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Ahmet Uysal discusses Kurdish independence from Iraq

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Ahmet Uysal discusses Kurdish independence from Iraq

Ahmet Uysal discusses Kurdish independence from Iraq In wake of the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum election, Professor Ahmet Uysal has accepted kindly to share his insights with the Arab Daily News. By Abdennour Toumi “Turkey supported the survival of the Iraqi Kurds as an autonomous and proto-state economically and politically. However, an independent Kurdish state…

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All you Need to Know about Algerian Political Harvest Season 

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All you Need to Know about Algerian Political Harvest Season 

All you Need to Know about Algerian Political Harvest Season  It seems when there is chaos among the Arabs, there is always an Algerian exception, analysts are saying but not this time. By Abdennour Toumi A quarter-century ago, before the Sidi-Bouzid revolt in Tunisia sparked the Arab Spring in 2010, disaffected youth in the populated…

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Algeria: Something Is Not Right Happened in Raïs

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Algeria: Something Is Not Right Happened in Raïs

Algeria: Something Is Not Right Happened in Raïs In Algeria politics is not local, but vocal, therefore the nights of horror of August and September, 1997, still haunt the dreams of the population. By Abdennour Toumi About 18 miles south of Algiers located in the countryside of the Municipality of Sidi-Moussa, a massacre took place…

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Find a Better Way to Pessimism and Cynicism

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Find a Better Way to Pessimism and Cynicism

Find a Better Way to Pessimism and Cynicism Algerians are asking how long President Bouteflika will let special interests steal the country’s wealth. By Abdennour Toumi For politicians, it’s a mistake to bet on pessimism; however, when leaders become silent and people don’t have anything left to hope for, they turn to cynicism and rumors….

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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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