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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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The relations between Malta and Libya and economic crimes inside Libya

Professor Giancarlo Elia Valori Since the beginning of hostilities against Gaddafi, operations – carried out mainly by the French intelligence services – started from Malta to send weapons, intelligence, instructors and trainers to the “rebel” forces in Cyrenaica who were fighting the Rais. The French military reached the …

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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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The clash between the United States and the Russian Federation on strategic nuclear weapons

 Giancarlo Elia Valori On October 20 last the US President, Donald J. Trump, stated that North America would withdraw from the INF Treaty on nuclear missile weapons, which means that Europe will be again the main base for the new intermediate and long-range weapon systems. Obviously the European …

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