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A price to be paid for the new Trump ‘doctrine’

  • US President Donald Trump attends a Christmas Eve church service at the National Cathedral in Washington, US December 24, 2018. (Reuters) US foreign policy in the post-Second World War world was founded on a number of principles, mainly the defense of West European allies and other demo...
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Erdogan’s diminishing returns in Syria

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses provincial heads of his Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on January 11, 2019 at the party's headquarters in Ankara. (AFP) A day after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had an opinion piece titled “Trump is righ...
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Glimmer of hope as nuclear talks reach 11th hour

  • As talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal resume in Vienna, there is a growing feeling that the negotiations may be reaching the 11th hour, signaling either light at the end of the tunnel or an eventual collapse. Nevertheless, there is a chance that the two sides are closer than ever t...
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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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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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US should beware the consequences of taking on OPEC

  • America’s reaction to last week’s decision by OPEC+ to slash production as of November by 2 million barrels per day has been hysterical, impulsive and politically motivated. President Joe Biden blamed Saudi Arabia and Russia for tightening production when the US wanted the opposite in the hope ...
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Silence greets UN report indicting Israel over Gaza killings 

  • It is not surprising but entirely ironic that there has been little or no reaction to last week’s conclusions by an independent UN Commission of Inquiry into the 2018 Gaza protests along the fence with Israel. The investigative commission of the UN Human Rights Council, which presented its f...
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Netanyahu aiming to destroy all paths to a Palestinian state

  • With the world’s eyes focused on the ongoing carnage in Gaza — which is now pushing deeper into its fourth month — little attention is being given to Israel’s other war; the one in the West Bank. It may not be as deadly, but it is dangerous enough that it could trigger a new uprising, a collaps...
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Rejuvenated Biden now needs to reset foreign policy goals

  • At the end of day, there was no red wave sweeping the polls in the US midterm elections. Against the odds and almost all polls, the Democrats were able to retain the Senate, while giving the Republicans a paper-thin majority in the House. President Joe Biden was elated — as he should be. Voters...
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Iran protests: Iranian regime vulnerable but unlikely to implode

  • As the 44th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution approaches, the country of 87 million, ruled by religious hard-liners, finds itself facing the most serious domestic crisis since 1979. For more than four months, tens of thousands of mostly young Iranians have taken to the streets calling fo...
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