The announcement of the UAE and Israel deal has had a mixed reception, raising concerns about normalisation. I approached Development Economist Mr. Riad al Khouri to find out his views since he is a well-known and respected specialist on the Israel-Palestine question.
U.S unilateral sanctions have been widely criticised for their wide-reaching and detrimental effects on the people that they often claim to benefit – and no time more so than now. Studies show that they have been largely ineffective in achieving
The judgment is out, Brexit is a defeat for Europe and the European project. And for America too. It will weaken the European Union on the international scene and slow down integration. That, at least, is the judgment you find
How Socially Responsible Businesses Could Improve Public Health Care in the U.S. Few citizens can deny that the U.S. health care system has inherent flaws. For starters, the health care industry’s current for-profit business model simply isn’t sustainable, especially considering the
Iran protests’ death toll rises Since Nov. 15, Iran has been facing severe protests that erupted following the 300% increase in fuel prices, and later on becoming a bigger scale outcry against the current regime under Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The
Since its emergence, Hezbollah has been on the rise. Enduring Lebanon’s chaos, it gradually adapted to the country’s consociational democracy and became more embedded in the system. Bolstered by Iran, and Syria to some extent, Hezbollah is now a regional
Sustainable Safety is a transportation policy that is currently used in the Netherlands to create safer roads and eliminate traffic fatalities. Since launching Sustainable Safety in 1992, the Netherlands has seen road infrastructure become safer and traffic fatalities decrease dramatically.
The U.S. federal government is currently experiencing one of the longest closures in modern history. The partial shutdown has left thousands of federal employees and contractors in limbo; they are furloughed or forced to work without pay while awaiting a
It feels as if the 2016 Presidential election was just yesterday but yet it is already November 2018 and the US midterms are here. Will they be a replay of the anti-establishment nationalist wave that trumped Hillary Clinton in 2016? Millions
When the United States sneezes, as the old adage goes, the rest of the world often catches a cold. The US Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, which ruled that public-sector unions
Israel was created in 1948. Which means that in the conscious life of every baby boomer, Jerusalem has been Israel’s working capital, while every nation having diplomatic relations with the Jewish state has kept its embassy in Tel Aviv. That
Update: On 14 December 2017, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality. This means that all the issues identified in this article will come to pass. Silicon Valley will never be the same again. On November 21, the new head of