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The grand problem of the French-British alliance on Syria Opinion 

The grand problem of the French-British alliance on Syria

By Osservatorio Italiano From http://osservatorioitaliano.org/read/149251/italia-il-grande-problema-dellasse-francobritannico-sulla-siria France and Great Britain fear a repeat in Syria of the Libyan scenario, i.e. a transfer of diplomatic influence from the Franco-Anglo-American axis to a Mediterranean axis, externally coordinated by a US – Russia agreement. Such a change has now become necessary given the emergence of new requirements related to the need to contain and eradicate the phenomenon of the infiltration of terrorists within European Union borders. Paris and London will not willingly give up diplomatic leadership over Syria, given the efforts made to bring down…

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The Killing of Hallel Ariel – An American Perspective Opinion 

The Killing of Hallel Ariel – An American Perspective

By Linda Wesson Not long ago a lovely thirteen year old girl named Hallel Ariel was killed by a seventeen year old boy named Muhammad Taraireh. He broke into the settlement home where she lived and murdered her in a vicious knife attack. There is never a good enough reason for killing an innocent person, whether from Israelis on the occupied Palestinians or vice-versa. It may be because of a very sick mind, and I do believe that this was the case in the killing of Hallel Ariel. I’m finally…

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What more can be done to help empower Libyan women? Opinion 

What more can be done to help empower Libyan women?

By Asma Shebani As it currently stands, we find an alarming detachment between civil society within developing North African nations. It is imperative that political forces attempt to promote, encourage and invest in enriching our civil society. It will certainly guide the way forward, as civil society is the mechanism through which North African women can empower themselves. This empowerment will blossom, allowing women to feel correctly established in the workplace, in the media, and most significantly in society. Thus, progressively integrating with the rest of the international community. In…

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“Democracy is Incompatible with the Middle East” – A Response Opinion 

“Democracy is Incompatible with the Middle East” – A Response

I would like to thank Laura Hawkes for her inputs to this article. I would also like to thank Lorenzo Raffio for his constructive feedback during its development. *** 1. Introduction Today, only 36% of Arab youths feel that the Middle East has improved in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.[1] Given the current turbulence, the idea that “democracy is incompatible with the Middle East” has become a popular – and rather problematic – argument. It is a problematic argument because: It is an argument that dehumanises Arabs and reduces them to case-studies…

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