In Focus/Moatasem hamadeh

The transition from division to apportionment does not establish a reconciliation that leads to a national unity, but creates new crises that are a form of division.

The costs of Israeli- Palestinian conflict pdf

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Washington asks the Palestinian negotiator and its political reference to declare his pre-acceptance to enter into negotiations with the Israeli side, and to disregard the rules and objectives of these negotiations, only because the US administration wants that!

The 66 anniversary of Nakba


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The myth of an Israel-Saudi alliance

  • 2017-11-15
  • Mahan Abedin
  • Reading : 37

The Saudi decision to cause a political crisis in Lebanon by forcing Saad Hariri to resign his post as Lebanese prime minister has begun speculation of yet more dramatic events to unfold. Specifically, there are fears of a joint Saudi-Israeli effort to start a war in Lebanon.

Why are teachers rights marginalized in Morocco?

  • 2017-11-07
  • Abderrahim Chalfaouat
  • Reading : 50

The Moroccan Ministry of Education has been working hectically to rectify some of the setbacks from which the sector suffers, especially before the recent sacking of ministers. New teachers have been recruited and ministerial committees have organized surprising field visits. In addition, anti-absenteeism measures have been applied strictly, displaying a tendency to reconsider educational reforms. However, the steps taken may backfire since they give little weight to the teachers themselves, even if they do stop short of accusations of accelerating educations race to the bottom.

Another tumultuous night in Saudi Arabian politics

  • 2017-11-07
  • Thembisa Fakude
  • Reading : 33

The death of King Abdullah in January 2015 resuscitated a debate about reforms in Saudi Arabia. Many suggested at the time that perhaps the inclusion of younger princes in the leadership of the Kingdom might hasten necessary changes.

Can moderate Islam change the Middle East?

  • 2017-11-02
  • Dr Irfan Raja
  • Reading : 27

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shocked many around the globe within the last 30 days. In late September, King Salman issued a royal decree that allows Saudi women to drive and this month Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman vowed to take the country back to moderate Islam.

Qatars support for the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel was a major cause of concern amongst senior UAE diplomats in Washington during the months leading up to the imposition of the Saudi-led siege on Doha. The UAE plays a leading role in the siege on its Gulf neighbor.

Scenarios of change in Egypt

  • 2017-10-31
  • Muhannad Al-Arabi
  • Reading : 25

An interview with Professor of Political Science and member of the Damir Front Hassan Nafah

French news agency AFP revealed on Friday that the Saudi official who visited Israel last September was Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman; a disclosure that is of great importance and has long-term significance.

Iraq strikes back in lightening Kirkuk offensive

  • 2017-10-24
  • Mahan Abedin
  • Reading : 36

The Iraqi Army and allied Popular Mobilization Units lightening and relatively bloodless offensive to retake Kirkuk and other disputed areas is being widely interpreted as a shot in the arm for the embattled Iraqi state. It comes on the heels of Iraqs recapture from Daesh of Hawija, the last major Iraqi urban center under the control of the militant group.

The left and the Haftar paradox

  • 2017-10-24
  • Alastair Sloan
  • Reading : 51

The arguments for and against toppling the nasty dictators of the Middle East go back to the late 1970s when Paul Wolfowitz first began agitating for the removal of Saddam Hussein.

The security massacre

  • 2017-10-24
  • Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh
  • Reading : 27

There is no doubt that 20/10/2017 is a sad day that will remain engraved in the public Egyptian memory and is a black day in the history of the police in particular. It is the day that the crme de la crme of the police were betrayed. On this day, 55 of the finest police officers, who have distinguished skills, are highly trained, and who are members of special units, were killed in the biggest massacre against the Egyptian police.