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US is leading the way in challenging Iran

  • US President Donald Trump has given the Iran nuclear deal a “last chance” and for the final time waived sanctions related to its nuclear program. If the agreement’s “disastrous flaws” are not fixed within 120 days, Trump says the US will withdraw from the deal....
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Gulf Union marches on

  • Last Monday (May 14, 2012), the GCC mid-year, informal summit moved the project of the Gulf Union a step closer by tasking the GCC ministers of foreign affairs, together with the Union Commission chairman, to review and complete the work started by the high-level Union Commission, whose...
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International paralysis in Syria

  • On Friday (June 1, 2012), the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva discussed the massacre in the Syrian village of Houla, which resulted in the killings of 108 people, including 49 children and 34 women. At the conclusion of its session, it adopted a near unanimous resolution,...
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Why this leopard won’t change its spots

  • The pictures coming out of Syria tell part of the story: Thousands of children, women and old people are senselessly massacred almost daily. War crimes, crimes against humanity, extrajudicial killings are committed with abandon. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons...
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GCC-UK Strategic Dialogue takes off

  • I write this week from London, where GCC-UK Strategic Dialogue meetings were concluded with a meeting on Thursday (June 21) between the British Foreign Secretary William Hague, GCC foreign ministers and the GCC secretary-general....
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In Chicago, Obama is a shoo-in, but is it enough?

  • I write this week from Chicago, President Obama’s home base from which he launched his election campaign in 2008.  He eventually made history by getting elected the first African American to assume US presidency.  His friend and former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is Chicago's...
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A day of reckoning for corrupt rulers

  • I WRITE this week from Doha, where an international conference has just concluded, focused on finding ways to recover money taken by former leaders of Arab Spring countries. The Arab Forum on Asset Recovery, probably the first conference of its kind, is the latest step in coordinating...
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Hurricane Sandy and the American political storm

  • I write this week from Washington, where the city is bracing for Hurricane Sandy, a huge storm expected to blow into the city any day, after wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and southern states. What makes things worse this time is that the hurricane blowing from the south is expected to collide...
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Russia-Syria umbilical cord — what to do next

  • LAST Wednesday night (Nov. 14) a meeting was held between the GCC and Russian foreign ministers at the GCC Secretariat in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There was one item on the agenda: Syria. It was the second meeting on the subject between the two sides in as many months. The last meeting was held in...
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The UN and the State of Palestine

  • On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution according Palestine a "non-member observer state", instead of the "observer status," which it had enjoyed since 1974....
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