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Baria Alamuddin
Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is a journalist and commentator on Middle East current affairs.

COLUMNISTS
Baria Alamuddin
Baria Alamuddin

Baria Alamuddin is a journalist and commentator on Middle East current affairs.

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Sovereign immunity – A Pandora’s Box that must remain unopened

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Often laws are in place for very good reasons. This is certainly the case regarding sovereign immunity

US and Iran: Time to walk away from an abusive relationship

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Obama Administration is already seeming like the battered wife who refuses to recognize the bitter reality of her situation...

Threats without consequences

Thursday, 17 March 2016

US President Theodore Roosevelt was known for his foreign policy advice that one should "speak softly, but carry a big stick”. Things could ...

International system disintegrates as Syria burns

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Whenever there is a breakthrough in the diplomatic efforts for Syria, it is smashed by a major Russian bombing campaign

The other ISIS

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi has been ostensibly set up to tackle ISIS, but its real agenda appears to be different and more sinister

Hostage-taking as an instrument of foreign policy

Saturday, 16 January 2016

There is no substantive difference between the hostage-taking and Iran’s tendency to detain foreign nationals on flimsy charges of spying

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