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AlUla Declaration has turned the page on Gulf tensions

  • In January, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman invited the leaders of the five other Gulf Cooperation Council member states to a meeting in AlUla, where he put forward his collective reconciliation project. The AlUla Declaration was signed in the presence of representatives from Egypt, the US, th...
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Muslim Brotherhood using Palestinian cause to attack Sudan

  • Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan met with Benjamin Netanyahu in Uganda. (AFP) In our region things are not always what they seem, as in the case of the intense attack against Sudan and the chairman of its Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, under the pretext of his meeting wi...
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Is it even possible to change the regime in Iraq?

  • It is true that the Middle East has been shaken by revolutions of late, but no new regimes have risen to power in any of the affected states. Leaders left and governments fell, but the regimes remained strong in Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan. In Libya and Yemen, state institutions completely colla...
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How Erdogan’s aggression could seriously backfire on him

  • All major powers, and the majority of the region’s states, regardless of their political affiliations, have condemned the Turkish invasion of Syria.  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was not actually obliged to commit such a clumsy move. Even his desire to uproot the Kurdish Syrian Democra...
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Southern Yemenis must achieve independence legitimately

  • In a frightening moment last week, we found ourselves faced with another serious crisis in the region — perhaps the start of a more violent civil war in southern Yemen that may last a decade. Now, at this wonderful moment, we see that the crisis has been avoided by prudence on all sides.&n...
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Aden and the battle on Eid’s eve

  • Amid the blessings of Eid, the emotional behavior of Yemen’s Southern Transitional Council (STC) almost resulted in a tragedy that would have lasted for years to come. The council came close to destroying recent achievements in the country and all but ruined its political project of independenc...
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Elections can spare Sudan from divisions

  • Omar Al-Bashir. (Reuters) Two dates this year changed the political scene in Sudan. The first was Jan. 1, when four Sudanese blocs agreed to form a civic movement called the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC). The second date was April 11, when military leaders took a risk and...
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Lawmakers show there is US appetite for confrontation

  • Some believe that the Americans no longer have an appetite for confrontation; but this is not what we feel in Washington, whether in the legislative and executive branches, or in civil and military institutions. Uncharacteristically, it is the Congress that is asking for more, as 400 members ...
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Nile neighbors’ relations return to normal

  • Sudan’s hostility toward Egypt, which lasted more than 20 years, has finally ended. During these years, Cairo and Khartoum were estranged and differences dominated their relations, with each capital being an axis against the other. The visit of Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, the head of Sudan’s...
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The inevitable clash with Iran

  • All possibilities exist when we consider the prospect of a military clash with Iran. It might be widespread, or limited to a targeted response to the recent attacks — or it might not happen at all. However, the regime in Tehran ultimately will face the same fate as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Q...
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