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The old and new techniques of Dezinformatsjia

Giancarlo Elia Valori Disinformation – i.e. what the Soviet intelligence services called Dezinformatsjia – is at the origin of the phenomenon that we currently define – with oversimplification – fake news, spread to support or not voters’ or consumers’ specific choices, obviously both nationally and internationally. Nowadays the …

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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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How Arabs can tackle food security

Arab states are particularly susceptible to food shortages and food-price shocks. Besides, recent prognoses reveal that Arab countries will be powerless to meet increasing demand with production. Thus, there is a necessity to cultivate strategies to ameliorate food security which depends on consolidation of safety nets, enhancement of …

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Can Jordan Dismantle the “Deep State” Moguls?

By Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh Today, Jordan’s government is facing backlash after a long period of corruption labeled a “deep state” system. Citizens are organizing demonstrations rejecting federal decisions to increase taxes and impose further strict rules on the people that would negatively affect their livelihood. Recently, some political figures …

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Why sanctions against Russia do not work?

By Shehab Al-Makahleh Economic and financial sanctions have become a major policy tool nowadays against countries that are deemed militarily powerful. Thus, any use of military force would lead to regional or world war such as in the case of North Korea and Russia. The targeted sanctions aim …

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The impact of Pyongyang-Washington talks on Tehran

By Shehab Al-Makahleh From March 25 to 28, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un paid a sudden visit which surprised the world; however, some world leaders and heads of states have lauded the visit as a step towards defusing tension between North Korea and the US. The United Nations …

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Three Objectives for the Trump-Kim Summit

By Martin Navias  Should President Trump meet Kim Jong-un as planned, there are three key but achievable objectives that President Trump’s team should emphasize. These objectives fall short of complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but North Korea will never surrender its nuclear weapons or its ballistic missiles …

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Does the Saudi Crown Prince’s Rosy Rhetoric Indicate Real Change?

By Zvi  Bar’el In the interview that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman granted to The Atlantic, there were many questions that were not asked The great excitement over the remarks of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is understandable. Finally, after more than a century since the …

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