February 1, 2023
Opinion
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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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Evaluating DeSantis as a Possible Republican Presidential Candidate

by Maria Maloof In light of the recent US midterm elections, DeSantis, who is 44 years old, celebrated his election as governor of Florida for a second term; a Republican politician and former member of the US House of Representatives, and who has obtained a large percentage of the votes, his star shone in the […]

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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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North America Opinion Politics

Why is the popularity of President Biden declining?

By Maria Maalouf A version of the article appeared originally in Arabic in Sky News Arabia. The observer of American affairs notes that the popularity of any American president and his party is affected by factors that are most sensitive to the American citizen. Among the most important of these factors are the economic issues […]

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Latin America Opinion Politics

In Newsweek: Biden’s Meddling in El Salvador Compounds Open Border Security Disaster

The Washington Outsider’s Editor-in-Chief Irina Tsukerman writes in Newsweek: MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha), an El Salvadoran gang that originated in 1970s Los Angeles, has become known as “the world’s most notorious gang.” Virtually indestructible, it has taken advantage of the Biden administration’s open border policies to advance business and consolidate power. The organization has become so […]

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In NY Post: Biden’s mismanagement of Latin American relations spells disaster for US border security

The Washington Outsider’s Editor-in-Chief Irina Tsukerman writes in the NY Post: This week’s Summit of the Americas should be an opportunity for the US government to get together with its neighbors to find effective solutions to immigration and security challenges. Instead, even the leftist Salvadoran outlet El Faro notes the meeting is shaping up to be another foreign-policy and […]

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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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