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Many questions have been posed about the nature and structure of Iran’s political system, its present and future. These major, complex, and sensitive questions are valid. Some have more than one answer, while others are difficult to answer at all. The victory of Masoud Pezeshkian, a puzzling…

Mustafa Fahs

In his “A Tale of Two Cities” English novelist Charles Dickens uses the French Revolution as a background for the claim, never openly stated, for superiority of the British political system. Here are two European nations tracing their ancestry to ancient Greece and Rome and cradled in Christian…

Amir Taheri

After conquering the city of Tyre, Alexander the Great wrote to his concubine in Macedonia, reassuring her that it would not be long before he returned from Phoenicia. He spoke of beautiful mountains that resemble his homeland’s, the abundance of water and agricultural land, and coastal cities…

Hanna Saleh

Despite the importance of reaching a ceasefire in Gaza and southern Lebanon, and of that happening sooner rather than later, not many have argued that such a development would open the door to a conclusive peace. The fact is that the fighters themselves, in all of the conflict’s many fronts, do not…

Hazem Saghieh

Every country has the right to set laws for everyone residing on its territory, including refugees. Even European countries have complained about this matter. However, can our region address the refugee question in isolation of reality or the bigger regional picture? I doubt it! Why this…

Tariq Al-Homayed

Biden and his Democratic opponents are going through a period of discovering the other for who he really is. The first did not expect that they would be so unfaithful and ready to sacrifice and attack him, and they did not imagine that he would cling to power to this degree. The media tried to…

Mamdouh al-Muhainy

Thanks to improvements in statistics and polling, the electoral outcome aligned with projections. The British Labor Party won the elections handily yesterday, ending 14 consecutive years of Conservative Party rule. The outcome of the early elections called for by Rishi Sunak, the outgoing Prime…

Eyad Abu Shakra

The past few days have been burdened with messages from Washington to Tehran, via London and Paris. In a world with wide-open doors, elections are no longer a local matter. The importance increases when the results affect the future of economies, policies, and arsenals. When the news emerged…

Ghassan Charbel

The British elections gave the Labour Party a historic victory following 14 years of Conservative rule. President Emmanuel Macron lost in the first round of the snap legislative elections in France to the right. The debate about President Joe Biden's health and his capacity for running for re…

Tariq Al-Homayed

Many are eulogizing the West’s liberal parliamentary model today. They are armed with an array of arguments: its foreign policies- especially its position on the war in Gaza, the results of the recent French elections, Donald Trump potentially making his way back to the White House, and the…

Hazem Saghieh

Sudan is likely to witness a major transformation in the coming weeks that will lead it towards two options: either a political and military agreement to achieve a ceasefire, followed by an expanded political dialogue over the future of the country, or complete collapse and the start of a phase of…

Faisal Mohamed Saleh

The low turnout in the presidential elections disappointed the Iranian regime that sought to demonstrate its legitimacy. The participation rate, which did not exceed 40 percent for the first time in the history of presidential elections, appears to complement the citizens’ unfavorable position…

Mustafa Fahs