Opinion

Separated Families and Lost Opportunities: The Cost of Closed Borders between Algeria and Morocco

Efforts to reopen the borders have repeatedly failed, and keeping them closed costs both countries billions of dollars annually. What are the prospects reaching a compromise?

Regional Merry-Go-Round – While Key Issues Continue to Dog Lebanon’s Government in Formation, End to...

It has long been said somewhat cynically that Lebanon’s raison d’être is to serve as the proxy battlefield for everything in contention in the region and beyond.

Saudi Overreaction to Canadian Human Rights Concerns Exacerbates Issues for Kingdom

A tweet from Canada’s Foreign Policy Ministry sparked a war of words and a series of political clashes between the Northern American country and Saudi Arabia when Canadian officials expressed their “grave concern about additional arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, including Samar Badawi”
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Editorial: Free Press, American as Apple Pie – Informs People, Exposes Truth, Checks Abuse of ...

The notion of freedom of the press is enshrined in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is part of this nation’s core values, part of this nation’s history and commitment to the liberty of its people.

Saudi Arabia’s Contest with Canada Escalates, Sending Clear Messages of Saudi Autonomy

The escalating diplomatic rancor between Saudi Arabia and Canada is snowballing fast, but it is not just about Saudi Arabia and Canada. Saudi Arabia’s dramatic responses to Canada’s “insulting” tweet are coded political messages to its rivals and allies alike to stand down.  
Sunni-Shia Conflict Myth: Politicizing Minor Religious Differences

Why Hezbollah Continues to Thrive in Lebanon

According to recent post-election polling, Hezbollah enjoys the confidence of slightly over 50% of the respondents, representing those who voted and those who did not.
Souad Abderrahim

Tunisia’s Progressive Stance on Women’s Rights One Year after Adoption of Anti-Violence Law

A year ago, the Tunisian parliament passed the country’s first law that criminalizes gender-based violence. The bill, passed on July 26, 2017, received the approval of 146 out of 217 possible votes.
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Elections in Libya Mired in Controversy

The leading political factions in Libya represented by Fayez al-Sarraj, President of the Presidency Council of Libya, Aguila Saleh, President of the House of Representatives (HoR), Khaled Meshri, President of the High State Council (HSC), and, General Khalifa Haftar, Commander of the LNA, agreed on May 29th in Paris to a UN supervised process for new elections by December 10th for president and parliament.
Nador’s Migrant Camps: A Human Catastrophe

Nador’s Migrant Camps: A Human Catastrophe

Moroccan authorities spent the first week of Ramadan dismantling migrant camps in the north of the country.