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Muslim Brotherhood relationship with Jordanian regime

By Shehab Al Makahleh The most prominent historical epochs the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) of Jordan has undergone since its establishment in 1945 had been when the then then Jordanian King Abdullah I welcome the movement. On the inauguration ceremony of the Muslim Brotherhood of Jordan, the then king …

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War on terror: war of ideologies

The war on terror entered a new phase with the emergence of a new generation of jihadist groups and a change in tactics and tools to carry out terrorist attacks. Since 2015, large-scale reviews of counterterrorism strategies have been conducted, particularly in the United States and Western European …

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Russia Is Winning the Sanctions Game

Judy Twigg The current conversation about Russia sanctions centers around targeting and scope. Are we punishing the people whose behavior we most want to change? Is there pain, well inflicted, on those individuals responsible for creating chaos in Ukraine and Crimea, for reckless attacks on Sergei Skripal and …

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Jordan to face numerous security challenges

Terrorism is a security and political challenge that Jordan will face in the next decade. The country has been a target for terrorist groups (Daesh and al-Qaeda) for many reasons due to Jordan’s proximity to Iraq and Syria, which have been suffering from terrorism for many years. As …

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Geopolitics, the black swan in Saudi-Indian relations

James M. Dorsey When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, the elephant in the room is likely to be what weighs more: the issues the two men agree on or the ones that divide them. As a matter of principle, …

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The Turkey-US Crisis

The refusal of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive visiting US National Security Advisor John Bolton — who left for home with his head bowed in humiliation — raises many questions about the unexpected crisis that has erupted in American-Turkish relations. How serious is it? What steps …

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Will new oil cartels lead to new political blocs?

Shehab Al Makahleh The world is approaching a huge financial crisis. The most important feature of the crisis is stagnation. Such recession will require no more oil production, as what is produced worldwide of various commodities is in decline. Thus, as oil supplies are increasing with less demand …

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Behind Israel’s love affair with Latin America

Stasa Salacinin Israel wants to influence the UN General Assembly which historically votes against it. Israel, in the past few years, has launched a global charm offensive, aimed specifically at Latin American countries. Tel Aviv’s outreach there comes as it struggles to improve of its international reputation that …

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Israel in Syria

  Giancarlo Elia Valori North American unconfirmed sources also speak aboutIsraeli support for Islamic “rebels” fighting against Bashar el Assadand his allies. Over the last two years alone, in complete silence, the Jewish State has already carried out over 200 airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria.  They are …

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