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Ula Shaybeddine
The revolutions sweeping the Arab world have not only changed political realities on the ground, they have also prompted revision of many long-...
Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Mustafa Bassiouni
Current restructuring of Egypt’s government controlled Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) is unlikely to regain the trust of workers after the...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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Firas Khatib
The Palestinians’ current recourse to the UN to acquire statehood is a move which is counter intuitive in view of recent developments in the Arab...
Monday, September 26, 2011
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Luma Khaled
Elections held in Bahrain over the weekend are the latest ruse by the regime to feign democratic change. While the charade of ballot box rituals is...
Sunday, September 25, 2011
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Jean Aziz
A UN denial of Palestinian statehood would be scandalous. Not only are Palestinians’ rights to their land self-evident, but the international...
Sunday, September 25, 2011
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Khelil Bouarrouj
Many pundits argue that the Arab revolts are a belated response against neoliberalism — often defined as free trade, reduced social spending,...
Thursday, September 22, 2011
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Omar Dewachi
Washington's planned withdrawal of troops from Iraq next December is hailed as a turning point for the country. But the war on Iraq was much more...
Monday, September 19, 2011
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Rim Kanaan
Palestinian artist, Rim Kanaan, warns against participation of politically uncommitted fellow artists, like renowned Iraqi singer Ilham al-Madfai, in...
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Sami Atallah
Recent prospects of finding gas off the coast of Lebanon have triggered high hopes for the country’s economic outlook. Some analysts predict that gas...
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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