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By Ali Kassay - Nov 11,2018
A giveaway sign of a deadbeat dad is that he complains about his wife and children and he blames them even for his absenteeism.
By Ali Kassay - Nov 04,2018
The situation in Yemen is too painful for words.
By Ali Kassay - Oct 28,2018
Is there such a thing as an Arab republic? This question was raised in 2002, at a conference in Paris on Arab monarchies in which I was privileged to take part. The findings of the conference were published in a book, so I would not try to synopsise them here.
By Ali Kassay - Oct 21,2018
A hallmark of modern revolutions is that they take everyone by surprise. Take, for instance, the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
By Ali Kassay - Oct 15,2018
The other day I indulged in the long-delayed pleasure of seeing the film “Darkest Hour”, in which Gary Oldman ably played the role of Winston Churchill.
By Ali Kassay - Oct 07,2018
A couple of days ago, a dear friend of mine sent me a video recording of a speech by Abdelfattah Mourou, the Tunisian lawyer, politician, co-founder of Ennahdha (Islamist) Party and first vice president of the assembly of representatives. I find Mourou very interesting
By Ali Kassay - Sep 30,2018
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) who wrote that human life outside society would be “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short”, had clearly never driven between Amman and Mafraq.
By Ali Kassay - Sep 24,2018
Muawiyah Ibn Abi Sufian, founder of the Umayyad Dynasty, is credited with many achievements, but he is least known for his greatest accomplishment: He shaped Arab government and political communication for centuries to follow.His description of himself being connected to the peop
By Ali Kassay - Sep 16,2018
In 1992, I was embarrassed to learn that the total number of books published in all Arab countries that year was equal to the number of books published in Britain in 1870.
By Ali Kassay - Sep 09,2018
In 1879, Gilbert and Sullivan achieved international success with their comic opera The Pirates of Penzance, in which major general Stanley introduces himself in a song that is still popular today.



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