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Conspiracy theories, Russia’s antidote to chemical weapons

by Claude Salhani There is a new weapon in the war in Syria besides chemical agents: It is called conspiracy theories. Well, then again, maybe they are not so new. Conspiracy theories have been around forever and range from the … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day — the novel

 a novel by Claude Salhani  get your copy today on Amazon.com and other outlets.  

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The Syrian tango: One step forward, two steps back

By Claude Salhani As a US-backed Arab-Kurdish alliance announced the start of what it termed “phase two” of its campaign to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) in its Syrian bastion of Raqqa, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, on tour in … Continue reading

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A tribute to religious tolerance

  Claude Salhani ~~~The Arab Weekly As the world prepared for more conflict, war and other associated acts of madness, an unusual event recently took place in the United States. This was a peaceful event, quite appropriate for a man … Continue reading

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The Syrian conundrum

The Arab Weekly Claude Salhani Although the war in Syria seemed to be stagnating, recently the situation appears to be moving and evolving at an accelerated pace. Russia and Iran have increased their military involvement in Syria. Both countries contributed … Continue reading

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A glimmer of hope at the Islamic summit

Claude Salhani Amid the numerous wars, religious conflicts and general malaise and mayhem gripping large portions of the Levant and North Africa, there comes a glimmer of hope, a tiny flicker that peace can be within reach — at least … Continue reading

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Is Hezbollah a terrorist organization?

from The Arab Weekly Claude Salhani The six oil- and gas-producing countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) recently declared the Leba­nese Shia movement Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, echoing what Israel and the United States have long maintained. Just one … Continue reading

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US boots on the ground in Syria?

Is the statement by US Vice-President Joe Biden — that the United States would be putting boots on the ground in Syria to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) — a change of heart and mind as far as US foreign … Continue reading

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War and Peace in the Middle East

By Claude Salhani The sheer insanity of war seems to have spread like a malignant cancer across North Africa and the Middle East. Everywhere you look war and its by-products — hate, violence and fear — have never been so … Continue reading

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How much US bashing is enough?

Bashing the United States for anything that goes wrong has become de riguer in today’s political world. The latest rant comes from Iran’s supreme leader, who once again berated the United States for the ills of the Middle East.

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