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The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan

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The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan

The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan By Magdi Mofadal On August 21st, 2019 the Sovereign Council (SC), which acts as the Head of State in Sudan, was stablished after the swearing in of its President and Members. The prime minister took oath of office on the same day. He immediately started consultations…

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Rising extremism is not a mental health issue, it’s a political and public health issue

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Rising extremism is not a mental health issue, it’s a political and public health issue

Rising extremism is not a mental health issue, it’s a political and public health issue Guest comnmentary by AHRC Executive Director Imad Hamad discusses why extremism is not a mental health issue, but a political and a public health concern. By Imad Hamad The response to terrorism in this country is bifurcated. If the perpetrator…

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Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy

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Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy

Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy Guest Op-Ed on the aftermath of Mar al-Bashir’s forced rem,oval from office and the negotiations to form a new government and establish Democracy. By Magdi A. Mofadal The Sudanese people, who pioneered in the Arab world in October 1964 with their first-ever “Arab Spring”, surprised the world…

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Middle East Analyst: Solution to Iran Issue is Israel-Palestine

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Middle East Analyst: Solution to Iran Issue is Israel-Palestine

Middle East Analyst: Solution to Iran Issue is Israel-Palestine Middle-East analyst Jerome Segal, who last June challenged Senator Ben Cardin in the Maryland Democratic Primary because of his vote against Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, and because of Cardin’s support for the right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, argues that unresolved Palestine-Israel peace process…

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US administration petty and vindictive against Palestinian leadership

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US administration petty and vindictive against Palestinian leadership

US administration petty and vindictive against Palestinian leadership Palestinian leader Dr. Hana Ashrawi says the administration of President Donald Trump is “petty and vindictive” to the Palestinians, exposing his failure to address the true needs of peace. A longtime Palestinian activist, non-violent advocate and grandmother, Ashrawi was denied access to enter the U.S. to address…

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Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes

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Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes

Berqas and the Tolerant Letterboxes A British official’s derogatory remarks about the wearing of berqas (burqas, burkas, facial coverings) have ignited a firestorm of criticism and a discussion about the boundaries of religion, politics, and tolerance. Guest columnist Maen Alhusseni speaks to the racism of the issue By Maen Alhusseini Former foreign secretary and British…

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