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Golden opportunity for a comprehensive Iran deal

  • Are Western states serious about a hasty return to a salvaged version of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran? They should take a hard look at the sum total of Tehran’s nefarious activities and think again. There is a school of thought within Western policy-making which supports rushing back into ...
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Game-changing Arab role against Iran’s Baghdad proxies

  • Arab investments are a “threat” to Iraq: This is what pro-Iran elements are claiming following the landmark meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and coinciding with the visit of a Saudi trade delegation to Baghdad. Nouri Al-Maliki, ...
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The death of Prince Khalifa is an immense loss for Bahrain and the entire Arabian Gulf

  • A thousand years from now, the history books will honor the towering founding figures of the modern Arabian Gulf states: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan of the UAE, Kuwait’s Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah — and, of course, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-K...
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A holistic approach to the pandemic of proxy wars

  • Nearly 80 million people, 1 percent of the world’s population, are currently displaced by conflict. A common denominator running through these worldwide conflagrations and insurgencies is the proliferation of foreign-backed non-state paramilitaries and mercenaries. The time has come for a commo...
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Tehran’s warmongering is a last, desperate throw of the dice

  • You don’t need to be an international affairs mastermind to realize that President Donald Trump’s tweeted announcement about withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan by Christmas is dictated purely by electoral considerations. Observers warn this will weaken leverage for negotiation while sur...
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The world has changed, it’s time for new Palestinian thinking

  • For those of us who have championed the Palestinian cause for so many decades, and who view Palestine as the just cause to end all just causes, it is daunting to be faced with new realities. But after 73 years in which  the Palestinians have dogmatically pursued identical methods while los...
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Why Trump’s Iraq drawdown is a gift to Iran and Daesh

  • Halving the number of US troops in Iraq is a terrible idea. Just ask the head of US Central Command, Gen. Frank McKenzie, who in recent days warned of sharp increases in Iran-backed attacks against US bases in Iraq. McKenzie said Iranian attempts to provoke American forces were “very dangerou...
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Our Lebanon awaits its moment of rebirth

  • As with so many troubled romances, Lebanon is the love of my life, which I am unable to live with and also cannot live without. My lifetime has been intimately entwined with this nation’s torments and glories. Instead of celebrating Lebanon’s centenary, we are beset by warnings of its death...
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Hezbollah, Iran and Russia: Still getting away with murder

  • When Hezbollah, Bashar Assad and Vladimir Putin murder their critics, the aim of the exercise isn’t to hide their tracks, but to broadcast to all those who oppose them: “You could be next.” This mobster philosophy of power is about aggressively flaunting your impunity in people’s faces, while r...
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To save Lebanon, break the Aoun-Nasrallah unholy alliance

  • When historians come to write the definitive account of this tortuous phase of Lebanon’s history, it is likely to be President Michel Aoun who bears the lion’s share of criticism for betraying his nation. Just as it is superfluous to criticize the Devil for being evil, nobody expects Hezbolla...
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