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Walid M. Sadi
By Walid M. Sadi - Jun 21,2014
Of all human rights issues that deserve a closer attention, prostitution receives the least perusal. In my decades-long involvement in UN human rights activities, I have come to the conclusion that prostitution has become a hands-off issue over the years, except when it is relat
By Walid M. Sadi - Jun 14,2014
The jury is still out on why and how a militia of about 3,000-4,000 terrorists that go by the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was able to overcome, conquer and occupy major Iraqi cities with lighting speed, facing no real resistance from the fleeing Iraqi ar
By Walid M. Sadi - Jun 07,2014
What complicates the search for a solution to the Ukrainian conflict is the fact that the country is divided not only politically or ideologically but also on ethnic and religious grounds. The Ukrainians in the east of the country are for the most part Slavic and belong to
By Walid M. Sadi - May 31,2014
The repeated failure of the UN system, including the UN Security Council, to resolve world conflicts is testament to its inherent structural and political weakness. Ever since its creation in 1945, the UN’s track record on conflict resolution is near zero. The list of fai
By Walid M. Sadi - May 24,2014
The visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Holy Land, including Jerusalem, sends a clear message that the fate and future of the holy sites, especially in East Jerusalem, must not be determined by the use of force, or occupation or intimidation. The Pope is here in the area t
By Walid M. Sadi - May 17,2014
Targeting the inner circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin with financial and economic sanctions had many observers scratching their heads in search of an explanation. Why are the oligarchs in Moscow be punished for something that the leadership of the country has done? US
By Walid M. Sadi - May 10,2014
The Ukrainian conflict pitting Washington against Moscow may get out of control unless some kind of grand meeting, along the lines of the Helsinki conference, is held by the major powers to contain it. It will be recalled that the conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
By Walid M. Sadi - May 03,2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin is having a field day, not only in Ukraine but also elsewhere in the world, including Syria. Putin is calling all the shots in the Ukraine conflict, having sensed that US President Barack Obama is faithfully committed to his grand policy of &ldqu
By Walid M. Sadi - Apr 26,2014
No matter how the kidnapping of the Jordanian Ambassador in Libya Fawaz Aitan is dealt with, there are certain policy issues on hostage taking of Jordanian diplomats that will have to be examined. There is every reason to believe that there could be a repeat of such act, of taki
By Walid M. Sadi - Apr 19,2014
With proponents and opponents to the planned nuclear plants still at loggerheads over the safety, economic viability and environmental effects of such an undertaking, it is also time to consider the financial implications should the planned construction of the projected two

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