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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 18 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Torn States and Changing Identities

Scotland’s pro-independence camp did not need to form armed groups or practice ritual murders to declare their intention to secede from the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, they pushed forward their secessionist scheme, which would separate the two most populous nations in the United Kingdom for the first time since 1707. The separatists, according to many, are being driven by emotion, swimming against the current—the European current, at least, where steps of rapprochement and hidden fe...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Déjà Vu All Over Again

The campaign that is being waged by some Islamists, backed by some nationalist and left-wing writers and a new generation of their students, against the new international alliance against religious terrorism reminds us of the cynicism and skepticism that dominated the scene during the war to liberate Kuwait in 1991. At the time, the Muslim Brotherhood united with Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athists, Arafat’s PLO and the rest of the pan-Arab movements to attack Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states for ...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 17 Sep, 2014

Opinion: The people of Egypt have spoken

It is not hard to gauge the general mood of the Egyptian public, especially for those who wish to understand it clearly. Despite this, political forces, countries and even Egyptian...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 16 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Iran is taking aim at the anti-ISIS coalition

The sudden dispute over striking ISIS has a backstory. All parties agreed to fight the terrorist organizations of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Nusra Front ...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Monday, 15 Sep, 2014

Opinion: “Better off than Syria or Iraq”

An Egyptian television anchorwoman recently expressed her disapproval of a new development in social media live on air. With some shock—and with an intensity bordering on the...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Negotiating with Israel is not unholy

After years of wars and destruction, bloodshed and devastation, not to mention missed opportunities and accusations of treason in the Arab–Israeli conflict, Hamas politburo m...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014

Opinion: ISIS is bigger than the Kuwaiti army

To understand the magnitude of the problem on a global level, and not just on the Syrian and regional fronts, we must be aware of just how significant the CIA’s estimates of the ...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Opposing Terrorism of Every Stripe

Washington has finally been convinced of the merits of the Saudi vision to confront terrorism through a comprehensive strategy, rather than specific and temporary battles. The US h...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 13 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Sudanese Crises and Brotherhood Stunts

Sudan’s recently escalating problems, both domestic and foreign, are due to its regime’s foreign policy stunts. One example of these is the fanfare over Sudan’s decision last...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 12 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Iraq’s new cabinet is a club of egos

The good news is that Iraqis have succeeded in forming a new government in a much shorter time than they have been used to since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The bad news is...

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