Opinions

"The U.S. has never been a shining example of a country that internalized democratic or humanitarian values," Caner, the research assistant in the Middle East Institute at Sakarya University, tells the Tehran Times. "The U.S. media is controlled by various powerful actors and they use their newspapers, TVs, and journalists to achieve their political goals," according to Caner. You...
Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government was established six months after Adel Abdul-Mahdi resigned due to the anti-government protests, which started in Iraq in September 2019. Can Mustafa al-Kadhimi's government be successful? The ethno-sectarian distribution system -- the distribution of government resources among the political parties -- has become the main backbone of politics in the...
The world has been under the effect of the new type of coronavirus for the last couple of months. While more than 17,100 people have lost their lives, over 392,300 people were directly affected by the virus. Besides its influences on human life and health sector, it is necessary to mention that this outbreak, which has turned into a pandemic, would also have a lot of consequences...
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....

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