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Syria - The Hidden Cost Of The Iranian Nuclear Deal

US-Iranian relations

One's evaluation of the nuclear deal depends on how one understands the broader context of US-Iranian relations. There are potential pathways ahead that might not be all that bad. But I am pessimistic. I see the deal as a deceptively pleasant way station on the long and bloody road that is the American retreat from the Middle East.

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Palestine: Families powerless in Gaza

palestine Families powerless in Gaza

Since the beginning of November, Gaza’s only power plant has been shut due shortages of industrial diesel. The result has been a major increase in power outages for Gaza’s 1.7 million inhabitants, with electricity now absent for around half of each day.

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Egyptian liberals, don’t let victory quash your humanity


Congratulations, everyone: we’ve finally got rid of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) forever. What a burden off our shoulders!

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The Palestinian paradox as an opportunity
Palestine Politics


For its level of per-capita income (around $1,500), the Palestinian territories have among the best social indicators in the world.  For example:

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The era of failed Arab states

46th anniversary of the Six-Day War of 1967

In the week of the 46th anniversary of the Six-Day War of 1967, it is clear now that said war was far worse than we had thought. The worst thing is that we failed to draw lessons from this, leading to a series of successive tragic “endings” instead of igniting the awakening we badly needed.

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Palestine: Gaza held hostage to Egypt’s turmoil
Palestine Politics


Air of uncertainty is engulfing most matters related to Egypt. Since the Egyptian revolt started over two years ago, the country remains hostage to a barefaced power struggle with many destructive implications that have polarized society in unprecedented ways, perhaps in all of Egypt’s modern history.

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New study on forgiveness in the Arab world


In these days of political unrest and constant change in the Arab world, there are many instances of violence and a pervading lack of trust among people. More than ever, people wonder what mechanisms need to be in place to heal and repair relationships between people and public institutions.

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Palestine: EU-funded project for autistic children marks anniversary


A fun day for children with autism and their families from East Jerusalem was organized yesterday at the Princess Basma Jerusalem Centre for Disabled Children.

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West Bank and Gaza: knowledge as a pathway for dignity

In a territory that has some of the highest unemployment rates in the world, particularly among youth and young women, one would expect that Palestinians had given up on education.

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Palestinians should invest in a Plan B
Palestine Politics

One of the most important lessons any negotiator needs to know is that the ability to conduct effective negotiations requires one to have a credible alternative in case negotiations fails.

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The Palestinian private sector: resilience in the face of harsh conditions


I recall the first time I visited Nakheel Palestine for Agricultural Investments Company fields at Jericho two years ago, when MIGA was still at the early stages of underwriting the project constituting planting date trees.

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Palestine - Delivering Development in Tough Times

In Gaza earlier this week I met a group of students learning cutting-edge computer animation skills at a technical institute we support.

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Grassroots movement: The uprising of women in the Arab world
While the image of women participating in last year’s Arab uprisings has been repeatedly used to provide a narrative for the Arab uprisings, the outcome of what was dubbed the “Arab Spring” did not turn out to be that positive for women.
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