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Sudan junta puts the ball in the court of divided civil coalitions

  • Sudan’s modern history has been dominated by the struggle between civilian powers, fragmented, politically polarized and suspicious of each other, and the military, an entity torn between the attractions of radical ideological forces of the day and neutrality. In fact, between its independence...
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Libya’s political rivals unlikely to budge despite protests

  • After more than a decade of civil strife, internecine fighting and bitter and often lethal squabbling among various political rivals, which has led to a de facto partition of the country and its constitutional institutions, ordinary Libyans have had enough. Youth-led protests have broken out al...
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The decline in Israel-Russia ties

  • More than a month ago, and two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett flew to Moscow on a secret trip to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and offer his services as a mediator. He had also made several phone calls to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zel...
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Those on sidelines of Ukraine war can help deliver a solution

  • This is a time for cool heads and wise decisions. The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the security of almost every nation on Earth. The longer this crisis drags on, the more dangerous it becomes — so dangerous, in fact, that it could eventually involve the use of tactical nuclear weapons ...
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Israel’s Russia-Ukraine mediation unlikely to last

  • Of all the possible mediators in the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Israel was among the most unlikely. Tel Aviv did not co-sponsor a UN Security Council draft resolution that condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, much to the dismay of the US and European allies. However, it later, under pressure fro...
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Arab League left irrelevant as members prioritize national interests

  • Not since the Arab League’s 23rd summit, held in Baghdad in March 2012, has one of its gatherings garnered as much controversy as the 2022 summit slated to take place in March in Algeria. Back in 2012, the Arab world had gone through seismic changes, with the reverberations of the so-called Ara...
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Time to end Hezbollah’s hold over Lebanon

  • For decades, the sectarian power-sharing understanding between Lebanon’s warlords, who became the faces of its ruling political elite, was a marriage of convenience that allowed each to claim a slice of the country’s lucrative economic cake. That understanding, the Taif Agreement, provided a pe...
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Three regional crises that could be resolved this year

  • At the onset of 2022, the Middle East ranks first in terms of a chain of convoluted conflicts. Some have been gridlocked for years. But pundits cannot escape making some informed predictions about what the year holds for these conflicts. And, yes, there is a sense of optimism regarding some of ...
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No end in sight to the Libyan quagmire

  • A decade after the collapse of the long reign of Libya’s strongman Muammar Qaddafi, the divided oil-rich country finds itself at yet another critical milestone — the Dec. 24 presidential election. Like almost everything in Libya, deep political fissures make this important step a dangerous on...
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Jordan’s constitutional quid pro quo

  • Jordan’s lawmakers have begun their initial debate of constitutional amendments sent by the government, along with two pieces of legislation. The proposed political parties and election laws were drafted by a royal committee that was assigned the task of modernizing the kingdom’s political life...
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