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Why the West should not interfere in Iran protests

  • Mass protests across Iran, now close to entering their third week, show no sign of abating, even though the government is using force in an attempt to crush them. With few independent journalists inside the country and with no internet link, it is difficult to know exactly what is happening. Bu...
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Why a maritime deal with Israel may be good for Lebanon

  • In the midst of all the solemn reports that have come from Lebanon over the past few years, there is suddenly a chance for some good news that could alter the country’s current downward trajectory. Both Israel and Lebanon have sent signals that, after years of intermittent indirect talks to def...
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Blame game begins as Iran nuclear deal hopes fade

  • More than 16 months of on-off negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal appear to have reached a dead end. And now, less than two months before the US and Israel hold crucial elections, in which a deal with Iran — or the lack of one — would surely affect the outcomes, it is almost certa...
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Israel’s security officials warn of West Bank eruption, and they are right

  • The attack by three armed Palestinians on a bus carrying Israeli soldiers in the occupied Jordan Valley on Sunday should come as no surprise, least of all to the Israeli government. Israeli security officials have been warning that the West Bank is a tinderbox that could explode at any time. Th...
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Ambitious new vision needed to fix Arab region’s inequalities

  • The title of the latest report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia on inequality in the Arab region is as disturbing as its findings. The report, “Inequality in the Arab Region: A Ticking Time Bomb,” sums up what numerous other reports and studies have concluded for some t...
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Egypt’s five-way summit: A pragmatic approach to common challenges

  • Monday’s five-way summit in the Egyptian city of El Alamein is a further indication that the region’s leaders are moving along parallel tracks to formulate a new working relationship in a fast-changing world. Hosted by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the meeting included Jordanian King...
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Iraq in constitutional limbo as rivals take to the streets

  • It has now been 10 months since Iraq held its last legislative election — the fifth in the post-Saddam Hussein era — and yet the country’s political rivals remain gridlocked, unable to name a new prime minister and head of state. In fact, Iraq now finds itself in an uncharted constitutional no ...
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Lapid’s unprovoked war merely an attempt to prove his credentials

  • In the annals of the ongoing Palestinian tragedy, Gaza has become a repository of strata of “nakbas” or catastrophes. It is home to those who were evicted or had fled the often bloody Jewish encroachment onto their ancestral land from 1948 onward. It has become a dumping ground for millions of ...
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Sudan junta puts the ball in the court of divided civil coalitions

  • Sudan’s modern history has been dominated by the struggle between civilian powers, fragmented, politically polarized and suspicious of each other, and the military, an entity torn between the attractions of radical ideological forces of the day and neutrality. In fact, between its independence...
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Putin, Raisi and Erdogan have less in common than it appears

  • Tuesday’s three-way summit in Tehran, the first to bring the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran together since 2019, put many common issues on the table, but with a diverse agenda. So diverse, in fact, that the chances of Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ebrahim Raisi agreeing on everyt...
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