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Bahrain's capital Manama hosted the "Peace to Prosperity" workshop that aimed to bring a new framework to present new financial instruments to develop Palestine and Gaza. Despite the stated aim, the workshop received wide criticism from not only Palestinians, but also other Arab countries that considered the meeting as part of a so-called "Deal of the Century." The agreement was...
Sixteen years after the Iraq war, the U.S. seems to prepare a large-scale military intervention against Iran. The military presence of the U.S. is increasing in the region while the officials talk more about the possibility of war. On the other hand, some reports are suggesting that Iran is also making military preparations for a direct or proxy war. For reading the full text...
The role of the U.S. in the Palestine-Israel issue has been debated for a long time. Until 2017, the U.S. has shown care in following a balanced policy at least on a discourse level between the parties. But, no matter whether the U.S president was a democrat or republican, a chief priority for the U.S. in designing its Middle East policies was to ensure Israel's security whereas...
The Muslim Brotherhood's decision to nominate a candidate in the presidential election for the first time indicates that the movement aims to become a political force for a change in the country. The ongoing protests in Algeria are regarded as reminders of the early days of the Arab revolutions in 2011, when millions poured to the streets in many countries across the Middle East....
The elections to take place in Israel were originally scheduled for November 2019. However, Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria shifted the sensitive domestic political balance coalition between partners and therefore snap elections became inevitable. When Netanyahu noticed that he will not be able to obtain support for the Tall Bill proposal (military service exemption for...
The U.S. administration has two options in Iraq: either to back track Trump's harsh rhetoric on Iran and Iraq and accept to continue the previous U.S. administration's policy of tacit agreement with Iran to keep Iraq out of their confrontation, or to continue the current escalation, which will lead to an inevitable clash in Iraq with a serious destabilizing spill-over for other...

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