Middle East

The (in)compatibility of Islam and Democracy

The effects of the Skyes-Picot Agreement are still being felt today. It is true that the modern Middle East is a house built by...

The Cultural-Historical Debate behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (B)

What about Jews' legal rights? Israel's political rights and sovereignty over the mandated territory called 'Palestine' were favored under International Law. In 1917 Lord...

The Cultural-Historical Debate behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

It is so mistakenly common to refer to the "Middle East conflict" as the “Arab-Israeli conflict.” In fact, in the Middle East there are...

Turkish Realignment

US vice-president Joe Biden is in Turkey to help shore up the languishing relation between the US and Turkey. The Turkish-US alliance has reached...

Hope for Resolving the Water Conflict in the Middle East

The availability of fresh water has direct impact on food and energy production, development of industry, and human survival. Fresh water resources are often...

Changing face of Middle Eastern geopolitics

It is a recognized reality that the Middle East is divided into two greater blocs, where Syria, Iraq & Hezbollah are spearheaded by Iran...

The Origin and Essence of “Palestine” and “Palestinians” as political entities (B)

The Palestinian national movement has become the hostile stepsister, mainly the slayer of the Zionist national movement, and it remained until today absolutist in...

The Origin and Essence of “Palestine” and “Palestinians” as political entities (A)

“Palestine” as a territory and “Palestinians” as a people are not mentioned in the Qur'an or in the Sunnah (Hadīth and Sīrah), or in...

Abu Mazen and the Politics of Paranoia: the Creation of a Palestinian Leadership

The researchers Robins and Post have advanced the theory of political paranoia to deepen our understanding of the psycho-politics of personality. They outline seven...

Russia’s double standard vis-à-vis Israel

Since July 25 last, Assad’s Syrian Arab Army has hammered the Israeli front of the Golan Heights with its artillery, often logistically supported by...

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