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Why hasn’t the US asked Khamenei to step down yet?

  • Only five days after protests started in Egypt in January 2011, then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for “an orderly transition,” meaning it was time for Hosni Mubarak to step down after 30 years at the head of the country. The White House was clearly stating that it no longer su...
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Hezbollah has turned Lebanon into a narco-state

  • When does a country become designated as a narco-state? Have Lebanon and Syria already reached that stage? The simple definition of such a state is that drugs are openly traded with the approval or even protection of the government. So, the answer is simple: The growing Captagon trade has made ...
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East-West divide stretching out to space

  • The divide between East and West has been exacerbated since the beginning of the war in Ukraine. The world is slowly but surely drifting into a renewed dual-block system. History rhymes indeed. It definitely looks like a new twist of the division between the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern...
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Europeans should avoid stoking an East vs. West conflict

  • A few months ago, a large number of politicians and analysts in Europe were calling for a total boycott of Russian energy. They were all loudly stating that the money paid to Russia was used in the war against Ukraine. This message changed last week, when Russia’s Gazprom shut down Nord Stream ...
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Iraqis’ bid for freedom must not be jeopardized by Iran nuclear deal

  • After 24 hours of chaos and conflict, Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr this week called for his supporters to withdraw from Baghdad’s Green Zone, where government buildings are located. Many feared — or still do — that Iraq could fall into civil war and that the clashes between Al-Sadr’s sup...
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At this historic moment for the Middle East we must approach Iran with caution… but strength

  • Relations between Iran and the rest of the Middle East go through cycles. If we were to illustrate them in the form of a graph it would probably look like a low-frequency wave, going down through periods of stress and conflict and then up in times of neutrality or status quo. Never in the pas...
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Kidnapped by Hezbollah, Lebanese suffer from Stockholm syndrome

  • We have a family story that is about one of our now-deceased relatives. As he entered the bathroom, which had just been cleaned, he was unable to find his razor blade for his daily shave. So, he started complaining loudly: “Where is my razor blade? Who misplaced my razor blade? Inshallah, I don...
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Iran’s poison pills holding the Middle East back

  • When the episode of Elon Musk potentially taking over Twitter started, the public learned of a business expression: The poison pill. The poison pill is what the Twitter management and shareholders were looking to use to avoid a takeover. In brief, it allows the shareholders and management of a ...
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Holding Hezbollah accountable more important than left or right

  • Many people question if the political divide between left and right exists in Lebanon. Does the same delineation we see in the West also exist in local political formations? And, if so, who is right wing and who is left wing? A quick answer would be that this is just color on top of the confess...
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EU must work on its relationship with the US

  • At the end of the Second World War, the Allies, led by the US, were planning the largest seaborne military operation in history — what we know as D-Day and the Normandy landings. The invasion would open up Europe’s western front, while the Russians, at great sacrifice, were advancing in the eas...
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