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The rapid rise of tensions in the Middle East within days of the new year signals that matters unresolved in the last decade will come to a head in this one

Waves of upheaval continued this year to unfold east and west, while opposed forces vie for pre-eminence to set the directions of the future world order

Defeating terrorism in the Sahel region is not just in the interest of parties like France, that has a traditional hold in these countries. It is an international and regional imperative, writes Hussein Haridy

Turkey’s escalated meddling in Libya is something Egypt cannot tolerate. It must be halted promptly and with full vigour, writes Hussein Haridy

The Trump administration is not only upturning long-held baselines on the Middle East peace process, but challenging the foundations of 20th century international peace and security

Egypt has a chance to reassess its Libya policy, and in doing so would bolster its influence and secure its core interests, as well as those of the Arab region as a whole, writes Hussein Haridy

Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria raises as many questions about the United States and its relations with its allies as it does about Turkish intentions

Despite the challenges China is facing, its rise to global power appears unstoppable, as Washington should well note

Despite rising regional tensions, signs emerged at the UN General Assembly of a tentative coming together among regional and international powers on shared interests and goals, writes Hussein Haridy

With Trump reluctant to take military action against Iran, the Arabs are painted into a corner and should rethink their strategic relation with Washington, writes Hussein Haridy

The map of the Middle East is being redrawn politically and geostrategically. Or so Trump administration officials hope, writes Hussein Haridy

The world continues to await the so-called Deal of the Century, while nothing suggests that sustainable peace will be one of its outcomes

France has been pushing to halt the escalation between Iran and the US, but if hawks prevail on all sides, the success of its efforts will remain in doubt, writes Hussein Haridy

This year’s G7 Summit was testament to a depth of tensions among major powers rarely seen in recent decades

North Korean missile tests, on the one hand, and US projections of bolstering its military presence in Asia, on the other, cloud the prospects of peace on the Korean Peninsula

Unless the US administration adopts a conciliatory approach towards Iran, a diplomatic solution is unlikely

A complex three-way deterrence is at work between the US, Iran and the EU, one that Israel could upset, even if it lasts without war, writes Hussein Haridy

Trump’s unprecedented personal attack on the British ambassador in Washington could shake the special relationship the two countries have shared for decades

If talks are to bring results, the Trump administration must drop its maximalist demands on North Korea

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