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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

How America Did Nothing to Stop a Genocide

How America Did Nothing to Stop a Genocide

by    Jonathan Bissell

America’s reluctance to prevent the Rwandan genocide was a policy failure on numerous fronts. In April 1994, ethnic Hutus began the systematic killing of their fellow countrymen, the Tutsis, in the sub-Saharan African country of Rwanda. Over the next few months, approximately 11% of the country’s population, around 800,000, were murdered in arguably the largest act Read More

Investing in Youth for the Future of Afghanistan

Investing in Youth for the Future of Afghanistan

by    Muhammad Idrees

Afghanistan’s young people face many challenges that need to be overcome in order to move the country forward.  On July 23, 2017, more than 120 passionate and determined young people from all over Afghanistan assembled to talk about their role in the future of their country. The Afghan Youth Parliament is a novel concept in Read More

Signs of Hope in the Middle East? Don’t Hold Your Breath

Signs of Hope in the Middle East? Don’t Hold Your Breath

by    James Dorsey

The optimistic view may be that the Middle East is six years into an era of political, economic and social change. Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife and debilitating regional rivalries. The Islamic State (IS) is on the cusp of Read More

Is Spain About to Break Up?

Is Spain About to Break Up?

by    Conn Hallinan

Spain’s Catalonia region votes for independence this fall. For some, it’s a referendum on austerity policies that have crippled economies all over Europe. When voters in Spain’s Catalan region go to the polls on October 1, much more than independence for the restive province will be at stake. In many ways the vote will be Read More

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