January 31, 2023
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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 United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the World Climate Summit

By Maria Maalouf A version of this article in Arabic first appeared in Al-Ain. In recent decades, the United Arab Emirates has demonstrated its ability to adapt to crises and create safer and more sustainable alternatives in all economic, production, and service sectors, including clean energy. It is investing $100 billion in clean energy projects, […]

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US Response to Iran Protests

by Jackson Richman Iranian women have taken to the streets to cut their hair, take off their hijabs and burn them not in calling for reform, but for regime change. The United States must support these demonstrators.   Prominent retired CIA officer Marc Polymeropoulos said on Lebanese journalist Maria Maloof’s show, The Capitol, that while the […]

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Basindowah discusses with German officials the latest events in Yemen

Dr. Wesam Basindowah, head of the Yemeni Coalition for Independent Women, held talks with a number of officials in the German Foreign Ministry and specialists in the Middle East and the Arab Gulf, in addition to German parliamentarians and civil society organizations. This is part of a series of meetings that took place during a […]

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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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In NY Post: Biden’s cynical ploy to return to Iran deal because of Ukraine

The Washington Outsider’s Editor-in-Chief Irina Tsukerman writes in the NY Post: President Biden’s speech announcing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and declaring a set of sanctions against Russia’s elites is, on the surface, a typical statement attacking a ruthless hegemonic dictator. But it not only misses the forest for the trees — it enables the manipulative strategies of […]

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In Newsweek: A Pro-Western Azerbaijan Deserves American Support

The Washington Outsider’s Editor-in-Chief Irina Tsukerman co-wrote an article with Southfive Strategies’ President Jason Epstein in Newsweek. One of us is a human rights attorney stridently opposed to Turkish foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere; the other is a public affairs consultant who strongly believes Turkey is a key pillar in America’s ongoing […]

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Muslim Brotherhood and Khomeinism in Italy and Beyond- Collaboration or Conflict?

The Washington Outsider hosted an expert panel exploring the ideological similarities & tensions between Muslim Brotherhood and Khomeinism, as well as their manifestations in Italy/Europe and the Middle East. Why has the cooperation between these movements increased in recent years? Will tensions over resources & power ultimately undermine common historic roots? Watch Amr Farouk (journalist […]

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