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Abdel Moneim Said's Articles
Anger and repeat statements will not solve the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Only negotiations can provide a way forward

While a non-starter in and of itself, perhaps Trump’s plan is an opportunity after all, for Arabs and Palestinians to recast the discussion based on their own realities

In a matter of days, the Iranian street seemed to pivot from nationalist sentiment that bolstered the regime to popular outrage against it. It’s too early to tell which will prevail, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

Conflicts can be politically useful if you can defuse them, especially before running for re-election

Despite palpable tensions and rising rhetoric, cool heads appear to be prevailing in regional affairs, at least for now

Egypt weathered the storms of the Arab Spring, and while significant challenges lie ahead, it is poised to thrive as it enters the third decade of the 21st century

The IPO of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco is not just an economic event: it is a political statement, confirming the kingdom’s determination to pursue comprehensive reform, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

When discourse becomes polarised amid momentous pulls and pushes in global events, continued observation, study, dialogue and theorising are of the essence, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

The veer to the far left among left-leaning parties — particularly in the US and UK — will produce a swing in popular votes to the right, bolstering, in the same moment, the far right, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

The new Arab alliance forming is not based on age-old notions of Arab nationalism, but rather strategic imperative. Its potential is vast, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

Deep reform is the lynchpin around which the Arab region can coalesce, not only to endure the slings and arrows of fortune, but to advance and to thrive, writes Abdel- Moneim Said

While opinion polls show Trump comfortably positioned relative to the 2020 presidential elections, impeachment procedures could bring details to light that could derail his re-election, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

Reform programmes in Egypt and Saudi Arabia show the way for new protest movements in Algeria, Sudan, Iraq and now Lebanon, replacing grand slogans with change and development

It is clear that the Arab world cannot, and shouldn’t, wait on the United States. It is time for a new Arab strategic outlook, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

While impeachment procedures against Trump are almost sure to fail, they can nonetheless impair Washington’s capacities to press the interests of the US and its allies in the Middle East, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

In a useless attempt to cast Egypt back, recent agitations by the Muslim Brotherhood are doomed to failure, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

With the status quo between Israel and the Palestinians untenable, the question arises, in light of recent Israeli elections, whether a one-state solution might now be considered, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

War is not only the meeting of armed forces on a real world landscape

Protracted war is a feature of conflict in the Middle East, where parties aim not to win, but not to lose

Trump has an uncanny ability to get the whole world to focus on his every word and deed, writes Abdel-Moneim Said

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