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Abu Mazen isn't finished, just yet

The last thing Mahmoud Abbas needed was a pat on the back from…
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Turkey's Henry Kissinger

The historian inside me sometimes muscles down the analyst, and…
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Masoud Barazani's strong hand

The results of the presidential elections in Iraqi Kurdistan…
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Jerusalem: A victim of historical neglect and ignorance

Arab intelligentsia's response to a new campaign mirrors centuries-old…
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We miss you dearly Mr Arafat

On the fourth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, let…
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Defending Aisha

The latest controversy over the book, The Jewel of Medina has…
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Islam and secularism must go hand in hand in Syria

For the first time since the secular Baath Party came to power…
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To live not die for Palestine

I teach a seminar on "The world after 9-11" and like to start…
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Syria and Lebanon: More than just neighbors

When the French occupied Syria in 1920, they famously dissected…
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Tough, permanent, and immutable

Ali Bin Abi Taleb, the fourth Muslim Caliph, once said that there…