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خلق الحوار. التأثير على السياسة.

Generating Dialogue. Impacting Policy.

On Saudi Arabia and Iran: Tread Lightly

Mehdi Khalaji

However hard it seems for Iran to fight against the United States’ “soft war,” nothing appears easier and less costly than mobilizing Iranians worldwide against Saudi Arabia or poisoning their consciencewith anti-Arab sentiments.

Why Palestinians Should Support ‘Normalization’ with Israel

Mohammed S. Dajani

An interview with peace activist Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi As a non-violent form of resistance to the Israeli occupation, the anti-normalization movement gained ground in the aftermath of the Al-Aqsa Intifada of 2000. Extremist groups such as Hamas and the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) oppose any...