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Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Feb 05,2015
Until the emergence of the so-called Islamic State and other similar criminal Al Qaeda offshoots, “Islamist” terror had been seen by Western powers as essentially an external threat. After IS’ advent, it has become a threat for them as well. The September 11,
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Jan 22,2015
Whenever an act of terror is committed in the name of Islam or attributed to “Islamists”, the first to feel both hurt and upset are Muslims themselves. Islam never sanctions or condones hurting or killing innocent people. Islam is clear on this.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Dec 11,2014
Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians is at a standstill.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Nov 27,2014
In our part of the world, conspiracy theories prevail.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Nov 13,2014
At a European conference on education I attended several months ago in Lisbon, a world-renowned researcher spoke about the four most important skills university graduates need to possess if they are to be competitive in the global market. These, ordered in importance and interco
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Oct 30,2014
Peacemaking between Arabs and Israelis started seriously for first time in the aftermath of the 1973 war, almost 40 years ago. As a result of sincere efforts on both sides, and with active American involvement, important peace treaties were struck between Israel and two main Ara
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Oct 16,2014
Now that it has become crystal clear that “negotiations” with Israel lead nowhere, the Palestinians should go it alone in their pursuit of full statehood. For decades, Palestinians have been negotiating with Israel over ending its illegal occupation and usurpation of
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Oct 02,2014
The US-led coalition to fight the so-called Islamic State was formed and the war against it started. As some members of the coalition who are at the forefront of action are facing some resistance to the war at home, it is crucial for the war against IS to yield quick results in
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Sep 18,2014
For some time now, the Obama administration has been consistently favouring diplomacy over the military approach to Middle Eastern issues. This position, however, seems to be shifting; if such is the case, this bodes ill for all. Those who see the shift happen cite as evidence
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Sep 04,2014
Three and a half years ago, the “Arab Spring” started on a very positive note and yielded some immediate positive results. Violence and external interference, however, transformed it from a potential blessing into a curse. We all remember how the January 2011 and su



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