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Hussein Shobokshi
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on : Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014

Opinion: The Freedom and Responsibility of the Press

There have been constant calls for the liberation of the Arab media, the abolishment of censorship and demands for ministries of information to promote freedoms almost without limits or restrictions, like those enjoyed in North America and Europe. But the people making these demands forget that the media is just a cog in the larger social machine, part of an interactive system. Freedom of the press is explicitly guaranteed in constitutions around the world. In the West, the press is describe...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Whatever happened to deterrence?

We have grown accustomed to the deterrence theory formulated as the Cold War began. The concept covers “nuclear deterrence” down to the last detail. Nuclear deterrence—or, more accurately, the “balance of terror” and mutually assured destruction theory—constituted a key element of the Cold War and gave rise to several important results. The first was how this idea facilitated the independence of the majority of African, Asian and Latin American states by means of revolutio...

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Samir Salha
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on : Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2014

Opinion: What next for Turkey’s Kurds?

The results of the local elections and its repercussions on the political scene continue to reverberate throughout Turkey. The Justice and Development Party (AKP) was the biggest w...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Libya is ripe for international intervention

When crises proliferate and compete in one geographic location, it is only natural that some will gain priority over others. This explains the current puzzling absence of the inter...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Me, My Selfie, and I

I, like many others perhaps, used to be embarrassed to be seen stretching out my hand in order to take a photo of myself with my camera or my smartphone. I used to do it discreetly...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 22 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Camouflaging Extremism

It is ironic that British authorities supervising nonprofit organizations in the country have only just noticed the threats posed by these so-called charities which are used to esp...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Monday, 21 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Can we Reconcile with the Brotherhood?

Egypt, the UAE and Saudi Arabia have all classified the Muslim Brotherhood as an illegal terrorist organization. However, even if we classify the group as being outside the law...

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Hamad Al-Majid
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on : Monday, 21 Apr, 2014

Opinion: A Partnership against Terror

Labelling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group has caused an earthquake whose reverberations have reached Europe, particularly Britain. After targeting Al-Qaeda and like-minded...

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Amal Mousa
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on : Sunday, 20 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Real Reform, not Revolution

Amid all the uncertainty and confusion that accompanies the social changes most Arab societies are currently experiencing, there is one clear fact that must be courageously acknowl...

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Camelia Entekhabi-Fard
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on : Sunday, 20 Apr, 2014

Opinion: A Hero for All Iranians

President Rouhani was in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan in southeastern Iran on April 15. To the cheering crowds who met him, he proclaimed: “We don’t have second-class...

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