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Balancing the Big Two

A significant number of intellectuals, and social and political scientists believe that the present era is characterized by an imminent confrontation between the United States and China. The political competition for global leadership between these two nations cannot avoid clashing due to their enormous economic potential and military …

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Socio-political and Historical Evolution of the Kurdish Struggle in Turkey

Hadi Elis The Kurdish struggle in Turkey has evolved over several decades, marked by complex dynamics and historical context. It is important to examine the socio-political factors that have contributed to the Kurdish people’s fight for self-determination and their grievances against the Turkish state. The conflict between the …

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U.S. Presidential Elections Loom Over the Iranian Rial

Tehran’s inflation troubles present a critical vulnerability for the clerical regime. On March 25, 2024, as Iranians celebrated Nowruz (Persian New Year), the black market rate of the Iranian rial plunged to a record low. Despite sanctions relief and infusions of cash, the Islamic Republic’s corruption, mismanagement, and …

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Iran’s Attack on Israel was Enabled by North Korean Missile Technology

Bruce Bechtol Iran last weekend launched a large-scale overnight air strike on Israel. More than 300 drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles targeted the country.   While the attack was quite large, it was also ineffective. According to spokespersons for the U.S. and Israeli militaries, 99% of the …

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Time for the IMF to Get Back to Basics

Daniel Runde As the IMF’s managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, heads for her second term, she must refocus her institution’s attention on four key issues. Kristalina Georgieva, the current Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will finish her first five-year term on September 30, 2024. She is …

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Mike Johnson’s Finest Hour will Enrage MAGA Republicans

In assisting Ukraine at a moment of great peril and jeopardizing his own position, Johnson is displaying a fortitude that appears to elude a number of his brethren. This is Mike Johnson’s finest hour. Is House Speaker Mike Johnson a MAGA or Reagan Republican? In speaking to CNN, …

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Benjamin Netanyahu is Pushing for War with Iran

John Hoffman The Israeli prime minister has a history of encouraging Washington to get involved in Middle Eastern conflicts. Once again, the Middle East is on the brink of full-scale war. The tit-for-tat exchanges between Israel and Iran are increasing the risk that the United States will get …

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Israel’s Retaliation Dilemma

Gregg Priddy  Even if regional conflict is avoided, Israel’s freedom of action against Iran may be effectively curtailed in the future. In the wake of the Iranian barrage of drones, cruise missiles, and ballistic missiles against Israel on April 13, Israeli officials have made it very clear that …

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Addressing Jordan’s Internal Challenges for Stability and Progress

Eng. Saleem Al Batayneh In Jordan, our collective memory is rich with events that have shaped our nation. The plethora of topics and titles that emerge from our surroundings make it easy to find inspiration for discourse and analysis. However, what sets our Jordanian situation apart is that …

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