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Sharif Nashashibi
Sharif Nashashibi

The significance of the Riyadh talks on Syria

That Saudi Arabia was able to gather such a large and diverse number of Syrian opposition groups and figures for talks in Riyadh last week was no small feat given the divisions among them. Even more...

British Jews send a wake-up call to Israel

As well as continuing to lose its standing on the international stage, Israel’s image is also slipping among world Jewry...

New Zealand’s Israel / Palestine initiative disappoints

Days after New Zealand began its two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council in January this year, the country’s then-representative Jim McLay criticized the Council...

Whether it is a Palestinian intifada or not is irrelevant

No bout of Israeli-Palestinian violence seems complete without speculation about whether we are seeing the beginning of another intifada (uprising). However, this knee-jerk debate is unhelpful,...

Russian airstrikes and selective outrage over Syria

Far too many people who have condemned U.S.-led airstrikes are perfectly happy to cheer on Moscow...

Warplanes, not diplomacy, on Syria’s horizon

Moscow’s build-up in Syria will embolden the regime to continue being as intransigent as it has been throughout the conflict...

Europe and the misrepresentation of refugees

It is not a migrant crisis but predominantly a refugee crisis...

Reassessing the still-born U.S. rebel program in Syria

Washington needs an urgent reassessment not just of the program, but of its entire policy toward the Syrian conflict...