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Some return to the past, others look to the future

  • Afew days ago, I attended the World Government Summit in Dubai. Boasting contributions from a select group of leading political, economic, scientific and intellectual figures, it took place a few days before the seventh anniversary of the popular uprising that ended Muammar Qaddafi’s rule in...
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Some return to the past, others look to the future

  • A few days ago, I attended the World Government Summit in Dubai. Boasting contributions from a select group of leading political, economic, scientific and intellectual figures, it took place a few days before the seventh anniversary of the popular uprising that ended Muammar Qaddafi’s rule in...
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Looking at Catalonia crisis in a wider context

  • The worst has come to pass, and the two protagonists of the Catalonia crisis have slid into open confrontation. Barcelona is unhappy with the marriage, and Madrid is unwilling to entertain a divorce. Madrid regards the pro-independence Catalan government as rebels, and the independence referendum...
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Hopefully it is the beginning of the end for Assad

  • Forget about fake “nationalist” condemnation and crocodile tears for a doubtful “sovereignty,” since Syria has become nothing but a mailbox where regional and international political messages are exchanged. Instead, look deeper at a situation where human lives have become irrelevant in the fa...
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Soleimani’s occupations through war, peace and agreements

  • Those familiar with how Iran’s political institutions work explain Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s intended appearances in photos and films shot in Arab battlefields where his militias fight, and the broadcasting of them on TV and online social networks, as part of the “psychological warfare” that Tehran...
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Syrians at mercy of ‘Washington barber’

  • Although Syria’s tragedy is too painful to be associated with humor, the suffering that both Moscow and Washington are inflicting on the Syrian people reminds us of a kind of a ‘black comedy’ joke.It goes like this: A barber was very keen on his son inheriting his ‘salon’, but the young man wasn...
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Lebanon: Electoral escapism

  • The Lebanese are surely entitled to celebrate exercising one form of “democracy” provided to them by the municipal and mayoral elections. Of course they are, given that foreign dictates have for almost two years prevented the election of a new president; and that they have almost forgotten that...
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Iran’s costly, fake ‘democracy’

  • Iranians are, of course, free to accept the Vali-e-Faqih brand of “democracy” or reject it. But such “exceptional democracy” is proving extremely costly to the Arab world.What the ruling authorities in Tehran regard as democracy or Shoura is beyond the scope of this argument. It is enough to say...
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Role of Assad clan in Syria

  • The unfolding Syrian crisis is now looking more and more like a carbon copy of the Palestinian crisis. Almost all the ‘constants’ of world powers toward the near east in the aftermath of the First World War remain unchanged. We are still living the same religious, cultural, interest-based...
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When Obama talks, Putin acts

  • Like many, I listened the other day to Barack Obama talking about the Russian military intervention in Syria. In his talk the American president criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin’s refusal to distinguish between the Daesh and Syria’s moderate opposition, regarding the Russian president...
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