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President Trump’s Audacity for Action

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President Trump’s Audacity for Action

President Trump’s Audacity for Action President Trump’s decision killed the two-state solution and the MENA doctrine (Realpolitik) of the former Presidents H.W Bush and Bill Clinton. By Abdennour Toumi Eight years ago the political pundits and the rejectionist politicians made the story of then-President Obama’s first year in the White House sound like American voters…

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Waiting for A Dream in Africa

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Waiting for A Dream in Africa

Waiting for A Dream in Africa The young leaders in Africa are waiting to see if this dream comes true, the same as the young Arabs, who once were inspired by Obama’s story, rather than Osama’s. By Abdennour Toumi President Macron’s appeasement speech from the podium of Ouagadougou University was highly anticipated, in particular by…

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Let investigation run its course, leave Islam and Banlieue out

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Let investigation run its course, leave Islam and Banlieue out

Let investigation run its course, leave Islam and Banlieue out Tariq Ramada might be seen as a voice for the voiceless among the Muslim and Arab youth in the banlieues, but it doesn’t make him their hero. By Abdennour Toumi Sexual harassment and rape accusations aimed at Harvey Weinstein look like a Hitchcock film noir,…

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Algerian Berber Separatist Movement: No, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

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Algerian Berber Separatist Movement: No, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Algerian Berber Separatist Movement: No, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction In Algeria other groups that compose the Berber community and identity, nevertheless the majority seem happy with a federal system. By Abdennour Toumi Ethnic groups are relocating from federal systems and vehemently manifesting their autonomy further. Some are proclaiming independence using the ethnic factor as…

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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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