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The 'scarecrow' of PA decline

Dr Hani Al-Masri

The American administration previously warned against the possibility of the PA collapsing if Israel continues to withhold its tax returns for the second month in a row.


The ground attack on ISIS: Context and consequences

Iraqi soldiers against ISIS

US General John Allen, advisor to the American president and special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, has said that "Iraqi troops will begin a major ground offensive against the militants in the weeks ahead."


Western powers accept Assad as the lesser of two evils

Samira ShackleThis March will be the fourth anniversary of the civil war in Syria, which has seen more than 200,000 people killed and 9 million displaced. World leaders called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down back in August 2011.


Netanyahu’s dangerous liaison with the Republicans: A step too far?

Samira ShackleIsrael and the US have a longstanding alliance; political leaders from both countries regularly visit the other for talks and to make speeches. But a speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress, scheduled to take place next month, has caused huge controversy in the US.


The rise of 'pro-Israelism' in American politics

Nasim AhmedThe US-Israel special relationship is acknowledged universally as the unswayable force of politics in the Middle East. The theme is confessed ritually by every US president and Israeli prime minister, who have all claimed, more or less, that "the bond between Israel and the United States is rooted in more than our shared national interests; it's rooted in the shared values and shared stories of our people."


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