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By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 24,2020
Four years of Donald Trump’s presidency has been a boon to Israel’s right-wing government under Benyamin Netanyahu and a curse for the Palestinians, in particular President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump had vowed to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an unconventional manner.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 19,2020
President Donald Trump has nearly two months left in office even as he refuses to concede. But America, as well as the world, is getting ready to make a transition into a post-Trump world.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 10,2020
Donald Trump has lost his reelection bid. That reality is yet to sink in for the occupant of the Oval Office. He is now a lame duck president who should be working with President-elect Joe Biden to facilitate a smooth transition by January 20.
By Osama Al Sharif - Nov 03,2020
Religious extremism is not exclusive to Muslims as demonstrated by Buddhist zealots in Myanmar, Jewish fundamentalists in Israel and white Christian supremacists in the United States.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 27,2020
A rare glimmer of hope emerged in Geneva on Friday when Libya’s two main warring factions signed a historic nation-wide ceasefire agreement thus paving the way for reconciliation that could end more than nine years of civil war.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 20,2020
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi is facing a pressing challenge that threatens to push Iraq once more into a sectarian furnace. He needs the political will and the means to isolate and neutralise tens of renegade pro-Iran militias.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 13,2020
Lebanon’s political impasse, triggered by the August 4 Beirut Port explosion that forced Prime Minister Hassan Diab to resign, is not ending soon despite the fact that France has kept its initiative on the table until now.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 05,2020
With the latest intervention in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is extending his country’s foreign adventures from the north Africa to Caucuses, raising questions about Ankara’s controversial role as a major regional disrupter.
By Osama Al Sharif - Oct 03,2020
Libya watchers believe there is a glimmer of hope as the two main rivals hold a series of talks in Egypt and Morocco ahead of a major summit in Geneva next month.
By Osama Al Sharif - Sep 22,2020
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Adib’s pursuit to form a non-partisan government of experts is about to falter.



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