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Shehab Al-Makahleh
Shehab Al-Makahleh

Shehab Al-Makahleh is Director of Geostrategic Media Center, senior media and political analyst in the Middle East, adviser to many international consultancies. He can be reached at: @shehabmakahleh and @Geostrat_ME

Investing in AI will determine future world superpowers

The world is witnessing a "cold technological war" between major powers that want to control the globe "digitally". International powers are trying to use their Artificial...

The changing geo-strategic scenario in the Middle East

The Middle East has been in the eye of international politics since the end of World War II. The hostility and confrontation of two erstwhile superpowers – the United States of America and the...

Middle East peace process: Will Russia succeed where US failed?

Since 2015, Russia has been expressing keenness to host talks between Israelis and Palestinians, and between Fatah and Hamas to disentangle the hitches hampering peace between Arabs and Israelis and...

How will US decision to pull out of Syria affect Jordan?

US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria has surprised Jordan as this leaves the kingdom in a weak position — politically, economically and militarily.Such a...

The diplomatic overtures of Jordan and Syria

Today, after more than seven years of war in Syria and after all the political tensions that took place between Amman and Damascus, the two countries are seeking to revive diplomatic ties.The...

Israel and Hezbollah: The borderline of war

The drums of war are beating between Hezbollah and Israel. All of a sudden, Israel has announced military operations on its northern borders. The operation called ‘Northern Shield’ has led...

How Arabs can tackle food security

Arab states are particularly susceptible to food shortages and food-price shocks. Besides, recent prognoses reveal that Arab countries will be powerless to meet increasing demand with production.Thus,...

Millions of Arabs to fall under multidimensional poverty

The Arab region is presently undergoing a period of rigorous challenges at all echelons resulting from armed conflicts, economic hardships, sectarian wars, and civil wars as well as corruption. All of...