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Islamophobia in France: The Conflicting Values and the Way it affects French Society

Introduction A frightening aspect emerges when looking at this great problem of Islamophobia in France, as it questions the foundations of a multiethnic society. The nation of France which was once hailed for its freedom, equality, and brotherhood, is grappling with bigotry and fear targeted at its Muslim population. The French dedication to secularism sometimes referred to as “Laïcité” (Hajjat…

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Is the United States Coming or Going?  Strategic and Tactical Contradictions of the United States Approach to the Middle East

The article is published in JPS Magazine American policy is full of contradictions. Those contradictions have become especially evident since the war in Gaza began, but they emerged before. The contradictions make the United States a confusing actor, one subject to different strategic impulses and displaying enormous tactical inconsistency. For day-to-day and even year-to-year decision-making, the United States will likely…

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Will Bishr Al-Khasawneh Conduct the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections?

Executive Summary Although the matter of the parliamentary elections has been definitively settled, with September 10th designated as the date for holding them, there remains a significant unresolved issue in the corridors of decision-making regarding the fate of Bisher Al-Khasawneh’s government. The prevailing expectation is that Al-Khasawneh will oversee the upcoming elections, after which a new prime minister will be…

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Between Warsaw and Amman: The Paradox of Self-distancing in a Conflict Environment

The evolving trajectory of the Iranian-Israeli conflict has various implications for the Middle East. In the past, Iran engaged in proxy confrontations, but the Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate building marked a potential turning point that could signal unprecedented changes. For the first time, Iran responded directly to the targeting of its consulate in Damascus by launching attacks from…

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Tehran’s Strike and the Jordanian Response

Nobody in Jordan, in my opinion, would have wanted or desired the interception of Iranian drones over their territory. From the outset of the aggression on Gaza, both the state and the people of Jordan stood alongside Gaza and its population and opposed the Israeli atrocities. Jordan took the lead in diplomatic efforts against Israel, diligently working to debunk the…

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A Message Coming from Moscow: ISIS is recovering

Four members of the Islamic State organisation “ISIS” carried out a shooting attack on the “Crocus City Hall” music concert in Moscow on Friday evening, killing over 100 people, according to a statement from the organisation’s A’maq agency. The operation has raised many questions, ranging from scepticism about the identity of the perpetrators, despite the organisation’s statement, to the reasons…

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American Interests and Public Opinion during the War on Gaza

As the United States enters a crucial election season, the pace of American popular protests against the Israeli war on Gaza rises daily, and the voices calling for a ceasefire expand. Within these protests, there are condemnations of the direct American role in supporting Israel and obstructing international efforts to end the war. Sharp criticisms of the U.S. President label…

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Satloff’s Notes and the Zionist Lobbying

The executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Robert Satloff, presented his observations following his regional tour last month to several countries. These observations carry the same ideas he seeks to emphasize, whether he visited the region or not (with slight differences, some related to Saudi comfort following their agreement with Iran). They indicate a shared Arab…

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The Anti-Normalization Act with the Assad Regime

Summary: The United States House of Representatives voted by a large majority on the “Anti-Normalisation with the Assad Regime” bill on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. If it completes its legislative process and becomes law, it will decisively influence U.S. policy towards countries that are open to the Assad regime. This will have implications for Arab countries, particularly Jordan, which may…

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The Dawn of the New Regional Order in the aftermath of the War

The current discussions, negotiations, and debates surrounding the aftermath of today’s war on Gaza go beyond the search for the future of the region, its political formulation, and who will govern it. The focus extends to the Palestinian issue as a whole, involving planning and thinking about the future of the entire region and its regional system, especially from the…

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