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Want Melania Trump in the White House? Pay her

By Jennifer Weiner It feels like a footnote to the tumult of Month 1 of the Trump presidency, a minor detail easily lost in the toxic stew of news about Russia, executive orders, legal appeals and grammatically challenged Twitter blitzes. But by now, most of America knows that Melania Trump …

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Our enemy’s enemy remains the enemy

By Baria Alamuddin US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an astonishing leap of logic last week when they concluded that Arab states were ready to jump into bed with Israel because of their concerns over Iran. The Arab League and numerous other parties rapidly disabused …

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What’s next for Palestine if two-state solution is ditched?

By Joel Greenberg When President Trump dropped the longstanding American insistence on the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, he veered away from the two-state premise that has been at the core of Middle East peace efforts for decades. The idea of dividing the land shared by Israelis and …

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Goebbels’ Teacher!

By Syed M. Aslam Despite his death nearly seventy-two years ago the legend of Joseph Goebbels lives on still when propaganda or even a topic least related to it is discussed by anyone anywhere. The head of Nazi propaganda machine is credited for saying, “Let me control the media and …

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Can Iran change? We hope it will

By Adel Al-Jubeir Our region is rife with turmoil. We have a crisis in Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen, Libya. We have an Iran that is rampant in its support of terrorism and interference in the affairs of other countries. We face terrorism, we face piracy, we face challenges of …

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Putin needs the US as much as Trump does Russia

By Mary Dejevsky The continuing frenzy in Washington about contacts between members of United States President Donald Trump’s team and Russia has diverted attention from the first real test of the new US president’s campaign pledge to improve relations with Moscow. Thursday saw the first formal meeting between senior officials …

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Liking doesn’t mean acting or helping

By David B. Feldman It’s no secret that, since Donald Trump took office a month ago, the country has experienced significant political intrigue. Many of us have watched the unfolding of various events, together with endless commentary, though social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Depending on our politics, …

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To stop migration to EU, solve civil crisis in Libya

By Katie Kuschminder EU leaders have agreed to a plan that will provide Libya’s UN-backed government ?200 million for dealing with migration. This includes an increase in funding for the Libyan coastguard, with an aim to stop migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean to Italy. Based on the perceived policy success …

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Border tax threat to global growth, financial stability

By James Saft A US border tax would hit growth abroad, sending a global deflationary shock that may be magnified if other countries take defensive steps that result in round-robin currency depreciation. A particular concern is that a sharp appreciation in the dollar caused by a border tax prompts China …

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