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Crown prince’s Jordan visit a milestone in strategic ties

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Jordan this week was an important milestone in Saudi-Jordanian strategic bilateral ties, which date back to 1933. Throughout this long relationship, the leaderships of the two neighboring countries have coordinated policies and positions and collabora...
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Iraq is quickly becoming the land of no rivers

  • While the various Iraqi parties continue to bicker over their respective share of the country’s next government months after the October parliamentary elections were held, Iraq is facing an existential threat of a different kind. Acute water shortages could cause the two main rivers that nouris...
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Interim Iran nuclear deal may be a face-saver for all

  • The International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors on Monday began a weeklong meeting in Vienna that is expected to censure Iran for failing to answer questions regarding its suspected undeclared nuclear sites and activities, which have raised concerns that the regime’s stockpiles of e...
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Palestinians spoil Israel’s flag march by underlining Jerusalem’s Arab identity

  • Fifty-five years after it was captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, East Jerusalem, with its iconic Old City, remains strikingly and unmistakably an Arab city under military occupation, even as a deadly necklace of illegal Jewish settlements is close to strangling it. The unblemished fact of i...
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Assad’s poor choices threaten Syria-Jordan detente

  • For Jordan, a country that emerged relatively unscathed from the ashes of the Arab Spring, the raging civil war in neighboring Syria has always been a source of national anxiety and a key security concern. For decades, relations between the two countries were marked by mutual suspicion, ideolog...
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The hefty price of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty

  • The long and convoluted history of the Jordan-Israel peace treaty, which was signed almost 28 years ago, has seen many ups and downs, but the leaders of both countries have always sought to give the fragile and frigid peace a new lease of life. In September 1997, the late King Hussein threaten...
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The West’s double standard is not an accusation; it is a reality

  • Russia’s war against Ukraine has polarized the world. The reason for Moscow’s invasion of its neighbor notwithstanding, the wide rift has little to do with condemning the Kremlin’s illegal attempt to take over territories of a sovereign state. Few countries support Russian President Vladimir Pu...
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Can Lebanon’s watershed elections usher in much-needed change?

  • It is never easy to speculate about Lebanese politics. One can make the simple deduction that not much will change in the political balance of power in the event that parliamentary elections are held as planned on May 15. There is always the possibility that the elections may be postponed over ...
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The decline in Israel-Russia ties

  • More than a month ago, and two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett flew to Moscow on a secret trip to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and offer his services as a mediator. He had also made several phone calls to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zel...
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Israel’s killing spree will not stifle Palestinian resistance

  • Israel is on edge following a series of Palestinian attacks inside the so-called Green Line that have killed at least 11 Israelis — all carried out by lone attackers. The fact that individual Palestinian youths were able to cross unnoticed into Israel from the occupied West Bank and spread terr...
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