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    China, the US and a new scramble for the Gulf

    Dec 7, 2022Marwan Bishara

    China is Saudi Arabia’s biggest trading partner, and the kingdom is China’s largest supplier of oil, so it’s normal for their leaders to meet and talk. But the…

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    Where Dance Fights with the Devil

    Dec 5, 2022Mohammad Hossein Badamchi

    Iran is currently experiencing one of the largest anti-government protests since 2009. The protests were ignited by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old wom…

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    Israeli Knesset Elections: The Rise of the Religious Right

    Nov 8, 2022Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    For the fifth time in four years, Israeli voters headed to the polls on 1 November 2022, for the twenty-fifth Knesset election since the founding of Israel. Ba…

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    The new Jewish state in the Levant: A fanatics-led nuclear power

    Nov 4, 2022Marwan Bishara

    Israel’s colonial democracy has given birth to a potentially more extreme type of ‘Jewish state’ akin to a more sophisticated and modern version of the ‘Islami…

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    US-Saudi Relations in Turmoil after the OPEC+ Decision to Reduce Oil Production

    Nov 2, 2022Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    The OPEC+ decision to reduce oil production by 2 million barrels daily, starting from November 2022, ignited tensions between long-standing allies, the US and …

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    Israel’s farcical elections and fictional democracy

    Oct 31, 2022Marwan Bishara

    Israel’s powerful military and booming economy are undeniable facts, but its much-celebrated democracy is utter fiction. Israel claims to be a Jewish and democ…

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    Türkiye and the Debate on Neutrality in the Ukraine War

    Oct 17, 2022Emad Y. Kaddorah

    Turkish policy on the Ukraine war has been held under scrutiny from the outset. Western media has accused Ankara of pursuing a policy of neutrality rather than…

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    Josep Borrell as Europe’s racist ‘gardener’

    Oct 17, 2022Marwan Bishara

    Listening to Europe’s seniormost diplomat Josep Borrell at the inauguration of the new European Diplomatic Academy in Bruges, Belgium, last Thursday, I could o…

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    The flaws and fantasies of the new Biden doctrine

    Oct 14, 2022Marwan Bishara

    United States President Joe Biden’s newly released National Security Strategy is an amalgam of his predecessors’ doctrines. It claims the role of an indispensa…

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    “Women, Life, Freedom”: Protesting the Islamic Republic

    Oct 4, 2022Mehran Kamrava

    The killing in Iran of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, at the hands of the so-called Morality Police (Gasht-e Ershad), has engulfed the country in nationwide…

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    Understanding Revolutions – Opening Acts in Tunisia by Azmi Bishara

    Sep 21, 2022Mouldi Lahmar

    The first decade since the onset "Arab Spring" has occasioned tens of thousands of articles, books and studies; thousands of academic seminars and conferences;…

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    World powers are paralyzing the UN and pulverising the planet

    Sep 20, 2022Marwan Bishara

    The United Nations General Assembly has opened its 77th session amid urgent global challenges, including environmental disasters, economic instability, basic f…

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    The Turkish Rapprochement with the Syrian regime: Motives and Prospects

    Sep 18, 2022Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Statements from Turkish officials have indicated increasing steps towards rapprochement with the Syrian regime. At a meeting of Turkish ambassadors in Ankara o…

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    An Assassination Attempt Revives an Old Discussion

    Sep 13, 2022Azmi Bishara

    The assassination attempt on novelist Salman Rushdie as he lectured at the Chautauqua Institution on Friday, August 12, 2022 in Chautauqua, New York, has reson…

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    Clashes in the Libyan capital: Context and Likely Repercussions

    Sep 5, 2022Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

    Violent armed clashes erupted in the Libyan capital and its surroundings between forces loyal to the Government of National Unity (GNU) headed by Abdul Hamid D…

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    Israel’s war on love

    Sep 5, 2022Marwan Bishara

    Sarcasm aside, this war on love is no joke. Thousands of people are living in limbo because of Israel’s bans on foreigners in love with Palestinians, many of w…

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    A perpetual war for an impossible peace

    Aug 31, 2022Marwan Bishara

    The scenes of violence and chaos at the heart of Iraq’s capital Baghdad earlier this week were terribly disturbing but hardly surprising. Tensions have been bu…

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    The Palestinian misuse, and Zionist abuse, of the Holocaust

    Aug 18, 2022Marwan Bishara

    Both sides are guilty of invoking the Holocaust to justify their positions. Mahmoud Abbas is only the latest to do so. This article was published by Al Jazeera…

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    Why Israel hates the Palestinians so much

    Aug 9, 2022Marwan Bishara

    Israel’s hatred of the Palestinians is shaped and driven by three basic sentiments. This article was published by Al Jazeera on August 8, 2022. To read more cl…

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    Middle East politics: From hyper to hybrid

    Jul 21, 2022Marwan Bishara

    As a new type of Cold War came to dominate American-Russian relations after the latter’s invasion of Ukraine, major Middle Eastern players are maintaining a di…