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President Macron’s Pragmatic Maghreb Foreign Policy

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President Macron’s Pragmatic Maghreb Foreign Policy

President Macron’s Pragmatic Maghreb Foreign Policy France’s foreign policy has been known for its pragmatism and steadfastness under all the Presidents of the Fifth Republic. By Abennour Toumi President Emmanuel Macron has many challenges ahead in his five-year term in office. One of them is foreign policy, a domain that is directly related to his…

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All Arabs Must Feel Like Qataris

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All Arabs Must Feel Like Qataris

All Arabs Must Feel Like Qataris Qatar’s foreign policy objectives are clear that political realism does not require indifference to political ideals and moral principles. By Abdennour Toumi Everybody talks about Qatar and when they do, their conversation centers on the international break-up of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, Libya,…

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Portland Muslim community between condemnation & compassion

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Portland Muslim community between condemnation & compassion

Portland Muslim community between condemnation & compassion Brave American heroes make Portlanders proud and America great for standing up to racism and hate ideology By Abdennour Toumi In the wake of the tragic event that took place on Friday afternoon at the Hollywood Transit Center in northeast Portland, the Muslim community in the city and the…

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N’Soumer, misunderstood symbol of Algerian feminism

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N’Soumer, misunderstood symbol of Algerian feminism

Lalla Fatma N’Soumer: Misunderstood Symbol of modern Algerian Feminism Lalla N’Soumer, the mother of modern Algerian feminism, still lives in the songs and depiction of mothers and grand-mothers, mainly Berbers, and secularist women elite. By Abdennour Toumi The Algerian legislative election on Thursday was marked by a high-scored sentiment of abstention and reluctance, what many…

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Political Tsunami in France, how to stop the waves

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Political Tsunami in France, how to stop the waves

Political Tsunami in France, how to stop the waves The majority of the Arab/Muslim communities are not voting homogeneously because of their societal, social, cultural and intellectual background differences. By Abdennour Toumi The first round of the presidential elections in France has provoked a historical duel in the run-off election on May 7th. Mr. Emmanuel…

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Something for everyone at La Grande-Poste Garden Vendor Books

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Something for everyone at La Grande-Poste Garden Vendor Books

Something for everyone at La Grande-Poste Garden Vendor Books Walking up to the la Grande-Poste Garden, one encounters joyful and excited faces of so many people, who gather at the book-vendor’s tables. By Abdennour Toumi Passers-by rush for books, confirming that used-book merchants have broken the myth that Algerians do not read unless they need…

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Fillon Believes in God’s Providence, Marine Believes in White People’s Dominance

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Fillon Believes in God’s Providence, Marine Believes in White People’s Dominance

Fillon Believes in God’s Providence, Marine Believes in White People’s Dominance The voters are more attracted by a populist and a messianic message; anti-Islam/Arab immigrant sentiment is the catch-phrase of LR and the FN candidates. By Abdennour Toumi As the major candidates in the coming French Presidential election are warming up for the debate, they…

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The Day of Glory will come, Be Blonde & Govern

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The Day of Glory will come, Be Blonde & Govern

The Day of Glory will come, Be Blonde & Govern This is the first time in French Political history a woman has run for a high office in the Republic as a seriously viable candidate for President who could win. By Abdennour Toumi On the road to the Élysée Palace, Ms Le Pen, Far-right party…

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Is Islam compatible with Democracy?

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Is Islam compatible with Democracy?

Is Islam compatible with Democracy? Is Islam compatible with Democracy? Echoura-cracy, Democracy and Islamic Economy Toward the Emerging Neo-bourgeoise. The moderate Islamists seem to be seeking a realistic economic strategy to adjust between Sharia, martini and bikini like in Qatar, Morocco and Turkey. By Abdennour Toumi Is Islam compatible with Democracy? This is a question…

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Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility

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Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility

Algeria: Aging Power, Longevity and Credibility Too many old Guard, no Young replacements on the horizon — and the people remain in misery – but will they act? will collective action on the part of the people make for change? By Abdennour Toumi One measures a nation by its natural resources, military power, political system…

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Algeria At The Crossroads, Normal Bro!

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Algeria At The Crossroads, Normal Bro!

Algeria At The Crossroads, Normal Bro! The adjective “normal,” so endlessly repeated, is a tool the people are over-using or simply misusing as a conditioned response to the general sociopolitical mood of the country. By Abdennour Toumi I have been thinking about reporting on my stay here in Algeria. The Arab Daily News readers in…

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Blue Collar White Americans Spoke and Hired Donald Trump

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Blue Collar White Americans Spoke and Hired Donald Trump

Blue Collar White Americans Spoke and Hired Donald Trump The Americans’ political civility and the judiciary system’s credibility are always seen as a model in the world. By Abdennour Toumi The shock remains, but the country must move forward one week after American voters hired President-elect Trump in his new “unpaid” job. The on-going Trump…

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