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South Sudan’s Fragile Peace

The peace accord to end the civil war in South Sudan remains fragile and needs international support.

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Immunizing the World: Can We Do It?

Global governance on immunization against COVID 19 has failed quite badly so far. The West will experience a blowback.

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Alexei Navalny: The Freest Man in the World

The recurring question of what freedom means in the political and the everyday world.

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Why Was I Ever Born? Yemen — A Poem Article

While tens of thousands of Yemeni men, women and children are dying from starvation and disease, the world is shamelessly watching with deafening silence.

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Goodbye, Right-Wing Populism

A Trump defeat signals the beginning of the end of nationalist populist politics worldwide.

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Lebanon: The Return of Hariri — Tragedy, Farce or the Only Hope?

With Hariri’s return to power in Lebanon, the old guard’s political maneuvering intended to outflank the public has worked.

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India: Gender Inequality Seriously Harms Women and Girls

The problem of abuse of women in India will only be solved by changing entrenched culture norms that allow the abuse and degradation of women.

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Israel and the Arab World: A Tectonic Shift

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The truly historic nature of the UAE-Israel deal is in the fine print.

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Can Macron Save Lebanon From Its Political Class?

Lebanon needs a new state, not new visits from the President of France.

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Putin’s Russia Is Like Brezhnev’s USSR: Will the End Be the Same?

After 20 years in power, Putin’s balance sheet is weak. Considering Russia strong is a serious misreading of its real situation at home and abroad.

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