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Saad Hariri’s resignation highlights Hezbollah’s malignant role in Lebanon

What a difference a few months make. Back in the summer when I mentioned having second thoughts about visiting Beirut, Prime Minister Saad Hariri...

Egypt beware: Daesh militants who survive will have to go somewhere

Daesh seems to be shaking before finally falling down. It started a few months ago when different parties felt that Daesh had served its...

Negligent Western diplomacy encourages Putin to expand and prosper

Donald Trump rose to power upon promises of abandoning foreign entanglements and putting “America First.” One state in particular is aggressively capitalizing on introverted...

Yemen’s rebel masters in Tehran must be held to account

On Saturday night, while the weekend was winding down in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and citizens prepared for the work week, the skies north...

Qatar: Big lessons from a small country

As a long-time student of geopolitics (for over 46 years), I am rarely surprised by geopolitical developments. There is an almost inevitable logic to...

Hezbollah and Hariri’s resignation, time for confrontation

Around a year later, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri made the normal and expected decision of leaving Hezbollah’s secret government. Hariri formed his government in...

The wrong question of when will a ‘Muslim Luther’ come

We always wonder how Europe and America reached this level of rationality and religious tolerance. Dozens of religions, sects and beliefs peacefully co-exist there....

London’s role in preserving Middle Eastern art

Twice a year, once in October and once in April, those interested in Islamic antiquities converge in London to take part in Islamic Art...

Lebanese ‘friends of Syria’ are heading for a dead end

With the appointment of a new ambassador to Damascus, Lebanon has taken a step forward toward the official normalization of relations with the Syrian...

Saudi crown prince is a force for moderation, unlike Tehran

This week, Iran’s state-owned media hailed the regime for supposedly being a constructive player in the region and creating hope for the younger generation....

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