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The Arab Peace Initiative Gets Another Look

The Arab Peace Initiative Gets Another Look

by    Adam Yefet

The resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states could literally reshape global international relations. In March, representatives of 21 Arab nations and Palestine met in Jordan for the 28th Summit of the Arab League. The agenda included the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, as well as issues of diplomacy, security and trade, but the Read More

Pakistan and Qatar: Constraints and Dilemmas  

Pakistan and Qatar: Constraints and Dilemmas  

by    Sulaiman Wasty

Pakistan has no plans to join Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE in severing ties with Doha. Since June 5, 2017, Pakistan has faced what amounts to Hobson’s choice. Saudi Arabia has been asking its fellow Sunni Muslim ally: Are you with Qatar or with us? While Islamabad has expressed solidarity with Saudi Arabia Read More

What are We Doing to Protect the Rohingya?

What are We Doing to Protect the Rohingya?

by    John Feffer

If only Muslims reach out to help the Rohingya, the international community will suffer another blow to its reputation. They were Muslims, and they were leaving the country in droves. Their homeland, a remote corner of a multiethnic country, had become a warzone. Militants had taken up arms to fight for their rights, and the Read More

The State of the European Union

The State of the European Union

by    John Bruton

Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton reflects on Jean-Claude Juncker’s recent speech at the European Parliament. On September 13, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a good speech to the European Parliament. He stressed what he called European values and singled out three in particular: the rule of law, equality and the freedom to voice Read More

Are New Middle Eastern Alliances Reshaping the Region?

Are New Middle Eastern Alliances Reshaping the Region?

by    Maria al-Makahleh Dubovikova and Shehab Al-Makahleh

Political spats and rifts in the Middle East could lead to proxy wars and potentially redraw demarcation lines for new states in parts of Iraq and Turkey. The Middle East is witnessing a total makeover that may change the rules of war, peace and stability not only in the region, but also the world. This Read More

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