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Hassan A. Barari
By Hassan A. Barari - Dec 22,2014
Not long ago, Professor Rashid Khalidi published a book titled “Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S.
By Hassan A. Barari - Dec 16,2014
Not long ago, in a closed-door meeting of members of Likud’s central committee, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it perfectly clear that his political opponents would not be able to deal with the security challenges facing Israel. He mocked his political riva
By Hassan A. Barari - Dec 08,2014
If anything, the near collapse of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government and the resultant call for early elections has less to do with peace and more with political rivalries and the contention over internal matters.
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 24,2014
No other Israeli politician has ever played up the issue of security to frighten voters as effectively as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu has literally subordinated every key national matter to his concept of security. Once he secured the premiership in 1996, he pu
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 17,2014
A few days ago, US President Barack Obama called on his national security adviser to review the official American policy on Syria. Explicit in Obama’s new thinking is that defeating the Islamic State (IS) entails removing embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad from p
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 10,2014
Pundits around the world suspect that US President Barack Obama will not follow a decisive approach in dealing with Iranian nuclear ambitions. Not only has he been hesitant to face Iran on this particular issue, he has also been ineffective in his attempt to sway the Iranians to
By Hassan A. Barari - Nov 03,2014
The Israeli right-wing Temple Mount activists’ plan to change the status quo in East Jerusalem is a perfect recipe for another bloody confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians. If their activities continue unchecked, the holy land will see nothing but doom and gloom.
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 27,2014
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the successful conclusion of the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, but the failure of the peace process has led many observers to ponder whether Jordan could maintain peace with Israel. To be sure, the peace treaty has survived many
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 20,2014
Whether the perpetuation of the Arab-Israeli conflict destabilises the Middle East or not is an unresolved debate in the West. There is a school of thought that links instability in the region to the persistence of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Some argue that resolving the confli
By Hassan A. Barari - Oct 13,2014
Thus far, Ankara has been merely watching the unfolding events in the Kurdish town Kobani. Undoubtedly, the likely fall of Kobani to the Islamic State (IS) will have grave consequences for Ankara.



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