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“American War”— An Apocalyptic Novel of Our Times

by Graham E. Fuller — It’s hard these days to avoid glimmers of an apocalyptic future, domestic and international, breaking into our daily consciousness. President Trump represents its most obvious face today, but its roots go back at least to a blinkered American triumphalism emerging from the fall of the …

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Donald Trump and the Middle East

The Levant News Exclusive – By Geoffrey Cook* — Donald Trump is a disaster for the American Republic domestically and for U.S. and foreign Muslims and others in the Arab world especially. During his campaign, a central point of his proposed policy was that no new Islamic people would be …

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Democracy alone is not the solution

By Sobhi Ghandour* — As is the case every four years, America currently is witnessing an important election season to choose the president, his deputy, the members of the House of Congress, and a third of the members of the Senate. Elections are a regularly occurring, reliable institution in a …

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The Compulsion of Water Cooperation

The Levant News — By Danilo Turk and Sundeep Waslekar — Since last September when the United Nations declared water as a sustainable development goal, a number of countries have intensified efforts to promote water cooperation with their neighbouring countries. The Middle East is missing in this action. For decades, …

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Stability’s a Good Thing, Isn’t It?

by Graham E. Fuller Source: grahamefuller.com — Who doesn’t want stability? If there is anything feared by virtually all humans, it is living in anarchy, chaos, lawlessness. When you can’t even go out to buy a loaf of bread without risking your life. When times are troubled political leaders naturally …

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Will Yemen kick-off the ‘War of the two Blocs?’

By Sharmine Narwani* for RT– There is media confusion about what is going on in Yemen and the broader Middle East. Pundits are pointing out that the US is looking schizophrenic with policies that back opposite sides of the fight against al-Qaeda-style extremism in Iraq and in Yemen. But it …

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What Is Genuine Leadership in the Middle East?

By Graham E. Fuller – A supreme challenge to US policies in the Middle East—especially in the Arab world—has been dealing with the no-win dilemma of leadership in the Arab world. As we look out across the wreckage of the present scene in the Middle East, many observers, including myself, …

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Lessons to be learned from the MERS outbreak

THE LEVANT – Only a few months ago, the threat from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in large parts of the Gulf region appeared to be growing. Dozens of new cases were being reported every month and a key panel set up by the World Health Organization (WHO) advised that the “situation had …

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