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Causes and consequences of unrest in Basra

By Sajad Abedi*   After the intensification of violence and unrest in Basra, the Joint Operations Command in Iraq, while calling this “turbulence,” instructed the country’s security forces to deal with the rigors of demonstrations in Basra decisively. Meanwhile, some security forces are said to have been deployed to Basra …

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SADC summit releases its findings and resolutions

by Meekaeel Siphambili Gaborone, Botswana: The 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) which  was held at Safari Court Conference Centre, Windhoek, in Namibia, on 17and 18th August 2018 has released its findings and resolutions concluded from the meeting of heads …

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Where is Iranian society going?

By Sajad Abedi, Sirous Amerian, and Amir Pasandehpoor   Pay attention to the following trends in the community: urbanization, bureaucracy, size of social classes, the severity and weakness of civil institutions, the rate of political invasion and obstruction, abundance and economic recession, rule of law, and secularism, religiosity and separationist, trust and deregulation, …

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Will Zimbabwe follow the steps of Sudan?

THE LEVANT EXCLUSIVE – BY Meekaeel Siphambili — Gaborone, Botswana: A Zimbabwean political organisation which claims to be advocating for the liberation of the Ndebele speaking Zimbabweans, Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF) is calling for an independent state in the southern part of Zimbabwe. According to the organisation, the need for …

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The Water Crisis in Syria

By Areej Zaher*   After seven years and a half, war has taken its toll on Syria, and many conflicts rose to the surface, and raised many concerns. Internal strife , civil war and terrorist attacks bring untold hardship to the civilian population. however, water conflict was a big concern, …

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Jerusalem is a Red Line

By: Wasan Abu Baker*   Ben Gurion in 1948 said, “We must do everything to insure the Palestinians never do return. The old will die and the young will forget”. In a recent interview with Helena Cobban hosted by the Institute for Palestine Studies, Dr. Rashid Khalidi, the founder of …

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BOOK REVIEW – Jerusalem Stands Alone

Jerusalem Stands Alone. Written by: Mahmoud Shukair. Reviewed by: Wasan Abu Baker. Mahmoud Shukair is a Palestinian author, born in Jabal Mukaber, Jerusalem in 1941. He has written short stories and novels for adults and teenagers.  His work has focused on the Palestinian cause, especially Jerusalem.  Mr. Shukair has authored …

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The rapprochement between India and Israel

By Geoffrey Cook*   The friendly ties between India and Israel are only about twenty years old whereas rapprochement  started haltingly five years earlier in 1992.  They have become most friendly with the rise of the Narendra Modi and his Islamophobic BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) during 2014. Today their ties …

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Iran’s response to the development of security planning and the challenges facing the West of Asia

By Sajad Abedi   During the years after the Islamic Revolution of Iran, national security considerations have undergone various changes. Changes have been conducted in the light of the pursuit and continuation of some of the great features of the Islamic Republic’s holy system. The country’s security considerations are divided …

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A New Approach to Information Management

By Sajad Abedi   The American people, both directly and through their representatives, are more focused on organizing and conducting the work of intelligence agencies than ever before. Because intelligence operations play such an important role in life and security. From September 11th, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction that …

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Saudi Women and the Economy

by Mohammad Zayed* — In a historic step towards economic and social reforms following the falling of oil prices by more than 50%, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has recently declared the lifting of the long-standing ban on women driving in the kingdom (the only country in the world that …

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