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Implications of Somalia’s election to the UN Security Council

  • The election of Somalia to a two-year seat on the UN Security Council earlier this month was a significant step for a country that has long been torn by civil war, secession, piracy and terrorism. The last time it served on the council was more than 50 years ago, in 1971-72. This membership cou...
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Now all eyes are on Rafah and Washington

  • An Israeli attack in southern Gaza last week ignited a fire in a camp for the displaced at Tel Al-Sultan in western Rafah that killed at least 45 Palestinians, many burned alive, and injured hundreds more, adding to at least 36,000 killed and more than 100,000 injured since the start of the con...
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ICC action brings an end to Israel’s exceptionalism

  • International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan on Monday announced that he would file applications for arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant, as well as against three Hamas leaders, for gross violations of international humani...
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How the Gaza war is derailing peace efforts in the wider region

  • In addition to its devastating direct effects, Israel’s war on Gaza has delayed if not derailed several key projects aimed at reshaping the region by restoring peace and security. Many thought that those grand visions of historical reconciliation and cooperation would lead to greater prosperity...
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What US must do now it has joined global consensus on Gaza

  • Monday’s Riyadh meeting between Gulf Cooperation Council foreign ministers and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed that America has joined the international consensus on most aspects related to the war in Gaza and on the resolution of the underlying Israel-Palestine conflict. However,...
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GCC-EU strategic partnership passes an important milestone

  • Two years after the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council announced their strategic partnership, they passed another milestone this week by holding a high-level meeting on security cooperation. All 33 member nations of the two blocs attended, with most represented by their foreign ministers. Se...
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GCC calls for end to cycle of violence in wake of Iran’s failed attack

  • Gulf Cooperation Council foreign ministers met earlier this week in an emergency session focused on the recent military escalation in the Middle East, with Israel’s attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus and Iran’s retaliation. Israel has promised to “retaliate” for the retaliation, in an ...
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GCC vision for regional security unveiled for the first time

  • On Thursday, the Gulf Cooperation Council unveiled its vision for regional security for the first time in its 43-year history. In the past, that vision was reflected in the communiques issued by the GCC heads of state at the conclusion of their annual summits. It has also informed the statement...
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Canada’s Gaza policy shift reasserts its moral leadership

  • Canada appears to be recalibrating its policy toward the war in Gaza. Initially, it sided uncritically with Israel, but it has now reconsidered in light of the catastrophic conditions in Gaza, which has become a virtual concentration camp and a free-for-all death zone. Palestinians who are not ...
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Ending the war in Gaza is essential for regional security

  • The Gulf Cooperation Council foreign ministers this week held several meetings in Riyadh with their counterparts from Egypt, Jordan and Morocco that were focused on the war in Gaza and its regional repercussions. The Riyadh meetings were part of a flurry of gatherings aimed at de-escalation i...
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