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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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The limits of Jordan’s diplomatic leverage over Israel

  • Efforts by Jordan to convince the Israeli leadership to avoid escalations in Jerusalem and elsewhere in the West Bank appear to have hit a wall. Since the beginning of March, King Abdullah has been calling on visiting Israeli officials not to provoke the Palestinians, especially at Al-Aqsa Mosq...
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Emergence of new conflicts cannot erase the old ones

  • It has been an extraordinary week of regional summits and high-level meetings that spell out an evolving “new Middle East,” to borrow a term from the late Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, and consider how bridges might be built to connect it to the old one. It began last Tuesday, when Egyp...
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Those on sidelines of Ukraine war can help deliver a solution

  • This is a time for cool heads and wise decisions. The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the security of almost every nation on Earth. The longer this crisis drags on, the more dangerous it becomes — so dangerous, in fact, that it could eventually involve the use of tactical nuclear weapons ...
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Uncertainty grips Iran nuclear deal

  • One unexpected casualty of Russia’s war on Ukraine could be the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. After almost a year of painstaking and sometimes deadlocked negotiations in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 group, it finally appeared that a ...
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Israel’s Russia-Ukraine mediation unlikely to last

  • Of all the possible mediators in the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Israel was among the most unlikely. Tel Aviv did not co-sponsor a UN Security Council draft resolution that condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, much to the dismay of the US and European allies. However, it later, under pressure fro...
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West’s stringent Russia sanctions will have wide-ranging effects

  • While pundits on all sides engage in a never-ending debate over who is to blame for igniting the biggest military conflict Europe has seen since the Second World War, the more pertinent question is: How and when will Russia’s war on neighboring Ukraine end? The West made it clear to Russia even...
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Drug smuggling from Syria poses national security challenge for Jordan

  • Jordan is facing a unique kind of national security challenge. It finds itself embroiled in an open-ended war with a highly sophisticated network of drug traffickers on its border with Syria. The threat is not limited to Jordan, which has been described as a drug transit country, with most narc...
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