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The coming decade determines the future of MENA states

The Middle East will be witnessing the greatest amount of change in the coming 10 years with its stocks trend a wide array from flimsy growth and development to long-lasting volatility and potential regional conflicts. The Arab state structure is under battering with fragmentation of some countries. However, …

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Millions of Arabs to fall under multidimensional poverty

Shehab Al Makahleh The Arab region is presently undergoing a period of rigorous challenges at all echelons resulting from armed conflicts, economic hardships, sectarian wars, and civil wars as well as corruption. All of this has resulted in a high humanitarian toll, unprecedented waves of refugees and displaced …

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What’s behind the proposed ‘peace railway’ connecting Israel to the Gulf?

By Abdel Bari Atwan The normalisation blowskeep coming. First,Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visits Muscat and is greeted most cordially. Then, Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev tours the Abu Dhabi mosque dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed, who led the Arab oil embargo in solidarity with the heroes …

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Nation building through state building

Shehab Al Makahleh To diagnose Arab issues, one should first address two concepts: nation-building and state-building. For more than 80 years, Arabs have lost their real identity due to hundreds of years of colonialism and regional conflicts. Nation building has been used to refer to multilateral and bilateral …

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Arabs between MESA, the ultimatum deal and normalization

By Shehab Al Makahleh Few days ago, a seminar was held in Israel to assess the strategic situation in the region from Israeli perspective. A group of senior experts in politics and strategies presented several papers. The conference concluded with one statement: What is happening in the region …

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Why China retains upper hand in Africa despite France, US ambitions

Shehab Al Makahleh China’s ambitions in African countries are on the rise. Beijing’s annual trade with African states exceeded $250 billion at a time Chinese firms and companies have heavily invested in constructing roads, railways and other building complexes as well as factories to better use the resource-rich …

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Italy’s and EU’s natural gas imports from the United States

Giancarlo Elia Valori Currently natural gas is one of the most important US assets in its relations with the European Union. In fact, President Trump and President Jean Claude Juncker spoke at length about it during their last meeting at the White House at the end of July …

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Why are Washington, Moscow and Beijing competing on New Delhi?

Shehab Al Makahleh America is in relative decline, but this is not attributed to the rise of China, India, Brazil and Russia, but to internal US political, economic and even cultural deterioration. As known through history, the decline of a great power does not necessarily lead to its …

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