April 11, 2024
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Who Is The Real Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia?

Is the new Deputy Defense Minister Prince Abdulrahman Al-Muqrin a potential contender for the Saudi throne? by Irina Tsukerman Can normalization with Iran alone fully explain the sudden change in Saudi policy from a combination of defense assertiveness and diplomatic engagement to complete docility? The signs that an interest in appeasing Tehran played a major […]

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The enemy within and the lack of courage by the West: Why They Don’t Want to Touch the Islamists

by Giovanni Giacalone On Saturday October 21st massive pro-Palestinian demonstrations took place in London with slogans invoking “jihad”, the “Dawlat al-Islam” (the Islamic State)  and other hate chants such as “Lanaat Allah ala al-Kufar” (May Allah curses be on infidels) and “Lannat Allah ala al-Yahood” (May Allah curses be upon the Jews). In a video […]

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The Arab dream of Bashar El Assad

by Mustapha Tossa Under the starry sky of Damascus, Syrian President Bashar El Assad must have only one dream after living more than a decade of solitude. A descent from his presidential plane at the airport in Riyadh, welcomed with great pomp by the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed Ben Salman. With the honors of a […]

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UAE and International Monetary Fund Meetings

by Maria Maalouf The spring meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund for 2023 are upon us. The world is still looking for ways to mitigate the repercussions of the Corona pandemic, which has exhausted the global economy. The international economic crisis has heightened in light of the catastrophic effects of […]

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Who – and What – Is Behind the Deadly Clashes in Sudan?

by Scott Morgan   April 15th, 2023 was the date of an event that was shocking but sadly not surprising. Gunfire erupted between two factions of the Sudanese Military. They are the Army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF. So how did we get here?   We have to go back to April 2019 to […]

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The Emirates and Europe, A Sustainable Relationship

The Emirates and Europe a sustainable relationship by: Maria Maalouf Whoever observes the movement of Emirati diplomacy concludes that he is in front of a hive of bees that does not tire and does not get bored, achieving results without being distracted by a lot of words, as it is a diplomacy of actions, not […]

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Saudi Support for Lebanon is Suspended until Guarantees are Available

By Maria Maalouf Over the years, Lebanon has at times been the center of the world’s attention on its various affairs and crises. The small country has enjoyed constistent international support, especially since the signing of the Taif Accord,  sponsored by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia three decades ago. The Taif Accord ended the fratricidal […]

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Review of Social Development Bank Initiatives in Saudi Arabia

By Dr Sultan Alateeg Governments in many affluent nations now face financial and social difficulties as a result of the global financial crisis. Today’s governments face challenges brought on by years of excessive spending, rising debt, and expanding budget deficits. Governments must also cope with rising unemployment, little to no economic development, more poverty, and […]

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The love between the Italian left-wing and Qatar is a risk to regional security

By Giovanni Giacalone The Qatargate scandal is only in its very early phase, but the situation already seems to be very serious. The “Italian job”, as indicated in the Belgian court papers due to the fact that so far most of the involved individuals are Italians and mainly linked to Partito Democratico-PD and Articolo 1 […]

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The Muslim Brotherhood’s Anti-Semitism

by Jackson Richman The Egyptian cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi died last week at the age of 96. He was beloved by the Muslim Brotherhood, an anti-Semitic terrorist group. Founded by Hassan al-Banna in 1928, the Brotherhood’s anti-Semitism runs deep. It supported the Nazis and Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem who was a close […]

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