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Security Dilemma in the Middle East

By Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India)

Monday, December 3, 2012

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Security Dilemma in the Middle East

The ongoing conflict in the Middle East is a case of security dilemma in which parties to the conflict misperceive each other’s positions and craft policies which further contributes to tension in the region. On 29 November 2012 the Palestinian Authority received overwhelming support in the United Nations in terms of its elevation as a […]

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Towards a Culture of Peace and Recognition

By Ayman QWAIDER (Palestine)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

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Towards a Culture of Peace and Recognition

Palestine is the 195th state to join the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. The admission of Palestine to the UNESCO family has given optimism and hope to Palestinians who believe in the mission of UNESCO “Building peace in the Mind of Men and Women”. The admission of Palestine is a symbolic victory […]

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Obama’s Dilemma: A Matter of Faith

By Iqbal ALIMOHAMED (Switzerland)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Obama’s Dilemma: A Matter of Faith

President Obama, in his impressive Cairo speech of June 4, 2009, said, “I believe that America holds within her the truth that regardless of race, religion, or station in life, all of us share common aspirations – to live in peace and security, to get an education and to work with dignity, to love our […]

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Obama Caught Between Israel and Palestine

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

Friday, May 27, 2011

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Obama Caught Between Israel and Palestine

A border dispute In a 45-minute Middle East speech on May 19, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to say the future Palestinian state should be formed within the borders established before 1967. He specifically said that the border between Israel and the future State of Palestine should “be based on the 1967 lines […]

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Passionate for Palestinian Independence

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Passionate for Palestinian Independence

Increased Palestinian activity After the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations process broke down last year, the Palestinian National Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas launched an active campaign to get unilateral recognition for Palestine as an independent state. As a payoff, several countries recognized Palestine within the 1967 borders. Furthermore, a recent report by, Robert Serry, the UN Special […]

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It is Time for Obama to Demonstrate True Courage and Statesmanship

By Iqbal ALIMOHAMED

Saturday, April 23, 2011

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It is Time for Obama to Demonstrate True Courage and Statesmanship

John F. Kennedy said: “There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” For Mr. Obama, it is time for action! When Mr Obama was elected to the US Presidency, he vowed to tackle and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Today, […]

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Who Has Blown Up Moscow Airport?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Who Has Blown Up Moscow Airport?

Any terrorist attack immanently pursues a certain political goal. Clear understanding of this goal and an analysis of the whole set of available facts about the horrific explosion in Domodedovo earlier this week may bring us closer to the answer to the key question: who are the perpetrators and who ordered them to commit the […]

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Dmitry Medvedev’s Baptism in the Middle East

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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Dmitry Medvedev’s Baptism in the Middle East

By Elena Suponina (Russia) The New Year began with a remarkable visit by Dmitry Medvedev to the Middle East. Russia’s President visited Jordan and the Palestinian Authority, and his trip coincided with the Christian holiday of Epiphany, which is celebrated on January 18-19. John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan, […]

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Vitaly Naumkin: “There can be no peace with the occupation . . .”

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Vitaly Naumkin: “There can be no peace with the occupation . . .”

An interview with the Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Vitaly Naumkin, on the problems of the Middle East and the historical roots of instability in the region. – Is the current situation in the Middle East conducive to a quick end to the Arab-Israeli conflict? I’m saddened by the situation as far as […]

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