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Our Leaders Need More than Hope -By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler

“The kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region nor does it seek that, It will do what it can to prevent this war…” –Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir Attacks on Saudi Arabia’s energy sector have recently elevated tensions in the Persian Gulf. The US has sent an […]

I would not be a writer today if it wasn’t for Binyavanga Wainaina. When I was 21, in my third year of university, I was on what was called an “attachment” – a kind of internship required by the Kenyan university system, where undergraduate students would work at institutions in their field and gain work […]

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“All we know about the new economic world tells us that nations which train engineers will prevail over those which train lawyers. No nation has ever sued its way to greatness.”——-Richard lamm Many engineering developments of this century with immense impacts on our lives have not been accompanied by realistic engineering views of those impacts […]

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In November 2016, no one was more surprised at Donald Trump‘s victory at the polls than Trump himself. Beating Hillary Clinton, a career politician, he became the first US president with no prior public service experience. Needless to say, when he came to power, Trump did not have a comprehensive plan for the United States, […]

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However and wherever it manifests itself, to defeat hatred, you must confront it: head-on, with determination, uncowed by the apologists, who prefer, like so many politicians these days, to coddle, excuse or ingratiate themselves to the powerful hate-mongers in our midst. Happily, Mohamed Fakih is not a politician. He is a successful restaurateur who chose […]

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It may be a stretch to say everyone now has a YouTube channel, but it looks like it’s only a matter of time before that becomes a reality because it sure looks like there’s a new channel every day. By everyone, I mean celebrities and others like them. I only realised how this was fast […]

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Dear Madonna and Eurovision 2019 contestants, You have so far decided to ignore several requests to honour the Palestinian picket line. On May 9,Gaza cultural organisations and artists issued a strong call asking them to boycott the contest out of respect for the two babies and two pregnant women along with the 23 other Palestinians […]

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It was Sunday, May 12, near the port of Fujairah, in the Gulf of Oman, United Arab Emirate (UAE). Four commercial ships were bombed. Two of them, Amjad and Al Marzoqah are tankers owned by Saudi Arabia; the third, A. Michel, a UAE flagged fuel bunker barge; and the fourth, a Norwegian tanker, the Andrea […]

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Although President Rodrigo Duterte‘s name was not on the ballot in the May 13 midterm elections in the Philippines, the vote served as a referendum on his disruptive and unorthodox leadership. Over the past three years, the controversial Filipino leader has defied practically every political convention and general public decorum. To the utter shock of […]

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Apartheid is alive and well and thriving in occupied Palestine. Palestinians know this. South Africans know this. Many Israelis have accepted this as part of their political debate. Americans are coming to terms with this, with new voices in Congress and NGOs like Jewish Voice for Peace unafraid of speaking this truth. Only in Europe […]

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