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By Osama Al Sharif - Apr 10,2018
A week is a long time in politics as recent events in Syria continue to underline. Only last week, US President Donald Trump shocked and confused both allies and foes when he announced, off-script, that he wanted to pull the US military out of Syria “very soon”.
By Osama Al Sharif - Apr 04,2018
What frightened Israel so much that it premeditatedly killed at least 17unarmed Palestinians and injured hundreds who were among tens of thousands of peaceful protesters gathering along Gaza Strip’s border with Israel last Friday?
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 27,2018
As Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary this May, the Palestinians will mark seven decades since Nakba, or the catastrophe, that has come to represent a triad of perpetual occupation, oppression and displacement.
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 20,2018
It is unfortunate that almost all players involved in the complex Syrian crisis appear to have given up on efforts to resuscitate a political process that aims at ending seven years of civil war.
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 13,2018
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking preemptive steps in preparation for a possible unveiling of a new Middle East peace plan by the White House, most likely to be announced in the coming two months.
By Osama Al Sharif - Mar 06,2018
The month of March began with a sinister sense of déjà vu at a global level.
By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 27,2018
Of all the options, limited as they are, that are available to President Mahmoud Abbas to offset the repercussions of President Donald Trump’s controversial proclamation on Jerusalem and his much touted Middle East peace plan, ending inter-Palestinian schism, is beyond doubt the
By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 20,2018
All was not well at this weekend’s high-profile annual Munich Security Conference. From afar it seemed like key foreign leaders and top diplomats were on the same page by pointing to daunting threats facing our world.
By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 13,2018
Syria has become a congested arena for various state and no-state combatants, each with its own agenda. So much so that Saturday's precarious incident, when Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli F-16 fighter jet over northern Galilee, appeared inevitable.
By Osama Al Sharif - Feb 06,2018
In a rare phenomenon, this year will see a number of legislative and presidential elections take place across the Arab world. Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and even Libya and Tunisia are all lining up to hold what can only be described as crucial elections.



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