The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness

By Peter Isackson

As Donald Trump’s war of attrition has wound down to the point at which only an organized revolt could provide the final glimmer of hope the president is hoping for to extend his lease on the White House past January 20, the American people and US media are left wondering how the president-elect will fill the role of an absent reality TV host. It may,...

The Dazzling Shallowness of Bernard-Henri Levy

By Stephen Chan

One of the attractions, or oddities, of France is its reverence of those who are regarded as philosophers, or at least philosophical thinkers. In the age of fast information, we also have fast philosophy — soundbite philosophy. Not that this has no value, but this value has to be abstracted from the veneers that accompany not just instant thought but instant thought that seems intellectually...

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The 2020 US Election Explained

The 2020 US Election Explained

By Atul Singh

With elections due on November 3, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has busted a plot against Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer. An armed militia allegedly planned to abduct and overthrow her. Whitmer had ordered stringent lockdown measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus that many Michiganders opposed and that...


How Israel Factors into the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

What’s “Natural” on the Galapagos Islands?

Sudan’s Ties With Counterrevolutionary Gulf States

Is Modi’s “Make In India” Initiative Working?

Will Saudi Arabia Normalize Relations With Israel?

Not All Arab States Will Normalize Ties With Israel

100 Years of Women and the Vote

FO Live: US Election Special

Kuwaiti Efforts to Help Stabilize Iraq

Does Online Learning Damage Children’s Brains?

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is now in its 72nd year. Israel has been given renewed impetus after agreeing to the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates on August 13, when the two states announced the normalization of diplomatic relations. Bahrain soon followed in Abu Dhabi’s footsteps. Now, along with Sudan, there are five Arab countries that recognize Israel, and there are rumors that others...

By Kourosh Ziabari & Richard Seaford