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The EU’s role and limits in the achievement of a Two-State Solution and the Differentiation Strategy

In an attempt to maintain their legitimacy through International Law compliance, the European Union has continued to support the parameters of the Oslo Agreement and a Two-State Solution. However, by doing so, it has failed to adjust to the changing realities on the ground and half-measures designed to ensure the geopolitical readiness of the East […]

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The Detrimental Geopolitical Significance of “Regularisation” Laws in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

After President Trump’s investiture influential figures within Netanyahu’s Government such as Ayelet Shaked, Naftali Bennett or Bezalel Smotrich have found the leeway to push for a normalisation and regularisation of the West Bank Settlements and Outposts. The Regularisation Law is a prominent example of this as it allows the annexation of the Palestinian privately owned […]

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The New Israel: Netanyahu’s Transformational Strategies

The gatekeepers of the “democratic old Israel” are engaged in a fierce battle against the Israeli Prime minister’s vision for the future of the Jewish state. Although he is challenged by the corruption scandals putting his government at stake, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is successfully building the “new Israel” by heading the right-wing government […]

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مناطق “خفض التصعيد” في سوريا… وعودة اللاجئين

  أظهرت التجارب الدولية فشل المناطق الآمنة في تأمين الحماية للمدنيين الهاربين من العنف خلال النزاعات المسلحة. بيد أن العدد المرتفع للاجئين السوريين في دول الجوار، دَفَعَ نحو المطالبة بقيام هذه المناطق في سوريا، عَلَّها تُسّهل عودة اللاجئين إلى بلادهم، وتخفف من التداعيات الكارثية للأزمة السورية على تلك الدول. وتنحصر الخيارات اليوم بحكم الأمر الواقع […]

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السعودية والعد العكسي لاعتلاء بن سلمان العرش الملكي

  بدأت تتّضح معالم المرحلة السياسة المقبلة في المملكة العربية السعودية خصوصاً من خلال تتبّع القرارات التي يتّخذها الملك سلمان أو من خلال تحرّكات نجله ولي العهد محمد بن سلمان. يبدو جليّاً مدى ارتباط السياسة الخارجية  السعودية وعلاقاتها الاقليمية والدولية مع الخطوات التي يقوم بها محمد بن سلمان لاعتلاء العرش بعد فترة قد تكون قريبة.    […]

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US Financial War on Hezbollah: Round II

By Elie Joe Dergham Ever since the former and current lawmakers in United States of America passed and signed the law of Hezbollah’s International Financial Prevention Act (HIFPA), the Lebanese Party of God has been pressured financially by the United States. Over 100 Hezbollah related accounts were closed and reported to US banking authorities. Special […]

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