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The British General Elections: A Reading of the Distribution of Seats and Votes

Erica Pepe On July 4, 2024, Britain witnessed early general elections called by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on May 22, a move aimed at avoiding an internal party coup following his mediocre performance, which had eroded public confidence in Conservative rule. The Conservative era, stretching back to 2010, …

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The French Right Did Not Win… Nor Was It Defeated

Melissa Greenfield Contrary to the expectations set by opinion polls preceding the second round of the French elections last Sunday, which predicted a landslide victory for the extreme right led by the National Rally party, the results brought many surprises. The most notable was the coalition of French …

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Is it undemocratic to replace Biden on the ticket?

Christia Lagar President Joe Biden’s insistence on staying in the 2024 presidential race has sparked a significant debate about the essence of democracy within the Democratic Party. In a letter to House Democrats, Biden emphasized his commitment to the race, arguing that primary voters had chosen him and …

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Where is the Geographical Location of the Palestinian State?

Eng. Saleem Al Batayneh The concept of “anxiety” has long permeated the Arabic dictionary through the works of existentialists such as Albert Camus, Heidegger, and Sartre. However, the word has often been mistranslated and misunderstood. This is not our focus today. Instead, we turn our attention to the …

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Ukraine at a Crossroads: End the War or Risk Defeat

Emanuela Gillard Ukraine has a very narrow window to turn the momentum of the war in its favor. Even then, the Russians are still holding most of the cards. In May 2022, just three months into the Russia-Ukraine War, I wrote a three-part series in which I identified …

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Turkey and NATO: Through the Looking-Glass

Alesandra Asante  Turkey is a NATO member. So why doesn’t it act like one? Lewis Carroll’s 1871 sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, describes Alice’s adventures when she enters a fantastical world where logic is reversed. This is the same surreal experience felt when U.S. …

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The US and its alliance

Lisa Smith Al Makahleh As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conducts its seventy-fifth-anniversary summit in Washington, Americans are increasingly questioning the value of U.S. alliances. Some officials and pundits dismiss such questions as isolationism, while others seek to prove the worth of America’s alliances with reams of …

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Al-Makahleh: The implications of the Democratic Party’s dilemma on the global landscape

Dr. Shehab Al-Makahleh The United States, long considered a beacon of democratic stability, finds itself navigating a complex political landscape as the 2024 presidential election looms. The potential succession scenario within the Democratic Party, triggered by concerns over President Joe Biden’s fitness for a second term, carries significant …

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This Is What the Twenty-fifth Amendment Was Designed For

Laura Brampton If Joe Biden doesn’t willingly resign, there’s another solution, which would allow Democrats to unite around a new incumbent. [Black and white photo of U.S. President Joe Biden at the June 27 2024 CNN debate. The photographer has manipulated the image to appear blurred and unfocused.] …

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