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Jordan: The Necessity of Restoring the Role of the State to Control the Free Market Economy

Eng. Saleem Al Batayneh In periods of economic recovery, society becomes more open and lively. But in times of recession and social instability, it grows more tense and aggressive. This reality underscores the fallacy of absolute economic freedom. It is time to redefine and reassert the state’s economic …

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Al-Makahleh: Non-state actors and militias, trigger to WWIII

Dr. Shehab Al-Makahleh As part of my two-day seminar at a European state on the future of the world if any global war erupts, I talked about the scourge of lawlessness and how militias and non-state actors can trigger WWIII. The world is currently facing an unprecedented wave …

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Does International Humanitarian Law Prolong Conflicts?

It is imperative that the United States and its Western allies revise the international humanitarian law to deprive terrorists and their sponsors of military and public relations advantages. On March 14, 2024, Israel sent a letter to President Joe Biden, committing itself to using American weapons and munitions …

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The Death of Raisi—and Iranian Influence in the Caucasus

With its regional military deterrence in tatters, Tehran hopes that a rapprochement with Baku will preserve its border with Armenia. On May 19, a forty-year-old Bell 212 helicopter crashed in the foggy mountains of northwest Iran, killing Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Policymakers and …

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Joe Biden Is Walking Down the Path to a Nuclear War with Russia

There is nothing for the United States to gain and a great deal to lose by expanding the allowed target list of our weapons and ammunition to Ukraine. Risking nuclear escalation is foolish to the highest degree. Biden’s permission last week should be rescinded immediately before any damage …

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Joe Biden Should Press Hold on Saudi-Israel Normalization

Considering the upcoming U.S. presidential election and recent upheavals in Israeli politics, a more patient strategy toward a grand bargain has a better chance of working than seeking to close the deal as soon as possible. Amid the horrors of the war in Gaza, a better future awaits the …

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The Arab Regime’s Alarming Vulnerability and Its Impending Collapse

Eng. Saleem Al Batayneh The Arab regime lacks immunity and is incapable of repelling harm from itself. Unfortunately, the Arabs are the weakest nations regionally among the nations in this time period, and the current Arab situation can be described as a clear and indicative picture of the …

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Biden: ‘Every reason’ to think Netanyahu wants war with Hamas to go on

There is “every reason” for people in Israel to conclude their prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is prolonging the war against Hamas to stay in power, President Joe Biden said in a Time interview published Wednesday. Biden also said that Israel made the “mistake” of conducting a Gaza campaign …

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America’s Greatest Enemy Isn’t China or Russia: Its $35 Trillion In Debt

With a $1.5 trillion deficit this year, $35 trillion in overall debt, and $1 trillion in interest payments this year, if the U.S. dollar is no longer the primary global reserve currency and there is suddenly a true rival to the U.S. currency, then the entire American financial system …

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