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Tensions between the two countries are back at high levels since Russia placed 41,000 troops near the border with eastern Ukraine a few days ago, the largest buildup since...

Canadian Parliament member...

In what has become a phenomenon due to COVID-19 lockdowns, people conducting business are getting caught not fully dressed during video conferencing meetings. The latest casualty is Canadian Parliament...

Explosives kill 1,...

A car laden with explosives blew up in Sadr City in Iraq, killing one person and injuring 12. The driver was killed. Iraq's president condemned the attack, calling it...

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Algeria pro-democracy

Algeria pro-democracy movement leans toward Islamists

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The pro-democracy Hirak movement in Algeria, which forced out President Abdelaziz Bouteflika from office in 2019, is becoming increasingly tied to the Rachad group,...
Israel-Morocco

Israel-Morocco, historical richness and domestic challenges

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Today, on Israel’s 73rd anniversary, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted the traditional reception for the foreign heads of mission in Israel in his official...
Background on

Background on the Iran nuclear talks

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Negotiations have begun to bring the U.S. back into the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. How did the deal come about, why did the U.S....
U.S. threatens

U.S. threatens Lebanese politicians with sanctions

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After months of political deadlock in Lebanon, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs David Hale warned Lebanese officials that U.S. and its allies...
A closer look

A closer look at the Russia-Ukraine border conflict

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Tensions between the two countries are back at high levels since Russia placed 41,000 troops near the border with eastern Ukraine a few days...
Canadian Parliament

Canadian Parliament member caught naked on video session

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In what has become a phenomenon due to COVID-19 lockdowns, people conducting business are getting caught not fully dressed during video conferencing meetings. The...
Explosives kill

Explosives kill 1, injures 12 in Baghdad

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A car laden with explosives blew up in Sadr City in Iraq, killing one person and injuring 12. The driver was killed. Iraq's president...
Russian opposition

Russian opposition associate convicted of trespassing

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Lyubov Sobol, a top associate of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, has been prosecuted in Russia for trespassing. She showed up at the home...
George Floyd

Expert: George Floyd had a heart rhythm problem

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Defense expert Dr. David Fowler, a retired forensic pathologist, testified at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin that George Floyd died...
Prosecutors charge

Prosecutors charge cop who killed Daunte Wright

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Former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Potter is being charged with second-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Duante Wright, who was black. Potter said she...
Greece and Libya

Greece and Libya to reassess maritime boundaries

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After a tumultuous dispute in 2019 between Greece and Libya over maritime boundaries, the two countries are finally going to reassess the situation. Greece...

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Israel-Morocco, historical richness and domestic challenges

Today, on Israel’s 73rd anniversary, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted the traditional reception for the foreign heads of mission in Israel in his official...

BIBI “NATANZYAHU” PLAYS BAD COP ON IRAN

BIBI “NATANZYAHU” PLAYS BAD COP ON IRAN This week witnessed three big surprises in the ongoing not-so-shadow war between Israel and Iran.  First, the remarkable...

U.S. should not allow Israel to sabotage returning to JCPOA

U.S. should not allow Israel to sabotage returning to JCPOA In another reckless move last Sunday, April 13, 2021, Israel has struck the Iranian nuclear...

The High Cost of Ethiopia’s Intransigence

Lessons from the Only War Between the Two Countries In 1874-1876 war broke out between Egypt and Ethiopia. Egypt under Ismail Pasha was over confident...

Emerging Security Issues in the Middle East

Introduction Emerging Security Issues in the Middle East American foreign policy in the Middle East has been adrift since the official end of Operation Iraqi Freedom...

Is Libya a U.S. national security issue?

President Joe Biden has an opportunity to learn from the experiences of former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump in creating new policy stances...

Who are America’s friends in the Arab world?

The key thing to understand about international relations is that it is based on interests first, and interests alone determine the alliances of countries...

Electric vehicle charger subsidies are bad energy policy

Both the so-called CLEAN Future Act and the Biden-Harris Administration’s $2 trillion infrastructure package, if enacted, will impose upon America substantially more expensive and...

The United States Should Rethink Human Rights

The United States Should Rethink Human Rights Human rights have been a central pillar of U.S. foreign policy ever since 1976, when Congress passed legislation...

Khashoggi: A Victim of Royal Politics and His Own Short-Sightedness

Khashoggi: A Victim of Royal Politics and His Own Short-Sightedness The last time I met Jamal Khashoggi he was on a panel in Washington discussing...

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