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Putin, Raisi and Erdogan have less in common than it appears

  • Tuesday’s three-way summit in Tehran, the first to bring the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran together since 2019, put many common issues on the table, but with a diverse agenda. So diverse, in fact, that the chances of Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ebrahim Raisi agreeing on everyt...
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Palestinians should expect no more than lip service from Biden

  • US President Joe Biden is no stranger to the Middle East. This week may mark his first tour of the region as president, but the former vice president and long-serving US senator has been a familiar face here for more than two decades. He will only be making two stops during his trip. Arriving ...
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Israel’s occupation is its Achilles’ heel

  • With the region witnessing a flurry of diplomatic activity ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit next month, there was a firm stand on one particular issue: The Palestine question. That position was reiterated during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent regional tour, as well as in talks...
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Crown prince’s Jordan visit a milestone in strategic ties

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Jordan this week was an important milestone in Saudi-Jordanian strategic bilateral ties, which date back to 1933. Throughout this long relationship, the leaderships of the two neighboring countries have coordinated policies and positions and collabora...
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The West’s double standard is not an accusation; it is a reality

  • Russia’s war against Ukraine has polarized the world. The reason for Moscow’s invasion of its neighbor notwithstanding, the wide rift has little to do with condemning the Kremlin’s illegal attempt to take over territories of a sovereign state. Few countries support Russian President Vladimir Pu...
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Emergence of new conflicts cannot erase the old ones

  • It has been an extraordinary week of regional summits and high-level meetings that spell out an evolving “new Middle East,” to borrow a term from the late Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, and consider how bridges might be built to connect it to the old one. It began last Tuesday, when Egyp...
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Netanyahu’s exit opens new doors for Jordan, Israel

  • Jordan and Israel are hoping to reset ties after years of strained relations under former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A month after a new coalition government was formed in Israel, ending 12 years of Netanyahu rule, the two sides took a number of initiatives to normalize relatio...
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High-level US visit sheds light on new regional policy

  • A senior US delegation is visiting the Middle East this week, almost four months since Joe Biden was sworn in as president. This is the first high-level diplomatic contact between the US administration and regional officials. The delegation, led by Brett McGurk, the White House National Securit...
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Jordanians need to unite in this moment of crisis

  • Jordanians have been shocked by this week’s revelations concerning Prince Hamzah bin Hussein and an alleged conspiracy to destabilize the kingdom. The government, in a press conference on Sunday, said an investigation is ongoing and that it will be open and transparent. This is an important mes...
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Netanyahu takes ties with Jordan to the brink

  • Last week’s showdown between Jordan and Israel over the obstruction of a previously agreed visit by Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah to Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem to mark a Muslim holy occasion, and Amman’s retaliation by scuttling a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net...
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