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Muhammad Yunus takes on outdated (and greedy) capitalism

In a world short of innovative and creative social-political ideas, Prof. Muhammad Yunus is a breath of fresh air. This godfather of microcredit, social...

Why Palestinians are already frustrated with Trump’s ‘peace plan’

The countdown has begun for the unveiling of US President Donald Trump’s promised “ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians, one that aims to...

Trump and Putin dance the Syrian peace two-step

At the G-20 summit in Hamburg last July, and despite all odds, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump met to discuss...

Ten reasons why the Iranian regime is more dangerous than Daesh

Western powers place Daesh at the top of their counterterrorism and foreign policy agenda, characterizing the terrorist group as the No. 1 national security...

Tensions in US-Turkish relations

Turkish authorities arrested a Turkish employee at the US Consulate in Istanbul on charges of espionage, conspiring to overthrow the Turkish government, and engaging...

A new page in Turkish-Iraqi relations

Because of the fluidity of developments in the Middle East, almost every actor in regional crises may have opposed another actor at one stage,...

Hariri needs protection from Hezbollah, not Saudi Arabia

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri emerged as an honest, caring and true statesman in his recent television interview, in which he dismissed rumors...

Need to confront dangers within Lebanon rather than locating Hariri’s whereabouts

Is the real “substantial” problem in Lebanon today about the form of Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation and where he resigned from? Or is...

Fundamental Saudi shifts and the change coming to the Middle East

What will happen now that the strategy of US President Donald Trump on Iran and its proxies has finally converged with Saudi strategy, which...

Corruption is corrosive, and Saudi Arabia is right to fight it

For a long time, organizations such as the World Bank, the UN Development Programme and Transparency International, not to mention respected academics and authors,...

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