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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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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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Al-Makahleh: A Clash of titans in Atlanta with the shadow of Putin

Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh The recent debate between former president Donald Trump and President Joe Biden in Atlanta, was nothing short of a political earthquake. Broadcasted live from the heart of the South, this face-off covered a vast array of critical issues — from domestic policy to the …

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France at a Crossroads: Macron’s Gamble and the Rise of the Far-Right

Lisa Smith Al-Makahleh   The decisions made in the coming weeks of the French general election will not only determine the direction of France’s governance but also resonate deeply within the broader European and global contexts. The 2024 French legislative elections have become a pivotal moment for the …

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A sad and sorry debate

President Biden and former President Trump held their first debate in Atlanta on Thursday night with the election on a knife’s edge. Given Biden’s faltering performance, this may also turn out to be the only debate. Recent polls have the candidates tied 50-50. But 20 per cent of …

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Europe, Palestine, and Transatlantic Relations

The rift over the war in Gaza has made the quest for a unified European foreign policy much harder. On May 28, Ireland, Norway, and Spain coordinated their recognition of Palestine in the hope of accelerating a pathway toward a ceasefire in the Gaza War and encouraging other …

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