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Congress bares its teeth

  • Saudi Arabia has been one of America’s closest Middle East allies ever since King Abdul Aziz met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on a US warship moored near Cairo in February, 1945. Despite very different in terms of culture, the two leaders got along famously.Although there have been...
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KSA: Key to regional peace

  • Not so long ago, the idea of predominately Sunni Arab states unifying was greeted with unflattering jokes. The Arab League was written off as nothing more than a debating society. The Gulf countries looked to the United States as their staunchest western ally that would come to their defense in...
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The horrors of Trumpistan

  • Mexicans are drug traffickers and rapists. The physically disabled are figures of fun. Women are objectified for their looks. African Americans can be trusted with money; that job goes to short guys wearing yamulkas. Muslim-Americans should be registered on a database or possibly placed in...
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Iran: Upsetting regional balance

  • In one swoop the regional balance of power has been changed, perhaps forever thanks to President Barack Obama who’s been pushing for a deal with Iran for six years, mostly behind the scenes. If this arrangement is ratified, which it probably will be, the Islamic Republic of Iran emerges...
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IS — a Baathist brainchild?

  • A recent report by the German magazine Der Spiegal, drawn from documents smuggled from Syria to Turkey, is eye-opening. It is one more confirmation that the organization calling itself the “Islamic State” was conceived and managed by former Iraqi Baathist former officials in Saddam’s regime.It...
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Bright future awaits Egypt

  • At last an Egyptian leadership with vision and foresight! President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi has grand ambitions for the future, which just months ago may have sounded more like wishful thinking than actually doable. Not so today!The country’s Economic Development Conference that kicked-off in Sharm...
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The can-do spirit returns to Egypt

  • THIS was the day eagerly awaited by tens of millions of Egyptians. On Sunday, June 8, 2014, former military chief Abdel-Fatah El-Sissi was sworn-in as president of the Arab Republic of Egypt after winning a landslide election victory. The architectural splendor of the imposing Supreme...
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Arab unity: Much more needs to be done

  • The theme of the recent Arab League meet held in Kuwait was solidarity. A worthy but overly ambitious goal when almost half of the League’s member countries are experiencing conflict or interior turmoil, while others hold competing worldviews. Arab leaderships traditionally recoil from airing...
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Illiteracy challenges British and US future competitiveness

  • Throughout the Arab world, parents eye English education for their children, spending small fortunes on British-run private schools and colleges. Some 60 years ago, one of the most revered institutions of learning was Alexandria’s Victoria College, founded in 1902, whose illustrious student-roll...
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West, hands off Egypt

  • LAST week, Egypt’s interim government was in grave danger of international isolation over its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. President Obama has refrained from calling the army’s ousting of Muhammad Mursi “a coup,” eliciting a mandatory cessation of annual US aid under American law. Instead...
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