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Reflecting on 76 Years of UN Peacekeeping Operations and Egypt’s remarkable track record

Some regional and international crises acquire a special character due to their role in unveiling many important global phenomena.

WASHINGTON, DC – Despite aspirational narratives about “Africa Rising,” the continent has yet to achieve the prosperity increasingly found across large swaths of Asia and many other parts of the world.

The world’s development institutions are increasingly turning away from poverty-related ills like hunger, infectious disease and illiteracy—the challenges still facing most people across the planet.

PARIS/VANCOUVER – Today’s economic outlook is strangely contradictory. While global markets, led by technology and energy, have been ebullient over high short-term profits, the mood at the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund last month was decidedly somber.

A great responsibility lies on the shoulders of the Arab leaders during this summit to deal with the Palestinian cause differently to the extent possible, both in form and substance, from previous Arab summits.

The current crisis in Gaza is not the first in the Middle East region, but it is the most dangerous, for its repercussions on regional security, and perhaps even leading to a change in the shape of the region.

I will begin this article with two questions that have occupied my mind for some time. The first is: has the international community, with its leaders and institutions, reached a stage of complete inability to stop the Israeli war of extermination in Gaza?


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