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Tunisia’s Arab Winter

On Dec. 13, Tunisian President Kais Saied announced that he will initiate a constitutional referendum next July, and that parliament will remain suspended until...
Ali Khamenei meets Xi Jinping

The Friend Between the Foes: China, Saudi Arabia and Iran

China's proximity to Saudi Arabia comes to the fore yet again as reports claim Beijing to be helping Riyadh in developing its own ballistic...
Ayatollah Khamenei

Iran: A Pivotal Component of Important Connectivity Initiatives

The revival of the Iran nuclear deal/JCPOA seems to be an uphill task. The Vienna talks between Iran and other signatories to the Iran...
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UAE-US ties and the China Factor

With tensions between US and China rising in recent years, one of the major challenges for countries sharing close strategic ties with the US...
Imam Ayatollah Ali Khameini

Ali Khamenei’s Succession Within the Iranian Political Framework

The last presidential elections held on June18, 2021 resulted in the victory of the hardliner Ebrahim Raisi, who will be Iran's president for the...
Devastated Beirut port

Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon: Forgotten Victims of the Socio-Economic Crisis

The socio-political crisis in Lebanon has exacerbated the vulnerabilities of migrant domestic workers to the point where they have been stripped of their basic freedom and dignity.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani

Can a Deal Be Reached With Iran?

The Iran problem is one that can never truly be solved, it can only be managed.
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The Energy Transition Is Underway. Nigeria Is Dangerously Unprepared

Crude oil revenue is Nigeria's fiscal lifeline, generating almost 65% of government revenues.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Easy Money, Debt-Binging and the China-Nigeria Relationship

the latest borrowing spree by Nigeria, and its increasing concentration in China, is consequential.

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