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Israel must withdraw from Gaza

After eight days of bombing, Israeli troops have entered Gaza. The operation, which is aimed at dealing a critical blow to Hamas, …

Lift the siege of Gaza

The best way to weaken the rejectionists of Hamas is to restore the Palestinians’ belief in diplomacy   Lift the siege of …

Fare well, free trade

With the global economy facing its worst recession in decades, protectionism is a growing risk Trade and the world economy   Fare …

Stimulus Nation: Pump It Up

The minute president-elect Barack Obama takes office, if not sooner, we must have a gigantic stimulus package of federal spending or tax …

Bush’s Farewell Gift*

The body of UN Security Council Resolution 1850 avoids any meaningful mention of a two-state solution or the creation of a Palestinian …

Win, Win, Win, Win, Win …

we remain addicted to oil and prices gradually go up again, petro-dictators get rich, we lose. I’ve already seen this play three …

Peace for the Middle East

US President-elect Barack Obama is about to inherit not just a nation entrenched in two wars but a world of instability and …

Help! A Cease Fire!

The Israeli strategic aim in Gaza is not to put an end to the Qassams. It would still be the same if …

Gulf SWFs’ outlook murky

JEDDAH – Gulf sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) will stand to lose around $450 billion, Henry Azzam, Deutsche Bank CEO for the MENA …

Is the NIE Bush’s Watergate?

In early December, an intelligence report served as the instrument to disgrace Bush and Cheney. In early December, an intelligence report served …