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A justified military response

  • Only firm action works with those who respect no agreements and enter into dialogue just to gain time. Such elements understand nothing but the language of force.Houthis, their foreign and domestic collaborators, turned the outcomes of the Yemen National Dialogue Conference into a travesty in the...
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Clear choices facing Iran

  • The change of occupants in the White House following the 2016 US presidential elections has affected the whole world, but for Iran specifically it has truly been significant. Today, mass demonstrations on the streets of major Iranian cities coincide with escalating US sanctions. Last week, san...
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Greater Damascus: The final touches on the new demographic map

  • “Ghouta will fall. That is the message. And when it falls, Idlib must surely be next. And then the Syrians must decide how to break the US-Kurdish hold on Raqqa,” wrote The Independent’s Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk. He did mention that Eastern Ghouta is a besieged “enclave,” but he did...
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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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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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Iran’s jaw-dropping hypocrisy on Qatar crisis

  • There is a famous saying that “in politics, there is neither a lasting friendship nor a permanent enmity, but rather a permanent interest.” It is true. The most successful policies are the most realistic ones, in which pragmatism trumps principles. Take the US, established by its Founding Fat...
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IS — an Iranian tool

  • The two terrorist attacks targeting mosques in Al-Qadeeh and Dammam in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia prove that the Kingdom is fighting a real war.Even before Operation Decisive Storm was launched in Yemen, Iran’s leaders were scrambling to issue one threat after another against Saudi...
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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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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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Middle East’s problems have never been so far from settlement

  • The blood that was shed in the occupied Palestinian territories on the anniversary of Land Day will be followed by more of the same if the “March of Return” continues until Nakba Day on May 15....
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