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How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power

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How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power

How Soccer is Becoming a Major Player for Qatar Soft Power France football/soccer, a new direction for Doha to seed influence and international presence By Abdennour Toumi Neymar’s transfer from F.C Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is good news for the club, the city, and the Qatari Royal family, according to the French media and political…

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Le Rapprochement: An American in Paris

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Le Rapprochement: An American in Paris

Le Rapprochement: An American in Paris The rapprochement between the two capitals exists despite, both countries’ Presidents viewed as an odd couple. By Abddennour Toumi Latent differences between two great nations often emerge and become problematic for the relationship. Did there really exist an anti-French sentiment as expressed by the American media, certain politicians, the…

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Algeria-France Relations: Love & Hate Mode

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Algeria-France Relations: Love & Hate Mode

Algeria-France Relations: Love & Hate Mode Love-hate relationship between the two nations, story lines still make headlines. By Abdennour Toumi The Algerian-born French writer, Jules Roy, wrote once “… if the French Empire had applied the motto of the French Republic, it would not have lost Algeria.” This year July fifth marked the fifty-fifth Anniversary…

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Gulf Crisis the Reason of Discorde: al-Jazeera Intrudes Again

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Gulf Crisis the Reason of Discorde: al-Jazeera Intrudes Again

Gulf Crisis the Reason of Discorde: al-Jazeera Intrudes Again Why were the U.S. officials and the Arab regimes concerned about al-Jazeera? This is strange since they were dreaming to democratize the Arab world and launching reform processes. By Abdennour Toumi Al-Jazeera is the Arab network that has caused a lot of noise in both the…

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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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