To Be or Not to Be

The kidnapping, rape and murder of an 11-year-old boy in Tangier has ignited calls for the execution of the perpetrator. The child called Adnane was abducted from close to his home in broad daylight...

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Corruption, Economic Crises, and Peace Agreements in the MENA

In a short 30-minute e-talk, as part of the Free Connected Minds conference, Ms. Giselle Khoury, a renowned French-Lebanese Journalist, interviews Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Arab League's Secretary...

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Let’s not Leave Sudan to the Gulf States!

In recent days, announcements have been circulating, suggesting that Sudan might be the next Arab country signing a peace agreement with Israel. Although so far Sudanese officials have denied this,...

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Bahrain is Next

Today, the Kingdom of Bahrain will officially join the United Arab Emirates in normalizing its relationship with Israel. Sponsored by an American initiative, Bahrain breaks the Arab orthodoxy towards...

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Israel Bahrain Relations

Gaza is going nowhere

The weapon of choice is often no more than a condom, filled with helium, or a children’s balloon, and a flaming rag attached to it. Once let go, the device surfs the prevailing wind, blowing in from...

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Masked Palestinians prepare flammable objects before attaching them to balloons to be flown toward Israel, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 8, 2020.

One Bold Move, Different Scenarios

No matter how one reads the aftermath of the peace deal between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel, there is one conclusion that seems to be undisputable: the so-called Abraham Accord will...

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Economic Priorities Post-Covid in Morocco

In light of the crisis of uncertainty COVID19 has ignited, we are today ahead of an unprecedented economic crisis in Morocco with irreversible impacts on all levels. The Moroccan economy recorded a -...

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Why Europe should care about Lebanese Start-Ups

Due to the debt and political crisis that has been further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, large parts of Lebanon’s burgeoning knowledge economy are facing extinction. Preventing the country’s...

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Winds of Change in Oman: High foreign investment increases economic freedom

In today’s world, where there is a lot of pessimism and protectionism all around, some good news come from the Middle East. The winds of change blew in Oman at the beginning of 2020.

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The Arab World: Between the Coronavirus Pandemic and the Plague of Populism

As the global coronavirus pandemic seems to have placed the world in the eye of a collective storm, with over 120,000 confirmed deaths, the global economy has entered a state of acute stagnation and...

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