensive interviews and the occasional whiff of controversy surround the selection process for the pivotal and crucial role of director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Some of the candidates are unknown outside top-level business, international organizations and...
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Biden aims for the impossible in Afghanistan

  • A cursory examination of the emerging US policy on Afghanistan would probably conclude that the strategy to end a two decade-old, mostly fruitless, military intervention is ill-conceived and mistimed. That view has substantial support even among the ranks of Washington's dovish cohort, whi...
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The urgent need for water diplomacy amid a decline in global water security

  • March 22 was World Water Day. The theme this year was “Water for Peace,” emphasizing the critically important role of water diplomacy in efforts to foster cooperation and avert conflicts related to the intensifying hydro-politics of our planet. The dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt over the G...
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The lessons to take from the Christchurch mosque terrorist atrocity

  • People march in central London take part in the Women's March as part of an international day of solidarity. (Shutterstock image) While Brenton Tarrant may have acted alone in carrying out his vile attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, he is certainly not alone in the wider s...
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