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Jordan-Egypt-Iraq alliance ready to blossom

  • Jordan, Egypt and Iraq are coming together to bolster ties and build a common regional vision amid changing geopolitical realities. On Sunday, King Abdullah, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi held a one-day summit in Baghdad, their third within three years, du...
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Raisi can help Iran by shunning hard-line stance

  • A few months ago, not many people outside Iran had heard of Ebrahim Raisi, the winner of Friday’s presidential election. But a flood of media profiles and background information had poured out even before his election victory was seen as a foregone conclusion. He was the hand-picked candidate o...
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Political will required for Jordanian reform to materialize

  • Jordanians continue to react to last week’s appointment by King Abdullah of former Prime Minister Samir Rifai as the head of a 92-member committee tasked with modernizing the political system. The king asked Rifai to put forward new draft election and political parties laws; look into the requi...
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Palestine’s Generation Z nullifying Israeli narrative

  • When Israel arrested Muna and Mohammed Al-Kurd on Sunday, there was a digital tsunami of support for and solidarity with the most famous twins in Palestine. On Twitter and Facebook, activists from all over the world called for their immediate release. The international media again headed to the...
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Israel’s motley coalition has one goal: Ousting toxic Netanyahu

  • After four deadlocked general elections in two years and the daunting prospect of a fifth, Israeli politicians are on the verge of forming a coalition government that will bring an end to 12 years of often controversial rule by Benjamin Netanyahu. On Sunday, the head of the ultranationalist Yam...
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Biden will manage Palestinian-Israeli conflict without resolving it

  • Facing his first international crisis, US President Joe Biden sought to prevent Israel from facing reprimand at the UN Security Council, opting instead to publicly support its right to self-defense, while privately exerting pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to wrap up the military o...
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Israel cannot contain the trio of crises it has ignited

  • Even before the eruption of the latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Israel had suffered a serious public relations defeat — one that tarnished its image, probably beyond repair, around the world. Its repeated horrific incursions and attacks on worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque and its attemp...
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Only US intervention can halt Israel’s Jerusalem onslaught

  • Almost three years ago, then-US President Donald Trump took the illegal and unilateral step of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s united capital. By doing so, he and his top aides said the US had taken Jerusalem off the negotiating table. In the words of Trump: “We don’t have to talk about it an...
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High-level US visit sheds light on new regional policy

  • A senior US delegation is visiting the Middle East this week, almost four months since Joe Biden was sworn in as president. This is the first high-level diplomatic contact between the US administration and regional officials. The delegation, led by Brett McGurk, the White House National Securit...
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Biden’s recognition of Armenian genocide a message to Erdogan

  • For decades, US presidents have failed to recognize the 1915 massacres committed by the Ottoman Empire against Armenians as “genocide.” The main reason was geopolitical. Turkey was a key Western ally on the forefront of confronting the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. As a member of ...
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