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Opinion: ISIS cannot be ‘contained’

Opinion: ISIS cannot be ‘contained’

By the time this article goes to print, the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani, or Ain Al-Arab as it is known in Arabic, may have reached its logical conclusion with the collapse of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) campaign to seize it. The fate of...
Opinion: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

Opinion: The Battle for Hearts and Minds

The first thing that we must realize is that the war on terrorism and extremism is a regional one. This is a war that has extended across the Middle East, while it also represents a threat to regional states, not just in terms of violence, but also division,...
Events in Timbuktu

Events in Timbuktu

French and accompanying African forces have liberated the city of Timbuktu-in the west African state of Mali-less than a year after it was first overrun by Tuareg tribes who then handed it over to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb (AQIM), which in turn governed the city...
The World Has Moved On; We Have Not

The World Has Moved On; We Have Not

The New York Times’ Foreign Affairs columnist, Thomas Friedman, has challenged the Obama administration to compete with China in the field of renewable energy, namely wind and solar power. This is something that would not only solve the problem of [high] energy costs...
Obama’s Visit.. And Beyond?!

Obama’s Visit.. And Beyond?!

Obama did it! He carried out one of his election campaign promises. Less than one year after he reached the White House, he visited a Muslim country and from there he sent a message to the Muslim world or, to be more accurate, to countries of the world with Muslim...