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2020s global leadership: The future is young and female

  • An Iraqi university student holds an Iraqi flag during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq Dec. 29, 2019. (Reuters) Our transition into a new decade is an apt moment for soul searching — looking at my grandchildren and wondering where the world is going. In every direction t...
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A century of progress is just the beginning

  • With hard-won gains in legal, academic and workplace rights, we are experiencing an exhilarating period for women. Ladies are engaging with the world with growing confidence and speaking out fearlessly on issues such as equal pay and sexual abuse. For any society to flourish, men and women cannot...
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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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A Lebanese solution today or regional conflict tomorrow

  • Lebanon’s cedars resemble a sun-dried forest awaiting the spark: Escalating civil disorder, violence by armed factions, assassinations, state failure, financial collapse ... this is the same remorseless path into civil war that we passively watched Libya, Syria and Yemen pursue after 2011. Have...
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A new era of paramilitary supremacy in Iraq

  • Iraq has a new prime minister, and his name is Nouri Al-Maliki. The actual occupant of the post, Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani, is a nobody with zero parliamentary support who is entirely beholden to those who placed him in power. There are excellent reasons why hundreds of thousands of Iraqis bro...
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A threat to us all from the rogue merchants of death

  • Illicit military cooperation between North Korea and rogue states such as Iran and Syria is perhaps one of the major untold stories of our time. In the 1990s, before Iran’s nuclear program was common knowledge, dozens of Korean technicians were working in Iranian nuclear and ballistic facilities...
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A towering inferno exposes Britain’s social injustices

  • Appalling images of a blazing London housing block were beamed around the world last week, after a 24-story building was ravaged by fire in minutes. Fifty-eight people died or are missing presumed dead, although the toll could have been far higher were it not for Muslim residents commemorating ...
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A year after Beirut port atrocity, time for a new sovereign Lebanon

  • Over 200 people died in the Beirut port explosion on Aug. 4 last year. The survivors, too, have been abandoned to slow, torturous deaths from hunger, poverty, lack of medicine and the political turmoil yet to come. People lost everything that day; their families, their health, their possessions...
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After Irbil, no more appeasing aggressor states like Iran

  • Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Tehran suddenly feels liberated to embark on its own escalations targeted at the US, Iran’s opponents in Iraq, and perhaps Israel. No fewer than 12 ballistic missiles were unleashed on Sunday against sites near the US Consulate in Irbil. Usually, Tehran sta...
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America showers Tehran, Ankara and Moscow with Christmas gifts 

  •   “We cannot protect our interests… without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies.” This was the damning indictment with which US Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned last week, immediately after learning of President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw milit...
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