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Leading the race to the White House is one thing, and booking a prominent place in history is another. History is an eraser that only those who leave unremovable marks can resist. To book a place in history, an American president must write his own story and turn it into a decisive chapter of his…

Ghassan Charbel

Sixty-six years have passed since the 14 July Revolution in 1958, an event that still sparks debate among Iraqis. Some support the shift to a republic, while others argue a monarchy is better for Iraq’s complexities. While I won’t judge the event itself, its deep-rooted causes, or its aftermath,…

Mustafa al-Kadhimi

For a week now, democrats around the world have been celebrating France’s immense victory. Democracy succeeded in preventing the extremist National Rally party from obtaining a parliamentary majority, even denying it first and second place. Strikingly, however, many of those who are now praising…

Hazem Saghieh

Anyone who follows social networks and watches some of the Arab media will notice an increase in “shouting,” “a party of insults,” and accusations of disloyalty, as well as an unprecedented decline in the language of dialogue. So why all this? The story is clear, but it requires…

Tariq Al-Homayed

Everyone following the elections in industrialized Western countries can clearly see that these societies are heading toward a deep crisis that will leave governance and administration at a dead end. Indeed, the democratic process has become an end in itself rather than a means for ensuring the…

Mohammed al-Rumaihi

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