Friday, September 25, 2020

Abbas has little choice but to end US boycott

Palestine’s leadership made a very difficult decision in December 2017. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is also chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization...

Divided countries struggle with pandemic response

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic threatens to deepen the divisions within many countries around the world. The crisis poses particular risks for those nations...

Hezbollah’s dilemma over potential IMF bailout

Lebanon is on the brink of economic collapse and is now being forced to ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for help as a...

Why Middle East needs an EU-like regional order

The UAE and Turkey last week exchanged accusations regarding Libya, with each party claiming that the other is a hostile, destabilizing force in the...

Iran using virus crisis to revive image, escalate tensions

The hard-liners of Iran — primarily the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) — are using the cover of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis to...

Will Lebanon’s collapse herald Hezbollah dominance or demise?

Hezbollah and Iran appear more discomforted and defensive than at any time in recent memory, faced as they are with intensifying sanctions, financial hardship,...

Turkey may be considering putting US ties above Russia

There have been some timid steps taken to save Turkish-American relations from their current difficult situation. One was a statement by Turkey’s presidential spokesman Ibrahim...

Will Lebanon’s collapse herald Hezbollah dominance or demise?

Hezbollah and Iran appear more discomforted and defensive than at any time in recent memory, faced as they are with intensifying sanctions, financial hardship,...

Buckle up, the ‘new normal’ is going to be a bumpy ride

One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been a serious of previously unthinkable political and economic outcomes. Even a few weeks ago, few...

Europe’s future: Victor Hugo’s dream, or Les Miserables

No facet of our personal and social lives is free from the impact of COVID-19. At the moment, the battle is to stop its...

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