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A new war in the Middle East?

In the Middle East, a new stormy confrontation may emerge. After the ISIS militants’ defeat and the beginning of a political settlement in Syria,...

The ‘Why’ Of the Embassy Move to Jerusalem: ‘Nose to Nose With a Con Man’

The Jerusalem story is the centerpiece of news this week.  Donald Trump and Mike Pence, an evangelical, in favor of moving the embassy and...

Tackling Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism: A Pakistani-US collision in the making

A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from house arrest of...

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem: Letting a genie out of the bottle

US President Donald J. Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and intent to...

Qatari Wahhabism vs. Saudi Wahhabism and the perils of top-down change

A multi-domed, sand-coloured, architectural marvel, Doha’s biggest and national mosque, symbolizes Qatar’s complex and troubled relationship with Saudi Arabia. Its naming six years ago...

Egyptian President Al-Sisi steps up repression to cover policy failure

Egyptian general-turned-president Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi would likely be the first to admit that an iron fist is no guarantee for retaining power. Not because...

Saudi Arabia’s Lebanon gamble may pay off

Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, to...

The Russian strategy in the Middle East

The Russian Federation has already won the war in Syria and is therefore the hegemonic power throughout the Middle East. Despite tensions at the...

Gulf Crisis Creates Opportunity for Asian Nations

The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular...

Targeting Islamic scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia, Saudi Arabia puts itself in the bull’s eye

By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world's foremost Islamic political...

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Rishi Sunak: British democracy being targeted by far-right and Islamists

Rishi Sunak has said democracy is under attack from...

Russia-Ukraine gas deal ends: EU warns of winter energy price hike

The EU risks higher energy prices this winter after...

Ukraine’s Western allies already have a military presence in the country

Paris is contemplating sending a small force into Ukrainian...

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