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By Hassan A. Barari - Feb 17,2015
Explicit in US President Barack Obama’s approach to Tehran is his desire to reach a deal on the nuclear programme, hoping to leave his own legacy in the Middle East. Over the past years, he left no stone unturned to lure the Iranians into a deal to cover his failures in al
By Hassan A. Barari - Feb 09,2015
In an attempt to scare Jordan and perhaps other Arab countries that joined the American-led coalition in the battle against the so-called Islamic State (IS), the latter released a video last Tuesday of the burning to death of the captured Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh. Stunned
By Hassan A. Barari - Feb 02,2015
Egypt will apparently continue to grapple with terrorism for years to come. The Egyptian government launched a campaign over the last few months to put a cap on the emerging insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula.
By Hassan A. Barari - Jan 19,2015
In the wake of the deadly attacks in France that took place two weeks ago, the United States and Britain vowed to take a hard line on “Islamist” extremism. In a press conference with President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We face a
By Hassan A. Barari - Jan 12,2015
In a rare display of international solidarity, scores of leaders from countries across the global took part in the biggest ever demonstration in Paris to honour the victims of a recent terrorists attack. The message could not have been more obvious: The world neither accepts ter
By Hassan A. Barari - Dec 29,2014
The news of the Jordanian pilot’s capture went viral on social media outlets in the country. The common theme is that Jordanians are united in their support and sympathy for the captive pilot and his family. While a few cast doubts on Jordan’s decision to take part
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



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