The Price of Fear, the Price of Dictatorship

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Sami Jamil Jadallah


Revisiting the Arab Spring


I grew up when there were curfews that lasted for days, when listening to the wrong radio station could land you in jail, when a stupid, illiterate “security/mokhabarat” could haul you to jail for no reason and I remember when and actually saw “darak” policemen on horses raid villages breaking into homes mixing rice, oil, lentil and flour in the middle of the floor.

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Trump and the Palestinian State

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

Trump’s victory was a real shock, not only for decision-makers in every single capital on this planet, but also to experts and observers who saw nothing but a landslide triumph for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton.

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Venezuela: Time to Prevent Another Syria

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Cynthia M. Lardner


Comparing and Contrasting Venezuela and Syria


The world stands by in horror watching the Syrian War crisis unfold in the news. Now with over 150 countries, paramilitary groups and terrorist groups involved, there is no answer to the question of how to create peace. The harsh reality is that the peacekeeping and peacebuilding needed to start before conflict escalated into a civil war.

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Temperament & Mood of People around the globe is fluctuating, as is the climate


Siddhartha Rastogi

Japan experienced a massive Earthquake a few days ago, followed by snow in Tokyo city after 54 years. The Philippines has been struck by five deadly typhoons in the last decade itself, displacing over four million citizens. India has witnessed three consecutive droughts just before 2016 and is witnessing ever decreasing monsoon rains. Beijing got covered with a thick layer of Smog a month back, for the second time this year.

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Jordan has survived the Arab Spring turmoil, ISIS and the Syrian regime plots

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Nehad Ismail

Jordan has survived some tough times in the last five years. It has stoically endured the stresses and strains of regional upheavals and wars despite the opinion of a number of prominent commentators who warned that the country might easily be swept away in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Police Brutality… from Cairo to Minneapolis

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Ahmed Tharwat

You know the situation here is bad when family and friends in Egypt are worried about me because of police brutality and not Islamophobia. The latest tragic shooting of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge is changing the conversation and debate on police brutality and racism in this country.

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Ankara’s loss, another’s gain

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Zeravan Barwary

Syria has become a headache for Ankara as an aftermath of its official support for the Syrian opposition.

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