March 2, 2024
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Time limitations, negotiations, and ceasefires do not go along with the objective of eradicating Hamas

by Giovanni Giacalone US President, Joe Biden, recently told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone conversation last week that he would not support a year-long war in Gaza, since presidential elections are near, and asked Netanyahu to speed up the transition to low-intensity fighting against Hamas that would reduce harm to civilians. Israel is […]

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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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Palestinian leader in Italy calls Hamas’ crimes against humanity “self-defense”. Pictures of him with Khaled Meshaal and Ismail Haniyeh only make things worse.

by Giovanni Giacalone In the afternoon of October 10th 2023 in Milan’s very central Piazza Mercanti, less than 100 meters from the famous Duomo square, a pro-Palestinian sit-in took place; one of the many throughout Europe that were organized against Israel’s military response to Hamas. However, something that did not go unnoticed is the fact […]

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Desperate Moroccan Opposition Draws Legitimacy From “Awards Ceremony” aka a House Party in Queens

by Irina Tsukerman Within the last few weeks, the US has praised Morocco twice, underscoring the importance of the relationship with the first country to recognize American independence, but also Morocco’s growing international role. The first recognition came in light of Morocco’s peacekeeping exercises with Washington praising King Mohammed VI for “being a crucial voice” […]

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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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Is the Maghreb Facing the Return of the Islamist Specter?

by Mustapha Tossa Are we witnessing the return of the Islamist specter in the Maghreb countries? The question arises, considering that two countries in the Maghreb region, Tunisia and Algeria, have felt these fears and showed a noticeable anxiety among its ruling elites. Radical and violent Islamism seems to have a good backbone to justify […]

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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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NATO Without Turkey

by Ioannis E. Kotoulas Is Turkey really needed as a NATO member? Does the cost of keeping Turkey as a NATO member begin to exceed the benefits of its inclusion? These questions, difficult as they may be, should be increasingly raised inside the Alliance. The issue is essential, especially as the U.S. on its own […]

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