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Will the West Fall Like Ancient Rome?

Are the Chinese the new barbarians, intent on triggering the fall of the West? Or is China risking internal failure? The geopolitical dominance and future of the “West” seem threatened. Hard right-wing commentators like Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage draw parallels with the fall of ancient Rome. In …

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Is Washington Serious About Leaving Iraq?

Adnan Naser  With the country calling for a withdrawal and the region heating up, might the U.S. military presence in Iraq finally come to an end? So much has been reported on what the United States aims to do in the recent collision of interests between itself and …

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Jordan’s Crucial Role in Resolving the Gaza Crisis: A Plea for Immediate Action

Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh The upcoming meeting between King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Joe Biden is not merely a diplomatic visit; it holds the weight of a nation’s plea for peace and stability. Amidst the chaos and devastation of the Israeli war in the Gaza Strip, …

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The Dialectic of the West and Political Islam: Opposition in Power, Support in Opposition

Eng. Saleem Al Batayneh In 1996, the English Marxist Chris Harman wrote an influential article titled “The Prophet and the Proletariat,” attempting to decipher the complex relationship between the West and political Islam. Harman’s observation that “the West is with the Islamists when they are in opposition and …

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Joe Biden’s Sham UNRWA Funding Freeze

Victoria Coates and Brett Shearer Quite simply, UNRWA is fundamentally compromised, and its activities are fundamentally at odds with its stated purpose of providing educational, health, and other services to Palestinians. In fact, UNRWA is part of the vicious cycle of violence orchestrated by Hamas Critics of the …

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America’s Biggest Foreign Policy Weakness: No Grand Strategy

Michael DiCiana As 2024 begins, the global threat to American interests is on the rise as the interests of adversaries continue to align. However, Washington policymakers appear either unable or uninterested in displaying resolve As 2024 begins, the global threat to American interests is on the rise as …

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Can the West Abandon Globalization?

Going back to mercantilism and trade blocs. In her new and important book “Homecomings,” Rana Faroohar dissects globalization as we know it and looks at what lies ahead. Faroohar’s point is not new, but is told with unusual clarity and it comes at the right time. It is …

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The UN to the Rescue?

Bary Herman Why the world should pay attention to the 2025 UN conference on Financing for Development. Even absent major armed conflicts reaching Europe in February 2022 and the Gaza Strip in 2023, the political, economic and social ties of globalization have been considerably weakened. Three years marked …

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Emerging Global Anarchy?

John West Many speculate that leadership of the world order is passing from the U.S. to China. But a more likely outcome could be growing world political disorder and anarchy. The United States, Japan and most Western countries are panicking at the prospect of the demise of the …

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