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Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Jun 26,2014
Throughout the past three-and-a-half years, the period of what came to be known as the Arab Spring, Iraq was almost forgotten. All eyes were focused on the Arab Spring countries — primarily Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and, finally, Syria — in anticipation of a drive
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Jun 12,2014
In the world of academia, like in many others, when a matter becomes pressing and the feedback and role of all concerned becomes necessary, we organise a retreat. We take a day or two off, invite all involved and meet behind closed doors to address the matter head-on and come up
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - May 29,2014
Israel is sparing no effort to Judaise Jerusalem.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - May 15,2014
I was struck a couple of weeks ago by a BBC report about epidemiologist Gary Slutkin’s theory that violence is a disease. In his view, violence develops like a disease and spreads like a disease, and therefore it can be contained and treated like a disease. The cause
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Apr 17,2014
Several media and press outlets carried a few days ago news that Israel, through its Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, is secretly talking to a number of “moderate” Arab countries. The aim is to establish an alliance against the “Iranian threat”, especi
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Apr 03,2014
A couple of week ago, I took part in a two-day seminar at the Dead Sea on scientific research, organised by the Arab Open University and attended by a large number of academics from Jordan and the Arab world. The objective was to pinpoint the challenges facing scientific re
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Mar 20,2014
Some feel that the current standoff between the US and Europe, on the one hand, and Russia, on the other, over Ukraine and Crimea will divert attention away from peacemaking in Palestine. While worrying developments at that end certainly pose a distraction, they should not neces
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Mar 06,2014
Unlike those who believe in dramatic solutions and sheer power, many in our region appreciate the Obama administration’s current approach to the region’s problems. Sober policies should always prevail over sombre politics. Diplomacy must come before militancy, becau
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Feb 20,2014
When looking at Arab countries in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, it is too hasty to conclude, as some have already concluded, that the drive for democracy has failed. Two basic lessons we have all, or should have, learned from the events of the past three years: democracy tak
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Feb 06,2014
The present round of negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis, seen as perhaps the last chance to rescue the two-state solution and achieve durable peace, should not be allowed to fail. For one thing, peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis is long overdue.



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