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Could Iran have been deterred from retaliating more effectively to the assassination of Al-Quds Force leader Qassem Suleimani by US threats to destroy the holy city of Qom, asks Said Okasha

US President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian military leader Qassem Suleimani was taken with the support of the Pentagon and members of Congress and has been an option on the table for years

Yet another decision by Trump has upturned the basis upon which the Middle East peace process was founded for decades. Many are outraged, but few are surprised, writes Said Okasha

Does Erdogan have nuclear ambitions? If he does, it will principally be based on the doctrinaire and paranoid religio-political ideology to which he subscribes

The US does not have the luxury to remain muddled in its response to the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, writes Said Okasha

While Republicans threaten to block Trump’s impeachment, US Democrats also face persistent questions on what exactly Joe Biden and his son have done, writes Said Okasha

Given the balance of majorities in the US Congress, the move to impeach Trump puts as much pressure on the Democrats as it does upon him, writes Said Okasha

Egypt used its presence at the 74th UN General Assembly to promote regional and African interests, and look after its own, writes Said Okasha

After a second election this year, Israeli politics remains stymied unless Netanyahu steps down, which is unlikely when the premiership is his main protection against looming corruption charges, writes Said Okasha

The complex challenges forming the backdrop to President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s participation at the UN General Assembly this week lent his activities and remarks a multi-layered resonance, writes Said Okasha

Said Okasha examines the composition of domestic political forces that may see an unusual alliance form

While Israel would like for the regime in Tehran to fall, it is being careful not to be seen calling for US strikes on Iran

Despite cosy relations between the US and Israel, Trump’s “Deal of the Century” might have a few shocks in store for Tel Aviv

Are the Oslo Accords set to be the first victim of the “Deal of the Century”, and if so, at what cost, asks Said Okasha

The US is finally getting serious about designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group.

No sense can be found in local and international opposition claiming El-Sisi’s visit to Washington failed.

Examining the complex of interrelated regional developments that forms the backdrop to President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s visit to the US this week

Israelis have long been leaning towards rule under a strongman, which also appears to keep the right wing in power

Despite raising alarm bells, Trump’s apparent decision on the Golan Heights could be a bargaining chip relative to bigger issues, and be reversible

Said Okasha examines the latest twists in Egypt-US relations

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