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What Our World Needs Most: True World Leaders

We often hear many senior citizens, parents and grandparents talk nostalgically about the good old days of their time. They always reminisce about the serenity of social life, the sufficiency … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 5 Comments

UN: A World Forum of Bystanders

On January 1920, fourteen month after the end of the First World War, the League of Nations (LN) was founded to maintain world order, guarantee peace and security, adjudicate international … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 11 Comments

ISIS: Another Resurgence of Radical Islamists

In June 2014, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria (ISIS), also known as “The Islamic State” (IS), succeeded in no time to sweep … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 19 Comments

Realpolitik: A Polished Name for Political Immorality

The moral pattern of politics has degenerated many times over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 13 Comments

Why We Need New Humanized Mobilization Groups

The unprecedented technological advancements in mass media and telecommunications have broadened the options of knowing what is going on in this turbulent world. Nowadays, people see how terror attacks, kidnapping, … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · 17 Comments

Lebanese Politicians Nullify UDHR’s “Right to Housing”

The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 have demoted communism and socialism to the least importance upon which capitalistic notions flourished all around the world. Since then, the dominant … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

Why None Succeeded to Reform Arab Bureaucracies

During the first decade of this century, governments and organizations alike were occupied by several analysis processes to reevaluate their achievements and shortcomings, cope with the mainstream trends of people, … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · 13 Comments

The Fall of Arab Nationalism and its Folkloric League

In the wake of the Second World War, the presence of powerful international and regional organizations, which can preserve peace and play effective mediatory roles between nations, emerged as an imperative requirement … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 15 Comments

Why Geneva Talks Won’t Stop the Syrian Bloodbath

Now as thirty-four months ago, on every international and regional news channel you watch, transnational newspaper you read or human rights centered websites you explore, you will find analytical articles … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 13 Comments

Why Iran is Overeager to Master the Middle East

Despite the presence of so many transnational problems, Iran’s nuke program and the Syrian dilemma are by far the most controversial issues on the international political theater. Navigating away from … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · 11 Comments

Obama Foreign Policy Puts Arab-U.S. Alliance at Risk

If you intend to visit any Arab country, you are likely going to come across many indignant people criticizing the so-called international community for being a mere self-serving interest group. … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 40 Comments

Whom to Blame for Muslims’ Unending Nightmares

Every now and then, you read some comments or hear people blaming Muslims and Arabs for the ongoing chaos and unending violence currently happening throughout the world. At large, people, … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 18 Comments

Why Arabs and Muslims Downplay Women’s Rights

No matter whom we are or where we are in the world, one cannot deny that human rights and civil liberty are the foremost, after politics, controversial subjects of discussion … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 35 Comments

The Ripple Effect of U.S. Double Standard

As centuries ago as now, we find many policy makers, politicians and political analysts who still consider the abstract idea of double standard is a shrewd political craft. They simply  justify … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

What Egyptian Protesters Assert to the World

On June 30, the political focus of most people was at Tahrir Square, in Cairo, to see the scheduled mass demonstrations, which were called up in opposition to Egyptian president, … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Crux of Middle East and Arab Dilemma

Whenever you get involved in a political discussion concerning the question of peace and security in this chaotic world, you will find out that Middle East politics, Islamic and Arab … Continue reading

June 22, 2013 · 19 Comments

When America Leads From Behind

Political analysts, think tanks and nonaligned intellectuals are in search to identify the root causes of such upheaval and atrocities. They seek to find out what is in common among all those upset people, groups and nations; and how to end these terrible misfortunes and human sufferings.

May 25, 2013 · 32 Comments

The Persistent Demand of All Arab People

Most foreign residents who happen to live or work in the Arab region are accustomed to hear the majority of Arab nationals and expatriates complaining about the living conditions and … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 24 Comments

The Real Call of Arab Civil Societies

The modern concept of civil society is centered on the idea of free joint action between individuals within private and official associations to achieve equitable societal settings and comfortable socioeconomic … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 16 Comments

One of Ali Baba’s Caves of the Middle East

In essence, a sovereign state is a socio-political association of people that has a representative political system, autonomous judiciary, nationally and internationally acknowledged governing body and self-rule over a recognized … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 10 Comments

Poverty: The Matrix of All Troubles

At the onset of this millennium, the World Bank (WB) established a set of international development targets, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to reduce poverty by half on … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 18 Comments

Political Democracy is not Enough to Generate Development to Arabs

The relationship of a national authority to citizenry has been the subject of agelong arguments and indeterminate discourse. Most political theorists and analysts have unremittingly debated the way, whether by … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · 8 Comments

Why Arab Spring Countries Missed their First Base?

It is a customary practice to see Arab people browse for fresh news of the ongoing Arab revolts, called the Arab Spring. They find civil unrest in Tunisia, riots and … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 15 Comments

Why Nationalism Couldn’t Overshadow Islamism

  The existing interminable regional conflicts among several nation countries along with the recurring armed clashes between political factions, fundamental groups and state authorities are now common features of this … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 8 Comments

Why Airlines Should Reorient Aircrew Interactions

Why Many commercial airlines consider friendly interactions between their aircrew members important for promoting safety and increasing productivity.

February 5, 2012 · 5 Comments

Inflaming the Bushy Joblessness Problem

  The financial crisis of 2008 has crippled most economies of the developed world to which insolvency spread out, liquidity dried out, credit crunched, joblessness soared up and so forth. … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Fall of Labor Unions

Imagine the life of unemployed people who have no income to bring in to their families. Imagine the life of those ordinary employees who have no job security and might … Continue reading

January 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Armed Confrontations Won’t Help

  War is the most destructive action in the history of  humankind. Some nations and militarized groups wage war for the mastery of their beliefs, interests and dominance. While there … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 7 Comments

Suppressing Student’s Individuality

Parents, schoolteachers and educationists are divided on the issue of school uniform. there are big differences of opinion among parents and school administrations to which they are split into two … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 19 Comments

Middle East Governments Have No Alternative

The events and outcomes of the 20th century had influenced and transformed human lives all over the world, for better or worse, more than any other century. Besides peace, civil … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · 9 Comments
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