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Trump wants to put the clock back in the Gulf; it won’t work

“Containing” Iran, which was the central piece of American policy from 1979 to 1990, has again come to the forefront of US diplomatic efforts...

Life an Uphill Struggle in Libya…

To say the lives of Libyans since their so called revolution in 2011 have become all but an uphill struggle against, sometimes, the impossible...

Trump’s Riyadh Triumph : Jobs for US, Arms for KSA, Chaos for ME

Beneath the pomp and show at Riyadh lies `flashy’ numbers and self-grandeur.  True to his promised style of functioning, President Trump did extract “potential”...

More work needed to make India-UAE Partnership really `Comprehensive and Strategic’

India and the UAE did not appear to have prepared well to give a qualitative push to their bilateral relationship despite good intentions of...

Daesh out of Sirte, Not from Libya

On December 6, 2016 militias loyal to Libya’s dysfunctional Government of National Accord, (GNA), claimed full control over Sirte, late Gaddafi’s home city, after...

How the US-Saudi Created Zombie became loose!

In 1981 Democratic President Jimmy Carter left the White House leaving for his Republican successor Ronald Reagan three hot issues: the Soviet occupation of...

UN to wake up before Libya further plunges into irretrievable mess

According to the United Nations brokered Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), signed in Skhirat (Morocco) on December 17, 2015, the Government of National Accord (GNA)...

Syria`trial case’ for `guided’ Arab Awakening Don’t squander opportunity.

It is not a `good news’ that the United States and Russia have cut off negotiations on Syria accusing each other for break-down of...

Text of Speech at international seminar, International Cooperation to Counter Terrorism, at the Potomac...

Good Afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Thank you Prof. Yonah Alexander for your kind remarks.  I am really glad to be here today to be on...

Syria Situation Update 20th October 2015

It has been three weeks since Russian forces joined the battle to assist President Assad’s army against its opposition militias including Islamist groups like...
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